To me, communication design is about solving problems. As a designer, I strive to define problems everywhere I look. Defining the problem is the first step in creating an effective design that clearly communicates the purpose of a product.
I took an interest in technology when I was 14. I started learning how to build websites using html and css. Writing code fascinated me because I could create web pages that had similar elements to other sites I had seen on the internet. After learning how to code, I realized that I wanted to become more proficient in my field. I wanted to learn what made interfaces successful and how I could solve problems that users have with good design.
Working with many startup companies in the gener8tor program, I was able to do what I love most: define problems, and solve them through design. There were no shortage of problems either, as I worked with four companies, from redesigning entire websites to creating mobile websites from scratch. Besides working with gener8tor, I have also had many clients through freelance work. Many of which, being iOS applications that are on the app store or being developed.
Almost every design I see inspires me in some way to look at something differently, or to question what I’ve already made and ask myself if I can make it better. My biggest inspiration would be Steve Jobs, who said “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works”. This quote perfectly states how I like to design. Steve Jobs’ perseverance, creativity, and innovation have inspired me to try different approaches to design, while still trying to improve how something works exceptionally well.
I’ve never changed my style to any particular design movements in my field, such as designs going flat or skeuomorphic. I consider myself a minimalist and I design with simplicity in mind. Leonardo da Vinci once said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and I could not agree more. With designs changing all the time, I strive for simplicity in hopes my designs are timeless.