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Valerie Therese.

designer by day. cookie monster by night.


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I'm A DIGITAL DESIGNER

I love telling stories through my designs and then refine the little details that make it an enjoyable digital experience for the end-user.

I DESIGN DIGITAL INTERFACES

I enjoy designing for all things digital. That includes, websites, apps for mobile and tablet, digital dashboards and everything in between.

I have varying experience in the following; visual design, UX & UI design, prototyping, interaction design, research & testing and front-end development

Valerie Therese

i like to solve problems

I like the challenge of figuring out the best way to solve the users’ problems. I use research, workshops, documentation, observation, and yes, a lot of post-it notes and other methods to initiate design thinking and the problem-solving process (cookies also help).

i translate my ideas into visual prototypes

My core strength is creating a visual design experience that focuses on the user.  This is achieved through the process of creating both interactive prototypes and static prototypes. I use Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Axure, and online tools like InVision and Proto.io.  I also create prototypes and interaction design using html, css, javascript.

I design things for people and brands.

Below is a list of skills, experiences and knowledge I've acquired throughout the years working in digital. I'm not an expert at all of these things, but I do love learning about them and being part of the digital culture.

CLIENTS & BRANDS
  • Australia Poker League
  • Canon
  • Cars Guide
  • Channel V
  • Foxtel
  • Fox Sports
  • Get Price
  • My Career
  • Nestle
  • News Corp
  • Presto
  • Roses Only
  • Secure Parking
  • Sportscraft
  • St George Bank
  • Sydney Duty Free
  • Vodafone
EXPERIENCE
  • Visual Design
  • UX/UI Design
  • Prototyping
  • Interaction Design
  • Front-End Development
  • Wordpress Theming
tools
  • Adobe Creative (Photoshop, Illustrator etc)
  • Sketch
  • Axure
  • Proto.io
  • InVision
  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
knowledge
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Analytics
  • Bootstrap

SNIPPETS OF WORK

I've been lucky to have worked with many clients, brands and people over the years.  This has given me the opportunity to design for a variety of digital products. Below is a small selection of snippets of my work. If you are interested in working with me or hiring me, I will be more than happy to share a larger collection of my design portfolio with you.

Interaction design - menu

Interaction Design

This is a snippet of a micro-interaction of a morphing hamburger icon, with slide-in menu. 

Responsive Interaction Design

Responsive Material Design

Using Google's Material Design, I create prototypes that use this design language in order to create an interactive experience when using Android web & mobile products. In this example, I've used Materialize CSS to create reusable elements that is both interactive and accessible.

TV App Design ConceptSearch - Full-page takeover

Visual Design

This visual design concept was for a TV app that promotes free-to-air channels via Presto, with a big emphasis on full-page search takeover to cater for faceted search.

Presto AppPresto AppPresto App

App UX & Design

The Presto tablet app gained positive comments within the tech industry, with Gizmodo calling it “much prettier than Netflix”.

We created a set of user journeys, to develop simple user interactions, transitions and designs to develop an interface that was both intuitive and visually appealing. 

Mobile ui

Mobile UI

An example of a mobile UI template that I put together for a pitch. These elements and modules are re-usable and can be re-branded for other projects to achieve great results in a short timeframe.

Responsive DesignResponsive Design - Search

Responsive Design

As the lead designer for this project, we started with a UX-first approach, and achieved a great outcome in both design, user experience and usability.

I worked closely with the product owner, senior UX architects and the marketing team to design a clean and easy to use product. We focused heavily designing a user interface that was able to handle  a large library of content and data and presenting it to the user in a way that was both logical and visually appealing.

Get in touch

If you'd like to get to know more about what I do and where I've been, just send me an email and I will respond to you soon. 
I'm available for a coffee if you are based in Sydney and you'd like to chat about your design needs.

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