In the increasingly competitive audio industry, Bose commissioned thirteen23 to help create a global design language for its growing ecosystem of connected products. Here are a few design explorations I did for their SoundTouch app. I also focused on delivering the TV experience for their Lifestyle home audio systems.
DoStuff is a network of 15 scene-level culture and event guides helping people do awesome stuff across North America. They came to thirteen23 wanting to give their users a mobile app that would let them access the network while on the go.
The client decided to go with a different direction, so the actual app in production looks different than what is shown here. This was my direction.
Twyla TV App
Twyla offers museum-quality limited edition prints by today’s premier artists. I explored extending their digital experience to high-end hotels via an Apple TV app. This app could increase brand awareness and allow TWYLA’s customers to browse and purchase art from the comfort of their suite.
New York Times
This was a project I did for fun. Stay tuned for further updates!
The design lends itself to a more personalized reading experience. At the homepage there is an infinite scroll of stories, with the New York Times masthead docked to the bottom. When you click on a tile, the masthead slides up revealing the article. You can still browse traditionally by clicking the menu icon for a slide out list of all the sections.
Block Print Shirts
Recently I tried block printing for the first time. I saw some work by Derrick Castle and was instantly inspired to give this medium a try. I thought the results were pretty awesome and I can't wait to do more.
The goal for this project was to increase new user signups. We wanted to create a product that any IT pro could find valuable without being an invested member of the Spiceworks community.
Through user research we identified that documenting and explaining their work was a struggle, especially when trying to find a new job. So, I took the resume one step further by creating a portfolio. Much like designers use Behance, IT pros can use this to showcase projects they have done. With a simple wizard, they can create visually rich and informative project briefs using images, video, descriptions, tagged products, maps, stats, and more. Watch the video at the top for further information.
I designed this poster while taking a Skill Share class taught by DKNG. It was an awesome class and taught me how to design for screen printing. Unfortunately I never got a chance to print this... maybe someday!
Spiceworks started as an all-in-one application, but after years of rapid growth and new features, the simple app turned into a very bloated piece of software. We needed to improve user experience and build a flexible framework for future tools. So I architected and designed a new platform.
Rather than Spiceworks being one app, it is now a platform that hosts several. I surveyed our app and took the core features and unbundled them into individual apps. The apps were then stitched together with a global navigation, design standards, and a shared development toolkit.
This change now allows us to build more apps without sacrificing user experience. We can also revisit our existing apps and create a better user experience without being dependent on other features.