Web Design Specialist responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of all design initiatives supporting the development of new and existing websites and web applications for the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association.
Redesign, redevelop and deliver an entirely new website for WUSA. Previous site was outdated and poorly designed, did not meet basic standards for higher education. Myself and another designer were tasked with a total redesign of the website from front end to back end, we scrapped any old design and development practices we saw on the previous site and rebuilt a new and improved site utilizing Figma, the Adobe Suite and delivered a final project through WordPress.
Tools and Execution
Utilized the Adobe Suite for the vast majority of the non web related design work requested. For any and all UI and web design work, Figma was the main tool used.
Design work for WUSA was almost entirely restricted to Web Design, with little graphic design done by running Variable Scripts in Illustrator helping businesses within the university run high amounts of tags through the system to aid in printing bulk.
Figma was the main tool used in the redesigning and presenting of projects.
Previous WUSA site compared to the current finalized project
All UI design work was done on Figma. Used to design, mock-up, present and finalize all designs relative to the final product. Wireframing, Low Fidelity and High Fidelity designs were all done on Figma. Designs were presented to the team of 40+, handed off to developers and work hand in hand with developers
Prior to the finalization of the new Website, I was tasked with totally redesigning and presenting the University Clubs portion of the site, which was eventually put onto it's own site. Finding, starting, and managing a Club for the University needed to be redesigned. Previous process was tedious, confusing and far too deep into the WUSA site for ease of accessibility.
Solution was to redesign and smoothen the process of finding and making a Club by easing the process of contacting certain officials, browsing through a vast catalog of growing clubs, and simplifying the process of finding necessary paperwork.
My time at the University of Waterloo was far more than just educational, it was a place where co-workers became friends and renders became reality. I was able to proudly push myself and my skills to the limit as well as learn a handful of new ones alongside a very bright team.