About

I’m from Vancouver, Canada. For 8+ years, I’ve designed products for individuals, start-ups, and enterprises—helping them deliver exceptional experiences to their customers. This page is like my LinkedIn profile.

Skills

Design

Requirements Gathering, Workshops, Interviews, Sketching, Info Architecture, Wireframing, Visual Design, Prototyping, Presentations, Specs.

Software

Figma, Sketch, Adobe CC, Principle, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iWork Suite, Xcode, Sublime Text, Trello, Jira, GSuite.

Code

HTML, CSS & SASS, JS (Prototyping), jQuery (Prototyping), Git, Github, Gitlabs, WordPress, Jekyll, Contributed to Node.js, Laravel, and iOS apps.

Work experience

The team at Jostle

Jostle Corporation

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.

Steamclock office

Steamclock Software

UX/UI Deisgner, 2 years and 3 months (Oct ’12 — Dec ’15)

Half of my time at Steamclock was designing the products WeddingDJ and PartyMonster. I spent the other half of my time designing iOS, Android, and web products for our clients.

Free Agency Creative office

Free Agency Creative

Contract Designer, 3 months (Aug—Oct ’12)

At FAC, I designed print and digital collateral for Nintendo, Park Royal Shopping Centre, Vancouver’s most successful real estate developers, and Marketplace Events.

Emily Carr University on Granville Island

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Research Assistant, 2 years part-time (Mar ’11 — Apr ’12)

The SIM Centre opened up opportunities for me to work with Mozilla, Steamclock Software, and other ECUAD faculty and students on design research projects.

Good words

“Justin reported directly to me during his time at Jostle. Together we brought many product innovations to market, helping us become the top-rated employee intranet platform. Justin did a great job of understanding both user needs and technical realities, such that we were able to deliver robust and useable solutions to our diverse install base. His passion and craftsmanship were always strong. He left Jostle on great terms, with us all wishing him the best.”

Brad Palmer, CEO at Jostle

March 26, 2019, Brad managed me directly

“Justin moved our design process into the digital world and better aligned with our SW development team. I learnt a lot from his diligence ensuring that a design focus on accomplishing the user's end goals in the most straight forward and easily discovered way possible. Justin will bring great design to whatever projects he ends up working on. I wish him luck in his new endeavours.”

Bruce Milton, VP Development at Jostle
May 3, 2019, Bruce managed me directly

“It’s been a pleasure working with Justin and seeing him grow from a recent grad to a multi-talented app designer. At Steamclock Justin 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, CEO, Steamclock

January 14, 2015, Allen managed me directly

“I worked with Justin for almost 4 years at Jostle. As a member of the marketing/brand team, we relied heavily on Justin's talents and ideas to help us create and complete our marketing assets and campaigns. This ranged from artwork for our blog to full blog redesign, to e-books, to trade show booth materials - and pretty much everything else in between! I appreciated Justin's candour and creativity. He made me think about things differently, and consider a better way to move forward. His knowledge and appreciation of design principles, helped me gain a deeper understanding of the user/audience impact of our branded materials. Justin is a passionate, dedicated, and sensitive human, who will bring the utmost of care to every project, team, or business that he aligns with. As a graduate of Jostle's 12-month leadership program, he has demonstrated the capacity for deeper self-awareness, humility, and openness to improve. I'll miss Justin's many and varied contributions to our team. His new team will be fortunate to have someone who isn't afraid to speak their mind, and make the team stronger in doing so.”

Bev Attfield, Director - Brand | CX | EX at Jostle
March 30, 2019, Bev worked with me in the same group

Education

Know Ideas at the Grad Exhibition

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

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.

Know Ideas at the Grad Exhibition

University of Saskatchewan

B.Arts — History, 2000 — 2004

Cold War, 19th & 20th Century European History, Imperialism, and Development.

Honours & Awards

OPUS Bursary & Millenium Scholarships, 2009-2011.

Applied Arts Student Awards 2012, Design/Editorial – Single, for Know Ideas.

Interests

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.

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