I am a Vancouver-based Designer working at OpenRoad. My specialties creative concepting, engaging interface designs and illustration for service design.

Services

What I do


  • Design

    As a designer, I am constantly striving to create beautiful User Interfaces that are not only creative and original, but also engage the user at first glance. I currently specialize in responsive design and mobile optimization techniques. Designing icons, branding identities, concert posters and brochures are all included in my 7+ years of experience freelancing in design.

  • User Experience & Interaction Design

    What is the primary goal of your website? Who is your target audience? These are the first two questions that should be asked at the beginning of any project. As a UX Designer, I create task-based user flows, storyboards, wireframes and interactive prototypes to guide development. My strong understanding of front-end technologies allows me to design interfaces that not only engage the user, but are also realistic to develop.

  • Information Architecture

    Information Architecture often necessitates considering the end user, and how they will interact with a web experience. I am able to develop conceptual and detailed wireframes (both interactive and static) to present to the client, designers and developers. By accounting for every possible screen and interaction, I ensure that the web experience has been tested before time is spent on design.

  • PAINT

Portfolio

I have created web experiences, print designs, brand identities and a few paintings View all


Every project has to start somewhere. See how I do it.

View my ux process

  • I work hard
  • I stay within budget
  • I am Creative
  • I have an eye for detail
  • I am flexible

About me

Facts about me


A born-and-raised Vancouverite, I love BC and feel lucky to have the mountains and ocean as my playground. When it comes to creative, I believe that taking chances is important if you want innovative results. My education includes a BFA in Design Art from Concordia University in Montréal and a Senior Management Certificate in Technology (New Media Design & Web Development) from BCIT. As I am now focussing on my career at OpenRoad, I'm not currently taking on any freelance projects.

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I'm a dog person

I love animals and volunteer my tech savvy-ness to help them wherever possible.

Soul Music is my Favourite

Whether it be old-school motown, new-age funk and soul or electro swing - I love listening to funky beats. I also do a mean Marvin Gaye at Karaoke.

Painting is my passion

I like getting my hands dirty. Painting in spare time always inspires me and helps me clear my mind. The use of colours and texture translates often into my designs.

Life's a Beach

I don't want to brag, but I'm pretty fun to have a beach day with! When not working in the summer - you're likely to find me at one of Vancouver's local beaches.

Resume

My work experience


2014 - Present

Designer at OpenRoad Communications

Work with the Creative Director and the design team to create appropriate design solutions in a variety of media. Advocate design principles as part of a project team that includes expert strategists, user experience experts, project managers, and software developers. Find out how OpenRoad created a best-in-class user experience for Honeywell.

2013 - 2014

Contract UX/UI Designer at idea rebel

Built web experiences from the ground up by creating task-based user flows and high-fidelity wireframes; Designed innovative interface designs for a variety of web experiences and devices. Recent clients I have had the privilege of working with at idea rebel include Quicksilver, the Vancouver Canucks, Vega and Newegg Canada.

2006 - 2014

Freelance Graphic & Web Designer

Execute projects from concept to creation by designing posters, brochures, and user-centred websites to meet client’s needs. Recent clients include CPAWS BC, Live Nation Canada and Natural Source Vending.

2013

Design & Web Development Intern at skyrocket digital

Assisted the Creative Director with print design, UI design and web development. Web platforms utilized include Shopify and Wordpress.

2011-2012

Corporate Project Assistant at ICBC

Acted as an executive assistant and office manager for a portfolio manager responsible for a 50+ million budget portfolio; provided monthly financial variance reportingon an $800,000 annual budget.

  • Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.

    — Joe Sparano

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  • Creativity is intelligence having fun.

    — Albert Einstein

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  • Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

    — Charles Mingus

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© Meghan Gillespie 2015