Amazon's Kids Edition Tablet comes out of the box ready to be set up with your children's profiles. I developed the out of box experience for parental set-up; this included exploring new avatar styles, ensuring proper use of existing Amazon visual guidelines, and redlining the final assets. I also illustrated new lock screens to appeal to our 3-11 year old audience.
Designing the Amazon FreeTime Photo Editor was a fun challenge. Iconography was especially important, since children's concepts of symbol representation is fairly blank. I explored a variety of icons for top level and lower level panels, researched color theory for children (and learned that they love red), and created a solution to indicate extra content when scrolling horizontally on a touch device.
I had the pleasure of designing a set of awesome stickers for children to use in the Kindle FreeTime Photo Editor.
Exploring the styling on FreeTime's Focus States, with the goal of making the selection clear to young children navigating the experience. I worked on the icon styling, selected content, and the inline expansion styling for the main experience. I did a variety of style options, explored more illustrative options, various shading and borders,and our team settled on a hard edge double shadow that helped the selected content visibly float over the unselected content. The effect also appears on the "Try Something Else!" page, which I also illustrated. Also included are some of my explorations in the early phases of the process.
When I joined the FreeTime team the existing design was fairly neutral, and my talk was to explore ways to add elements of whimsy and storytelling to the child's experience. I used the FreeTime characters icon (the tortoise and the hare) and the app icon with our Kite Kit as inspiration for many of these illustrations. I also experimented with a triptych, with the idea that child is scrolling vertically through the experience as they use the left-hand navigation structure. The three final backgrounds were chosen because they most sense with the content on each screen.
The "Why HTC?" section of HTC.com needed a visual refresh, so I put together two concepts. This parallax version was chosen and developed, and the page renamed "HTC Innovations."
I created and implemented a grid for Bing Apps' new round of icons and icon updates. I designed at 24x24 pixels, as it's divisible by 2 and 3 and their multiples to allow for greater flexibility in clustered elements. Sticking to this grid lead to greater cohesion in the icon sets. At top, you will see some icons in play on the Health & Fitness App, the grid I designed, then a sample of explorations using the grid for the News App.
The "Why HTC?" section of HTC.com needed a visual refresh, so I put together two concepts. This is the early version that was later expanded into "HTC Innovations."
HTC's Global design team had a video project for online assets; I provided a storyboard.
Site design for a video presentation company focusing on educational and business platforms.
Miscellaneous advertisements for Lockerz.com.
Logo design, brochure design, and triptych menu boards for Sweet Iron Waffles.