PROJEKT
KATHARINE

ux design + strategy
HI! My name is Kat and I'm a UX designer based in Los Angeles. I like tacos, traveling the world, discovering the unknown, and creating lasting value through design thinking + collaboration across sectors. 

I am passionate about making the world a better place + involving others in the process. 

Want to join my UX collective? Cool! Get in touch with me here: katharine.hargreaves@gmail.com

 
MY SKILL SET

digital currency
marketplace concept

A dashboard concept that condenses real-time updates, relevant data, and trending news and alerts for instant monitoring of digital currency markets. 

Clear information hierarchy, clean interfaces, and modern module design ensure that users can find the data they need to make informed decisions efficiently. 

CONTENT STRATEGY

USER RESEARCH

UI

UX
a platform that connects LA residents to local government
 
#LISTEN2LA:
crowdsourced community needs

WINNER OF HACK FOR LA'S SAS PUBLIC OPINION AWARD FOR BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

#LISTEN2LA is a simple, responsive web app that connects community stakeholders at the local level (i.e. neighborhood council representatives) to their constituents. Utilizing keywords to scrub social media for relevant tweets in their district, council members can better identify community issues as they arise.


With dwindling participation in neighborhood councils, #LISTEN2LA ensures that Angelenos’ needs are heard, connects council members to actual issues in their community, and aggregates tweets according to campaign metrics in order to provide real-time context to challenges residents face every day.



IILLUSTRATOR

CONTENT STRATEGY

USER RESEARCH

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

UX

UI
a transmedia platform for artists, writers, and thinkers on the frontier
 
WHOLE BEAST RAG

A website rebrand and Wordpress custom-build for a publication and creative platform focused on the exchange of radical ideas. 

Four types of navigation (Global, Timeline, Genre, and Random) increase user engagement with content archives while a stable content management system and better information architecture ensure consistency across the site. 


INDESIGN

IILLUSTRATOR

CONTENT STRATEGY

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

CREATIVE DIRECTION

WORDPRESS

UX

UI

"WHOLE BEAST RAG does the most 
important thing right...design."
- Actuary Lit
capsule e-commerce
for a modern celtic sportswear brand
 
sport kilt

A capsule e-commerce site for modern celtic sportswear brand Sport Kilt. Designed to integrate into their current website, the capsule site featured an interactive gift guide that updated the Sport Kilt branding with a modern design for the holiday season. Festive and easy to navigate, the holiday gift guide makes picking the right present simple and efficient for shoppers. 


IILLUSTRATOR

CONTENT STRATEGY

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

CREATIVE DIRECTION

UX

UI
MY PROCESS
IDEATE
The most engaging user experiences connect the user story to a compelling brand strategy. 

I leverage my background in communication + creative direction to help clients discover important user insights + objectives that translate into seamless, simple, and sustainable solutions across interfaces. 
ITERATE
Successful user experiences are developed based on a rigorous discovery process that involves both creative and competitive market and product analysis. 

I draw upon design best practices, industry research, and user testing to ensure that my designs support the goals of both user and business. 
                                   
IMPLEMENT
Ensuring the lifespan of a product or process involves thorough consideration of every aspect of the user journey. 

I collaborate with stakeholders throughout the design process to ensure that the deliverables meet client expectations and sustain user engagement. 
Period. 
All work the property of Katharine Hargreaves 
Copyright 2014