MY ROLE: Visual Designer & Production Designer on AWS Web Team (contract)
PARTNERS: Team Art Directors, Project Managers and other Designers on team, Project Managers and Engineers across many other teams
DATE: Created in 2018-2019 for the 2018-2019 AWS website updates and re:Invent web assets
CHALLENGE: I was given existing Use Case and How It Works diagrams for AWS products and asked to recreate based on new updated style. Within those diagrams, there were line art illustrations that needed to be created.
SOLUTION: I researched the products and learned the basics about how they worked. I built the diagrams based on that research and the existing diagrams. I also built an internal illustration library for web use which now includes 1,100+ icons & line art illustrations. I made an illustrator template for building out individual illustration files as well as helped create the process for building out the library. I added keywords to all illustrations to make searching easier and am responsible for upkeep of the library.
SIDE NOTE: Aside from the illustration library & other web assets I made for the 2019 website refresh, I also created an Icon Design System & Guidelines for building out new AWS product icons.
MY ROLE: Visual Designer on AWS Web Team (contract)
PARTNERS: AWS Team Art Director and Project Manager, Alexa for Business Designer and Project Manager
DATE: January 2019
CHALLENGE: I was given existing TV screensaver designs that sit in conference rooms of Alexa for Business customers and asked to redesign them.
SOLUTION: We went through several iterations of styles and landed on a more simplistic screen design with photo realistic illustrations of the Echo device and utterances. (Final screen designs are bottom 4)
MY ROLE: Visual Designer & Production Designer on MSFT Office Icon Team
PARTNERS: Team Lead Designer & Project Manager, PowerPoint 3D Team Project Manager, & Project Managers & Engineers across many other teams
DATE: Created in 2016-2018 for the 2019 MSFT Office UX update
CHALLENGE: For the 3D icon set which includes 500+ icons with the different sizes, I was given access to the dog-food build of the new 3D feature in PowerPoint to research.
For the bigger set of ribbon icons which includes 1,400+ icons, I created completely new icons or simply added new sizes of already existing icons. The icons belong to different apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and SharePoint.
SOLUTION: For the 3D icon set, I used the dog-food build and got really familiar with how the 3D feature worked. I also made a small paper airplane so that I could use it as a model when creating the icons.
For the bigger set of ribbon icons, I referred to existing icons and updated based on existing visuals sometimes changing the visual completely. There were always new features being added, so I would do research into how those new features worked and create the icon based on the functionality. Every icon was created to be pixel-perfect and then turned into True Type fonts which are packaged within the software.
MY ROLE: Production Designer on Microsoft Office Icon Team (contract)
PARTNERS: Team Lead Designer & Project Manager
DATE: Created in 2018 for 2018 Google Play Store (visual update)
CHALLENGE: I was given one existing size of each branding app icon (I wasn't even given existing files to all, just some of the app icons) and I had to create a set of high DPI sizes for each app for the Google Play Store. I created each one to be pixel-perfect.
SOLUTION: I simply built out the set of sizes for each branding icon.
These are just for fun and were created from 2015 to now.
ABOUT: A contemporary sprinkle mix shop based out of Austin, TX
CHALLENGE: Rosie came to me with the idea of creating Neon Yolk in 2016 and together we figured out what web assets were needed besides a logo and I created all of it. In 2018, Rosie hired a Web Designer to design a website as she was only on Etsy at that time. Most of the assets on her new website were recreated by the Web Designer.
SOLUTION: I talked a lot with Rosie and created a Pinterest board which we would both add pins to. Based on that, I created all of the web assets including logos for everyday use and different holidays as well as cover photos for social media. I also created stickers for her sprinkle mix bags and for the packaging that the mixes come in.
ABOUT: Texas Tempeh out of Austin can be found in all Wheatsville and Whole Foods locations in Austin, San Antonio and Houston. It's also served at several restaurants across Austin including Mothers, Counter Cafe, Bouldin Creek, Freebirds, Vegan Nom and others.
MY ROLE: Visual Designer
PARTNERS: Hearty Vegan Owners
CHALLENGE: Rebrand The Hearty Vegan to Texas Tempeh by creating a new logo, stickers and new packaging
SOLUTION: Had several meetings with Texas Tempeh and I learned that they wanted to represent the feel of Texas in their new logo and packaging. We walked through Whole Foods and Wheatsville stores and they showed me what packaging they liked most and why. I based my designs on that research.
ABOUT: Beneplace is a locally owned specialty brokerage firm in Austin, TX. They offer fully customizable platforms to Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. and overseas where employees can search, shop, and purchase products and other discounted services.
MY ROLE: Visual Designer
PARTNERS: Beneplace Art Director
CHALLENGE: Rebrand the logos for different Tickets at Work entertainment attractions, specifically across different states that are offered as extra benefits for client sites such as IBM and Boeing
SOLUTION: I did research on different attractions across states and what each state is somewhat known for and based the logos on that research.