A fantastic first impression always begins with a solid foundation of good UX. Ensuring the users are not only happy with a product, but also truthfully enjoy using it, is absolutely paramount to success.
Content may be king, but nobody respects a king with a disgraceful castle. Having a phenomenal user interface is more than just pretty pixels, it's literally the forefront of your brand's online image.
Ensuring websites not only look good, but also function as a unified, easy to maintain, system is the essence of sustainable code. Making future upgrades, or simply staying current, simple and easy.
Bettina wanted to freshen up her blog with a minimal and clean aesthetic that focused on beautiful photography. The only limitation was sticking to the current branding, which proved not to be a problem at all. There was also a need to focus on conversions, as her blog accounts for a majority of her client inquiry traffic. With all this in mind, I set out to offer what she was hoping for.
Using many of the current site assets, and sticking to the current color palette, this is the end result. We're currently testing various versions in A/B scenarios to determine the best placement for objects.View the project
Dribbble is a popular community for designers to share progress of their work. You'll find much of my work on my profile, dating all the way back to 2011. From personal projects, client work, and even volunteer projects as well.
I frequently publish long-form editorials on subjects like user experience, web development, and design. You can see external publications, as well as regular posts on my blog. If you enjoy reading, subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on future posts!
Responsive web design has become a catch-all term for making your website work well at low resolutions. Smartphones brought a revolution to the mobile web, and tablets are throwing another wrench into the gears with their growing popularity. With all things considered, a website today could be experienced on a low resolution smartphone, a medium resolution tablet, or a high resolution desktop or laptop. When you throw retina displays into the mix, the number of…
Infinite scrolling has became a common design pattern in recent years. With many high profile social networks adopting the solution, it’s come to be one of the most widely adopted patterns out there. Though however popular, every design pattern always has its own unique strengths and weaknesses we have to plan for. Done badly, infinite scrolling will wreck your UX and guarantee total failure as users desert you in droves. Get it right, and you’ll…
Pixel-perfect icons and typography stand out among the crowd online. Obviously we all want to strive for such refined work, but sometimes even after trying we still end up with something a little… less. Pixel Hinting is one of the skills that takes an automatic feature and improves upon its results. Despite the ultra high resolution of displays today—like Apple’s retina displays—we still need to sometimes refine…
User Experience has come a long way in the last decade, especially in the world of web design. Now more than ever, people are more focused on making sure the user not only has it easy, but also enjoys the product or service that they’re using. But whilst most people are working to form a more usable and enjoyable web for the user; some work to deceive the user and trick them with UX techniques…
People have great things to say about working with me! Take a look for yourself and see what my previous clients are saying about their projects and their experience working together. Each testimonial links to the client's website, be sure to check it out!
I am forever grateful for finding Dustin. He's a designer who really understands UX/UI and knows how to bring an idea to life. My new website design came out better than I had it mocked up in my head! I'll continue to use his services and recommend him to everyone.
Dustin is highly recommended for his professionalism, excellent communication and his attention to details. My experience was great from start to finish, and his services exceeded our expectations. Our company has worked with Dustin for several projects, and his skills have been vital to our success.
We have been very much impressed by Dustin's ability to read our minds and deliver an identity for Kipin Hall that perfectly symbolizes our vision and conveys the stylish, elegant & modern image we needed to sustain the development of our company.