I'm just back from an amazing week with all of the Tines team together in Chicago. As part of the preparation for this annual company offsite, it felt timely that these events should have their own mini-identity. I worked with the team on a visual design language that sit nicely alongside our core brand, feeling fresh yet familiar.
Borrowing from existing typographic styles, a series of shapes abstracted from in-product features were used and aligned at random on a grid pattern reminiscent of the Storyboard canvas within the Tines product.
For the event we created a mini-site to handle registration and important information, signage, stage backdrops, slides and team swag.
Recently I've just completed my first Framer Sites template. It's called 'Supernormal' and it's suited to designers, photographers, art directors, writers and illustrators. Perfect for that mix of a curated portfolio and blog. Responsive design, mobile and tablet friendly as standard.
If you haven't looked into Framer Sites yet, check it out – it's a fantastic platform to create a website. Everything is so fast and responsive (it's powering this site you are viewing right now).
As a product designer myself I've always become bogged down in irrelevant details and options when designing my personal portfolio site. I’ll typically have a tonne of content ready to show the world, but get distracted by excessive options and indecision. I've had a need time and time again for a platform to easily allow me to showcase my work in a professional, content first approach with little visual cruft.
Traditional web platforms cater to everyone, and ultimately no-one. Onplace is not for everyone. We will be offering layout options for designers, architects, photographers and writers. That's it. This focus allows us to deliver presentation options that fit seamlessly with your work, and don’t distract from it.
At InVision I worked on making the sketch plugin behave more natively for MacOS, and become more visual. Designers working within a large design library could group their most frequently used or referenced components into custom sets for individual efficiency.
Additionally, I proposed we create and bundle useful design measurement tools with Design System Manager as part of an InVision toolkit. These included a contrast checking tool, type measurement, distance measurement and an advanced colour tool.
It was important that we accurately communicate the sync status of each item within your design system so you're aware that you are working with the most up to date library. For this, a sync indicator is included on every thumbnail showing components in sync, not synced and to be published.
I worked with Floe in 2019 on designing the first version of their product. The app measures your physiological response to preprepared exercises and adapts real-time with visual and aural guides that help you achieve a focused, creative, or calm state of mind.
With use Floe tracks your results over time and adapts to serve more challenging and fulfilling exercises as your skill increases. In a team environment, administrators can set specific exercise schedules for employees, and get aggregated feedback.
A configurable dashboard allowed Floe administrators to track team progress over time, and view the impact on the team. Accuracy, usage, streaks, self-reported sentiment, mood and additional metrics could be cross referenced between departments, or groups of users.