I'm an Information Architect / UX Strategist trained in Library and Information Studies. I have 10+ years' experience in design research, information architecture, and interaction design. I help people do what they need to do, find what they need to find.More about GraceGet In touch
In order to understand your organization and users, I need to understand who I'm designing for and why. This requires a few design research activities to understand user and client needs.
Information architecture allows you to understand your existing content, what new content you need, and how pieces of content are related. With IA, I can define a new navigation model and new ways of describing content so that users can find what they need, regardless of the device or platform they’re using.
Once I understand your content and have a sitemap, I can start wireframing. Wireframes are simple blueprints to help visualize content and understand the priorities for each page. Wireframes emphasize content hierarchies and start to explore how users will interact with features and components of the site. I use interaction design patterns with accessibility and mobile-first in mind to ensure the best possible experience for every user.
Looking for portfolio samples? I've included a fun mixture of previous and current work for you. Some projects are part of my work as part of a larger agency, some are in-house, some freelance, and a couple just for fun. If you're looking for something specific, let me know.See all projects
Community building has been a large part of my identity since graduate school.