I have been designing and developing web applications for over 5 years now.

I have traveled an unconverntional path to get to design and I believe it has made all the difference.

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About

Why I Design

One word that has been at the center of much of my life is why. Exploring why has broadened my perspective and understanding of the world and myself. So, I think it is important to offer why.

While I have had many great experiences and accomplished a great deal in my past career, it wasn’t until I explored design that I found my thing. I am without a doubt design-obsessed. One reason for my obsession is that I am drawn to beauty, and good design offers beauty. I also find it impossible to resist good storytelling, and good design is good storytelling. Finally, I hold critical thinking in the highest possible esteem, and good design demonstrates good critical thinking.

That is why I design.

Experience

Lead UI/UX Designer | Acumen

2020 - present

Collaborate with the Product Design team to improve the Product Design department. Implement design processes and help build the design culture for the product team.

Lead end-to-end design process from strategy to delivery of prototype, as well as continued feature refinement. Collaborate with internal teams and users to understand the design challenge, user needs, and business objectives. Deliver a variety of design artifacts, including personas, wireframes, hi-fidelity mockups, and working prototypes to inform the Product Development process. Work closely with product managers and software engineers to ensure design vision is met.

UI/UX Designer | Ideal Living

2019 - 2020

Provide creative guidance on the overall look, feel and functionality of web applications for 20+ brands.

Design user-centered, functional, innovative and easy-to-use web interfaces that will optimize conversions across all e-commerce web applications, including digital marketing and direct-to-consumer websites, landing pages, blogs, microsites, and email marketing campaigns. Utilize UX principles to determine effective design solutions.

Provide front-end development and CMS integration support to ensure smooth transition to new platform.

Conduct usability tests and analyze user behavior information to improve overall user experience.

Lead Designer/Developer | Thinklogic

2017 - 2018

Designed and developed a variety of web applications, including landing pages, entire site redesigns, dashboards, mobile apps.

Responsible for entire UX and UI design processes, including site assessment, initial ideation, quick sketches, wireframes, and mockups.

Responsible for completing front-end development utilizing HTML, CSS, jQuery, and various frameworks and libraries to prepare for CMS implementation.

Served as Project Manager for design and front-end phases for large scale projects.

Provided website maintenance for a variety of Content Management Systems, including Kentico and WordPress.

Developed Wordpress sites, including site configuration, theme and plugin sourcing, installation, and customization

Designer/Developer | Confluence

2016

Designed and developed a variety of web applications, including landing pages, entire site redesigns, dashboards, mobile apps.

Responsible for entire UX and UI design processes, including site assessment, initial ideation, quick sketches, wireframes, and mockups.

Responsible for completing front-end development utilizing HTML, CSS, jQuery, and various frameworks and libraries to prepare for CMS implementation.

Served as Project Manager for design and front-end phases for large scale projects.

Provided website maintenance for a variety of Content Management Systems, including Kentico and WordPress.

Developed Wordpress sites, including site configuration and customization, theme and plugin sourcing, installation, and customization.

Brands

Clients I've Worked With
  • Acumen, LLC
  • Ideal Living
  • The Writer's Guild of America
  • The California Endowment
  • Long Beach Public Library
  • Long Beach Development Services
  • East Los Angeles College
  • Family Support Network
  • Maxlinear
  • JND Legal Admin

Contact

Ways To Reach Me
  • 310.291.3208
  • jonathandeascentis@gmail.com