User Experience, User Interface, Front-end Design
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.
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!
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!