Hi! I'm Isaac. This is my resume.

I've loved all types of art all my life. When I was a very young child I told my mom I wanted to be a painter. She told me people don’t do that much for a living anymore, so I found the next best thing – I found digital experience design. I still love painting, sketching, fashion, and music, but UX design is my full time job. I've done app design, websites, user research & testing, and branding. My forte is cross-device app design, and my process sets me apart.

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Fresh Consulting

UX Designer • August 2014 - Present
CBRE

UX design for broker CRM software

DTI/EPIQ

UX design for legal document cloud storage

Band of Hands

Branding and mobile UX for TaskRabbit competitor

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Isaac N.C.

Owner, Designer • Founded Jan 2014

Freelance project serving local small- and mid-sized businesses with web and brand design.

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Fresh Consulting

Co-Founder, Designer • Founded 2014, Closed 2017
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Fannit

Graphic Designer • Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

My career in design and usability started at Fannit, a startup marketing firm. I allowed this job to take the place of going to school, a decision I still don't regret because of hands-on learning it provided me with.

The role started as an account manager and content writer for a group of clients, but quickly moved to graphic designer as the firm evolved. My responsibilities as such were to design infographics, websites, and brands. But the focus, as a marketing provider, was always designing for the user so that experiences would equal conversions. This set the groundwork for my next role - experience design.

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Usability Techniques

One of the most important yet most overlooked aspects of design is usability. Designers love to flaunt shiny new dashboards and clean interfaces, frequently forgetting the experience of the end user. And verifying designs are agnostic to disabilities is a detail often forgotten. My goal is to design experiences that look beautiful but function better.

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User Interviews

Talking to the end user is an exceptional way to get ideas & feedback, and users often feel honored to be listened to. Interviews can sometimes come before design has even started, in which case the goal is to receive validation or recognize alternative value.

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Usability Tests

Ultimately, the best way to guarantee the experience of an app is to test it. Tests can be conducted in a variety of ways, including surveys with video tracking, preference tests, A/B tests, and eye tracking.

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Accessibility

The web is being used by everybody, which means that standards should be followed that allow everybody to use the web, regardless of disabilities. Disabilities such as vision impairments, colorblindness, and movement disorders.

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Performance Optimization

Smart images compression, as well as proper use of each image type (SVG, PNG, JPG) can make a substantial difference to load time and experience. If I'm developing as well as I designing, I use additional techniques for performance such as code minification, efficient use of classes & scripts, etc.

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Onboarding

My goal is to design experiences that are intuitive, but sometimes making an experience intuitive involves walking the users through it. Typically this is as non-intrusive as smart placeholder content, but other methods include welcome messages or walkthrough tutorials.

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Analytics Research

One of the valuable skills I acquired in marketing was knowledge of analytics. Before any redesign I like to look at current usage analytics. This identifies how users currently interact with the experience so I know which flows and content to retain and what's failing.

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Figma

Webflow

Photoshop

Illustrator

AfterEffects

Premiere Pro

InVision

Sketch

Reputation

CEO at Band Of Hands

Isaac, I have been going through the mobile wireframes.

Love it! You nailed it.

I just wanted to thank you and encourage to keep going.

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Founder of Synctup

Isaac is a highly skilled designer that embodies every attribute of creativity.

He has a very proficient ability to create UX/UI ideas from scratch, execute designs through maps, wireframes and visual designs in a very thoughtful way. His creative branding abilities are just as impressive.

I’ve had the pleasure to see Isaac's work first hand and would recommend him to anyone seeking high professional results. In addition to his great sense of creative design, Issac has a great personality and is a pleasure to work with.

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Director of UX at A Place for Mom (previously CBRE)

I’ve worked with Isaac for about a year. He’s officially a consultant but he’s more like a member of my team.

Isaac is an excellent UX designer, a good collaborator, and always ready to advocate for the best user experience possible.

He’s confident and challenges the team in productive ways, with an eye on the business needs and an understanding of our users. I would work with Isaac any time without hesitation and would recommend him as a valuable asset to any team.

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CEO at MarketingManager

Isaac has imagination, creativity and the technical skillsets that make him a top notch digital designer.

He seeks out challenges to make himself better and is open to feedback which gives him the ability to continue to improve his craft.

Upon leaving Fannit in mid-2014 Isaac was starting to transition to a place where he not only knew the design, but understood the business needs for particular designs. He is fun and productive!

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Designer II at Microsoft

It has been a pleasure to work together with Isaac, who is an innovative designer. Isaac is a multi-skilled graphic designer with great creative suite skills. When you get to connect with him, you'll discover a naturally talented person.

No matter how complex the problem is, he will always come up with brilliant and elegant designs. His attention to detail is spot on and he spends time on his work to deliver high quality designs.

I can highly recommend working with him.

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Art Director at Microsoft

With an inherent eye-for-design, Isaac consistently produces stunning pieces that exceed expectations.

His natural talent and positive attitude make him a valuable asset to any team.

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Software Developer at CBRE

'Exceptionally creative' and 'highly skilled' are phrases that come to mind when I think about Isaac.

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Isaac for over a year, during which Isaac created standout wireframes and mockups for two large software projects for the Market Builder Group at CBRE. I was impressed with Isaac's ability to make our color scheme shine and convey our brand across multiple products.

We really appreciate how Isaac has always been available to add a beautiful element of design to features that required a quick turnaround.

And, of course, Isaac's fun nature and lighthearted demeanor make him an absolute delight to work with.

Isaac would be a true asset for any projects requiring Photoshop and/or design expertise, and I would recommend Isaac to others in a heartbeat.

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CEO at Fannit

Isaac is a progressive graphics designer that proved to be a great asset to our company in helping us determine our direction with web design, infographics, email marketing, custom graphics, logos, and more.

His eye for design (and art in general) has always been a step ahead of the average person. I would highly recommend his work.

It's difficult to find a designer who truly understands the direction a client is trying to take with their brand. Isaac just seems to have a knack for visually representing that image well. We look forward to working with him in the future on other web design related projects."

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It would be so cool to meet you! You don't have to have a project or specific objective - let's just do something together.
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