About Me

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I’m a UX Designer and Researcher with an interest in most things that developed while growing up in the wilds of Indiana far from most interesting things.

CRITICAL MISSION #1: Save the user (and clients) from headaches and create delightful and useful experiences.

I love the magic of code, design, typography, and colorful and shiny things in general. Learning is a never-ending process that keeps me motivated and passionate about skillsharing and mentoring.

At work, I aim to simplify the complex making dense structures clear through the UI and page flows, validating decisions through research. Collaboration is a must as great things are never achieved alone.

When I’m not designing, strategizing, or whatnot, I strategically plan and market festivals and performances for flow, fire, and circus artists through the Flow Arts Institute and FlowMotion Events. I practice and teach aerial arts at Cirque Indy weekly.

My Skills

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User Experience Design
95%
Information Architecture
80%
Prototyping (Framer, Invision, Live Dev)
80%
Code (HTML, CSS, JS)
75%
Visual Design
60%
Strategy
75%
Research
60%

Things I do

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User Research

With a variety of methods and keen interviewing skills, I create field guides and research plans encompassing persona hypotheses to test and refine who we’re serving turning these discoveries into insights for design.

All the Maps

From content maps to experience maps, to workflows and page flows. Maps align teams and inspire designs.

Information
Architecture

From a full content inventory or a structuring a brand new site, information architecture is presented in site structure and hierarchy on the page.

Wireframes

I can outline the skeleton of the product from lo-fi to high-fi and everything in between.

Prototyping

Depending on the fidelity needed and what is being tested or demonstrated, I will use flinto, framer, and InvisionApp to demonstrate interactions and behavior.

Visual Design

I can make pretty things that serve purpose.

My Process

DIG DEEP

Pragmatism and storytelling are at the core of my process.  The process goes something like: Ask Questions. Evaluate. Test. Design. Test. Redesign. Test. Build. Test. Redesign. Test….

The main questions I ask are:

Who is this serving?

What is it supposed to do?

Why does it exist?

What are your expectations?

What system(s) does this operate in?

VIEW MY RESUME
Full Work History

Projects

Below are a few case studies. Due to NDA’s of client work, please contact me if you would like to view more recent work.
For a peek into my transformation, visit my archived portfolio.

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Center for Language Technology (CeLT)

Designer/Developer (mostly) FULL STACK I was hired to create a new and improved digital front for the Center [...]

Flow Arts Institute

CREATIVE DIRECTOR AKA STRATEGIC DESIGNER Brought onto the team to create a unifying voice and to build loyalty into [...]

Let’s make great things together.

Are you looking for help with Design?

GET IN TOUCH FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT

Phone | 812.783.9826
Email | whoispoppe@gmail.com

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