I’m a Product Designer from Vancouver, Canada. I use design to craft delightful experiences and help businesses grow.
Requirements Gathering, Workshops, Interviews, Sketching, Info Architecture, Wireframing, Visual Design, Prototyping, Presentations, Specs.
Figma, Sketch, Adobe CC, Principle, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iWork Suite, Xcode, Sublime Text, Trello, Jira, GSuite.
HTML, CSS & SASS, JS (Prototyping), jQuery (Prototyping), Git, Github, Gitlabs, WordPress, Jekyll, Contributed to Node.js, Laravel, and iOS apps.
UX Designer, 4 years and 4 months (Jan ’15 — Apr ’19)
I designed features for Jostle’s SaaS intranet platform, which helps people connect and communicate in the workplace. Design spanned desktop web, iOS, Android, and Android TV clients. Alongside the Design Team, I helped define The Jostle Style Guide—an atomic design system. I lead design for Discussions (Chat), Library (File sharing), JostleTV (Your intranet steaming on TV), Calls (1-on-1 and Broadcast video calls), Teams (Jostle’s patented tech for content distribution), and several components, a complete redesign and build of The Jostle Blog, and more…
UX/UI Deisgner, 2 years and 3 months (Oct ’12 — Dec ’15)
At Steamclock Software, my work involved strategy, information architecture, wireframing, user interface design, branding, and marketing for app on iOS and Android. Half of my time at Steamclock was spent designing the products WeddingDJ and PartyMonster. The other half of my time was spent designing various iOS, Android, and web products for clients. I cut my teeth in product design and front-end development. Steamclock gave me the freedom to take risks, learn, and evolve my process. Company and employee benefitted from that trust.
Contract Designer, 3 months (Aug—Oct ’12)
At FAC, I handled design and production of point of purchase displays and materials for Nintendo of America, large scale in-mall and direct mail marketing campaigns for Park Royal Shopping Centre, advertising, signage, video and marketing collateral for some of Vancouver’s most successful real estate developers, and print and digital collateral for Marketplace Events – a company that produces some of the largest and longest-running home show events in North America.
Research Assistant, 2 years part-time (Mar ’11 — Apr ’12)
2008 to 2012, I was a student of the Interaction Design Degree Program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. I consider the last 2 years of this program the start of my professional career. The SIM Centre opened up opportunities for me to work with Mozilla, Steamclock Software, and other ECUAD faculty and students. In my fourth year, I was able to work on a website for Bravado Magazine and an award winning experimental print publication about internet culture called Know Ideas.
“Justin is a talented designer who consistently demonstrates a high level of knowledge, skill and commitment in his work.”
Sandra Dametto, Project Manager, S3D & SIM Centres
“It’s been a pleasure working with Justin. He’s proved himself highly adaptable, tackling a wide variety of tasks across web and apps, digital and print, internally and for clients. He challenged us to level up our design process, while also engaging in the more technical side of the business. I’m excited to see his future success as he takes on more leadership and tackles new challenges.”
Allen Pike, Co-founder, Steamclock Software
“Justin Alm is one of those rare designers who is just as concerned with the functionality of a website as he is with it’s form, and has the talents and experience to fully deliver both. He is able to produce innovative web design while working within the project’s limitations and deadlines. He is a delight to work with, and I hope to one day be fortunate enough to work with him again.”
Alley Kurgan, Designer & Photographer
“Justin and I worked together on a variety of projects at Steamclock Software. Justin is an extremely talented individual who is full of creative energy. We’ve had many fantastic coffee fuelled brainstorming sessions which always left me feeling invigorated and confident that our project was headed in the right direction. He’s a great person to work with and I hope I get the chance to collaborate with him again in the future.”
Robert MacEachern, Mobile Software Engineer, Steamclock Software
“I have learned much from working with Justin, and he showed me what being a designer is really all about. Not only is Justin incredible with both hand-drawn and digital design, he is also a proficient web developer. Furthermore, Justin’s insight and thorough understanding of iOS and Android design patterns have helped us created many awesome products.”
Jeremy Chiang, iOS & Android Developer, Steamclock Software
B.Des — Interaction Design, 2008 — 2012
Co-created Know Ideas, an award winning book on Internet culture. Grad Exhibitions, 2011 & 2012. Research Assistant for the SIM and S3D Centres.
B.Arts — History, 2000 — 2004
Cold War, 19th & 20th Century European History, Imperialism, and Development.
OPUS Bursary & Millenium Scholarships, 2009-2011.
Applied Arts Student Awards 2012, Design/Editorial – Single, for Know Ideas.
I’m a stereotypical Xennial. I like long walks on the beach, neighbourhoods, nature, books, podcasts, food, coffee, travel, and quality time with my wife.