David Does Design.
My dream is continually water my design and UX skill set so it eventually blossums into an user experience design career after laying strong roots in front-end development and coding.
As a freelance developer I am often doing my own web design based on a client's desires and needs. Throughout the process I use modern tools like Trello and keep an open feedback loop with the client to make sure my designs meet their needs.
Seattle By Bike: A mini case study
For this mini case study I will give a birds-eye flyover on how my design process went for a recent freelance client of lindahl studios.
Always start on paper
Paper wireframing allows for quick iterations and just feels so right when starting a logo or web design. After my initial meeting with the client I had a good idea of the branding and design for his business based on his answers to my branding collection questionnaire.
Various Mock Ups in Sketch
After settling on a design on paper, I transition to rebuilding several mockups in Sketch. I presented several options to the client and we collaborated on the client's likes and dislikes to perfect a design that I would later code.
High Fidelity Prototype
After settling on a final design layout, I gave the Sketch design a few more tweaks and explained to the client how the interaction model would work for visitors to the website. Because I'm always iterating, the design was being constantly improved as I coded.
Inspired by Steve Schoger, I like to share design tips and refactors as I encounter them. The below tip was published by myself on twitter after I refactored a design on The Appex project. I look forward to creating and publishing more in the future!
After refactoring a bit of the #design for a project under development, I created this slide to show what and why the changes.— 𝙳𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚍 𝙰. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚑𝚕 (@austriker27) April 13, 2018
It is inspired by @steveschoger and @erikdkennedy who often share 🔥 #designtips on twitter. (Check them out!) pic.twitter.com/Us9Dwit5gQ