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About

Isral Duke drawing in his sketchbook.

During the work day, Isral Duke is an Interaction Designer, a UX Designer, a Graphic Designer, and a Frontend Designer.

Somewhere between the pages of comic books and a myriad of album artwork I discovered that design as a pursuit and as a vocation existed. Since early high school I have worked as a designer in some form or other. Whether unfortunate or not, the heavy machinery upon which I painted my first logo no longer exists. A word of advice: before you paint something on a bulldozer, make sure the surface is clean. Paint doesn’t adhere very well to caked-up dirt on flaky paint.

After graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design, I began work as a UI designer and frontend developer at a .NET shop. During this I continued to pursue other design interests and eventually moved on to a hardware prototyping company which also wrote its own software.

Today I am still working in a software environment and I love it. Software is like a purposefully-designed visual image: it is informed by a need and takes a form to fulfill a function.

I enjoy drawing for fun and drinking lattés.

Employment History

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Affinity Designer
  • Book Design
  • Bootstrap
  • Client Training
  • Content Modelling
  • Craft CMS
  • CSS 3
  • Frontend Design
  • Git
  • Graphic Design
  • HTML 5
  • Icon Design
  • Illustration
  • Jekyll
  • jQuery
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code
  • Paintcode
  • Responsive Design
  • Sketch App
  • Statamic CMS
  • Sublime Text
  • UI Design
  • UX Design

Education

Logo for Louisiana State University A&M where Isral Duke took courses.

Graphic Design

Louisiana State University A&M

2007

Logo for University California San Diego Design Lab where Isral Duke took courses.

Interaction Design

University California San Diego Design Lab

2018