Alexis Clyburn

Design Lead

User Experience, User Interface, Front-end Design

About Me

Hi, I'm Alexis!

I'm a user interface and user experience designer with over 10 years of industry experience. For the last six years, I have been leading design efforts to successfully launch new programs, new processes, and discovering new ways of learning and collaboration.

My design journey all started when I was 13 years old, creating webpages for my Neopets. Little did I know, such curiosity would eventually blossom into my present-day career.

As I continued to work with design teams, development teams, and management teams, I became well versed in what it took to maintain websites and applications.

Becoming a designer has taught me how to stay curious, how to embrace change, and how to become a part of that change. It has encouraged me to be a better artist, a better human being, and to realize that user experience is everywhere - that it's a way of life.

My Education

  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Aug. 2007 - May 2012
  • Computer Engineering
    Bachelor of Engineering
  • Art and Technology
    Bachelor of Art

My Portfolio

responsive websites • device-specific applications • enterprise applications • framework design

See Examples of Work
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My Experience

In this ever-changing and ever-growing field, constantly researching the latest practices and patterns, as well as familiarizing myself with new tools and programs is essential. It's key to stay curious!

I've learned how to lead, inspire, and motivate designers to take the reins in completely new territory by finding comfort in the unknown. A great example of this was during my time at Photon, when Windows 8 made its debut into the world.

I am also responsible for managing design processes and ensuring that, as a team, we reach the simplest, most straight-forward, and accessible design. From templates and libraries, to documentation and asset delivery, every step of design process is just as important as the last.

One of my design philosophies is to always consider feasibility of development. The term "user", to me, is not only the end-user or the customer, but also includes the developers, the business, and my fellow designers.

Working with marketing, product teams, development teams, and business owners come with unique challenges - welcome ones! Gaining multi-faceted exposure to different varieties of teamwork keeps me on my toes, and inspires me to think critically and design for consistency, accessibility, and usability.

The reward of seeing the crucial moving parts of the design process move and work together is priceless. Especially when it encourages collaboration, synergy, and FUN!

My Resume
Brother International Corporation
Nov. 2020 - Present
Designer, UI/UX/FED
  • Evaluate requirements, create designs, prototypes, and assets, and maintain follow-up with design projects to meet the needs of business leaders across departments.
  • Focus on creating intuitive and data-driven design by creating personas, conducting usability tests, and outlining user scenarios across multiple product lines.
  • Oversee the development of UX designs by mapping user flow, creating wireframes and prototypes, defining functional specifications, and performing quality assurance and user acceptance testing.
  • Standardize new processes and documentation formats, including design patterns, specifications, and style guides, to encourage collaboration between designers and development.
  • Keep up to date with the industry standards, trends, and latest tools through in-depth research and development.
Feb. 2017 - Nov. 2020
UI/UX Designer
  • Created wireframes, prototypes, and asset libraries to maintain consistency across design projects.
  • Researched old and new industry standards, trends, and tools to enhance workflow and collaboration.
  • Introduced new approaches to ongoing challenges to reach optimal solutions.
  • Consulted with development and business leaders on best-practices and implemetation of data-driven design.

Diligent Corporation
Dec. 2013 - Aug. 2016
UI/UX Designer
  • Collaborated with Business Analysts to research and create requirements, optimize usability, user experience, and summarize competitive analyses to improve product features.
  • Brainstormed with teammates on competitive analyses, increasing newly released product signup, and continued usage across current and new clientele.
  • Managed a small team of designers and offshore developers to facilitate timely communication and ensure ease of asset delivery for final releases.
  • Provided documentation, prototypes, style guides, and annotated designs for accurate implementation from initial concept to final product.

Photon Infotech
Nov. 2012 - Dec. 2013
UI/UX Design Lead
  • Led design efforts by creating wireframes and visual compositions using Balsamiq and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Managed design teams on projects for iOS, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8, creating accurate and usable deliverables per device standards.
  • Presented estimates of effort and resources to key stakeholders, ensuring fast, accurate, and quality production and delegation of deliverables.
Jun. 2012 - Nov. 2012
Creative Design Lead
  • Provided UI/UX solutions to multiple Windows 8 design projects, focused on increasing project intake and client volume.
  • Contributed various alternatives during ideation sessions to optimize functionality and usability.

SmartWolf LLC
Jan. 2014 - Present
  • Create hand-made products, prototypes, and freelance design solutions.
My Skills

Data-Driven Design
Adobe Creative Suite
Sketch - Figma - Axure
Mentorship and Coaching
Competitive Analysis
Other Artwork
The Fun Continues

Whenever I find some free time to unwind, you can find me sculpting, drawing, painting, knitting, sewing...
Check out some of the other ways I apply my creativity!

AKA "Seren"

Everyone's got a best friend. For me, there is Serendipity. Meet my charismatic Australian Shepherd, the good boy that reminds me to welcome each day as my best self.