Why work with me

I design new ways to communicate insights and information through data. At the core of all my work, I am driven to alleviate pains and create new gains for the end-user.

I specialize in static work, usually print-based. I design visual aids that help people learn and understand multidimensional topics.

Please note that I do not create or work with dashboards and interactive pieces.

Unique solutions to complex communication problems

I worked with a lawyer to help educate others about the history of amendments made under the US Bankruptcy Code. This was an extremely complex topic riddled with jargon making it almost impossible for people outside this field to understand. I worked closely with my client and we created a solution that involved cards that capture each amendment along a timeline. This solution allowed people to quickly compare amendments. The cards are double-sided, the front explains the amendment in plain terms and the back has the technical terms.

How data visualizations are created

The process I use when I create data visualizations combine design thinking with user experience design. I focus on the target audience and work to understand their needs.

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1. Identify target audience

At the core of every product is to solve a user’s problem. The first step to any design process is to identify the target audience and their needs.

2. Define the problem

Identifying the problem depends on the target audience defined. This step takes time and precision to define. What are their pain points? How can we relieve them? Are there ways to help create new gains for them? This step takes inspiration from the Value Proposition Design process.

3. Research and develop domain knowledge

Developing familiarity with the content is critical because content determines form. This process may involve additional research and consulting domain experts.

4. Concept development

A concept acts as a compass that guides the direction of the design. The concept is developed based on the problem being solved and intended outcomes.

5. Prototype ideas early

Testing several ideas out early in the process is crucial to understanding if the current design direction is valid. This takes form of quick sketches with paper and pen, and crude mock-ups. This step can quickly determine design directions to further pursue.

6. Design and iterate

When specific design directions have been determined, they are further iterated through frequent feedback sessions and check-ins. This process is very short to get to a form that is as complete as possible. If possible, this step would also involve testing the design with end-users.

What others have said about me

I’ve worked across several industries and roles ranging from operations in a startup to developing personal brands for professionals. I have developed skills that allow me to execute at a high level as well as on a day-to-day basis.

  • We had the opportunity to collaborate on a project together and I was very pleased with the planning, execution, and overall communication throughout from start to end. Jane is detail oriented, and a creative designer that's willing to try new things and listen to feedback. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone that is in need of her services.

    Will
  • I could not be happier with Jane's work ethic and talent. She excels in any task and brings tons of value to my client's projects and initiatives. I hope to work with Jane many times in the future.

    Victoria
  • Jane can see the big picture as well as get into the details of a project which allows her to strategize on a broader level. Her work ethic and integrity brings immense value to the table and has allowed us to build a strong working relationship.

    Marwan

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