Hey! I’m Jamie, a multidisciplinary designer and code savvy web builder connecting people with products in meaningful ways through the process of design. With over 10 years of building for the web, I’m comfortable creating digital products, design systems, product management, and collaborating with developers to solve challenging problems.
My skill set allows me to design and build software along with learn from the people who use it. It’s gratifying taking concepts from ideation to implementation, to guide engagement, and a successful user experience. I specialize in designing utility and service based software.
I value collaboration, communication, humility & leadership. Always be learning.
Product Design Experience
Currently, I’m a Senior Product Designer at Orbit Apps (formally Pixel Union), working in research and development of Apps for Shopify merchants.
2020 – 2021, I was the lead designer responsible for creating and maintaining the product’s event ticketing platform. Collaborated with with the team to plan product features and improve existing ones with testing, utilizing a UX design process. Create and manage the design system (Figma).
Previously, I was building the Propeller One app with a team here in the Comox Valley. Propeller One is a digital integrated aircraft journey log, technical records and technical dispatch system for small airline operators.
Prior to Propeller One, I helped the team at Kitestrings launch a prototype password manager app. The product helps teams organize, centralize, and share passwords for client projects. Role included UX design (research, planning, testing), UI design, front-end dev (HTML/CSS) and product management.
Past Design Experience
Simplex Mobility, a mobility management services provider. Responsible for designing and building a Ruby on Rails app called My-Serve with a small distributed team. The purpose of My-Serve is to equip telecom admins with helpful tools to manage their company wide mobility. Role included UX design (research, planning, testing), UI design, front-end dev (HTML/CSS) and product management. Making a phone bill worth reading while saving businesses money.
InQuicker responsible for design which addressed business, brand and patient requirements. I created user-flows, personas, wireframes, prototypes, and coded HTML/CSS/SASS. Used detailed analysis and testing to develop ideas and solutions to improve the patient experience. Collaborated with engineers and marketing to ensure goals are met in the product development process.
Combining my passion for independent music and graphic design, I curate Silent Season, an electronic music label releasing limited edition collector vinyl records, and CDs, with a family of artists from around the world. This allows me to explore music, graphic design, photography, print, marketing and physical media distribution.
Since 2020 I volunteer with Comox Valley Search & Rescue.
I founded and coordinated the Comox Valley Web Posse, a community of designers and developers who meet together for professional development and social events.
Grateful to live & work in the unceded territory of the K’omoks First Nation, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.