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PROMPT: I built my skill set and career crafting stories through beautiful pixel perfect designs. I wanted to evolve good design into functionality, so I learned how to build and ship a project built by cross-functional teams. Over time I realized what really love is making complex systems simple and relatable. And that I shine at making these systems look great.
PROJECT: My traditional resume was only humanized through a well-written cover letter. My newly designed graphical resume adds a whole new dimension by visually introducing me – the person behind the experience. I use imagery to tell the viewer something about myself before the first word is even read. It’s focused and to-the-point. A modular system that can exist as a static or dynamic design.
Point of view: I thought a lot about this.
Q: Who is this for?
A: Future employers, collaborators, potential clients and peers.
Q: What can I offer that is special?
A: Apply interaction design knowledge with visual design skills to create an eye-catching graphical system that’s simple to follow but unique in experience.
Q: What purpose does it serve?
A: It’s an opportunity to insert my personality into that first impression making it about more than great content.
Research: A cup of coffee and hug goes a long way when recruiting important and appropriate people (I’ve got smart friends!) for feedback. I explained my interest and point of view and sat back to open myself up to theirs. Questions, concerns, and lots of details I’d not really considered.
Ideas: The feedback was handy and helped me take an informed approach to the process. I organized this information and used it to map out a system.
Sketching: With a rough system mapped out I sketched ideas balanced by feedback, insight, and creativity.
Design: I made sure to keep all design elements intentional. And what better way to bring style into the system then my love for postmodernist design.
Conclusion: Overall it’s been a rewarding experience. Thinking more like an interaction designer through this rebrand has helped me immensely in understanding how I want to communicate. I can only hope that some of Ettore Sottsass insight into communicating with style has rubbed off on me in some way.
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Client: @iamnaomidesign (that’s me!)
Skills: Establishing a style guide, Layout Design, Branding, Digital, Graphic Design, Print
Tools: Sketchbook, Adobe Illustrator CC, Kuler