Clemango - Design Feedback
Clemango is a website I built using React and Node.js where users can upload designs and get feedback either publicly or privately. Objective feedback is so important in design, but sites like Dribbble tend to be a show-and-tell and communities like r/design_critiques on Reddit don't have a great interface for giving feedback. I decided it would be a fun project to build my ideal feedback engine and see if it could benefit other budding designers.
The project has been a huge learning experience in product development and marketing. While I used the Hook Model to try to make Clemango habit forming for users, the main challenge has been building a community of like-minded individuals. The goal is to one day have an approachable community where any creative can upload work and get constructive feedback when needed most.
StreetView - Street Art Mapped
This is an app I developed using Ionic and Firebase. I love street art for the culture and vibrance it adds to every place I visit. While traveling here and abroad, I found myself walking around cities and wishing I knew where to find the best street art in the area.
StreetView allows users to upload photos of street art to a community map for others to enjoy. You just take a photo with your phone and the app will load the photo and location to the map. My hope is to encourage people to get up, explore some cities, and enjoy some art.
SnapMobile: Brand Refresh
When I was hired as the product designer at SnapMobile, the brand and website was already established. Originally, the aesthetic was fun and light-hearted, featuring flat colors and emoji graphics. Now that the company has grown and matured, I felt it was time to reimagine the brand to something more modern and vibrant.
I transitioned the logo to be more eye-catching, yet still recognizable for those previously familiar with it. The color palette is now brighter with more contrast, using the primary colors and gradients to draw attention to particular areas of the screen. I also designed more transition and hover animations to really engage potential clients new to the site.
Technori is a startup showcase where companies present their products in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors. I worked with Technori CEO Scott Kitun to redesign their outdated website. Before becoming CEO, Scott produced nearly all of the video and audio content for Technori. With the redesign, he wanted to shift the site's focus from explaining what Technori does to highlighting the media.
I accomplished this by making the home page a video hub and giving audio and blog content their own pages as well. The UI is much more vibrant and clean compared to the old site, reflecting Technori's connection to fresh ideas.
Sufo is a website I designed freelance for SugarSnap, a med-tech startup out of Chicago's MATTER incubator. A pain point for physicians is that they need to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits by attending courses and events in order to practice medicine. This is a huge inconvenience for busy doctors.
Sufo lets physicians earn CME credits by watching videos online and on the go. I worked closely with SugarSnap founder Subbu Arumugam to make sure CME videos are accessible, sponsor content is visible, and content creators are highlighted. Since videos feature really cool and unique lightboard technology, I made it a theme for the visual design.