isral Duke | Designer | About

About Me

Introduction

I am a Google, Adobe, and W3C certified UX Designer. I have about a decade of experience doing User Experience, User Interface, and Interaction Design in software. My experience ranges from small agencies to .NET shops to enterprise-sized teams. My career objective is to be an Interactive Designer, creating awesome, accessible, user-centered experiences for apps and websites.

What I Do

I am a designer who can do some coding. My background and initial education is in graphic design, but I taught myself HTML and SCSS/CSS. This means I can have meaningful production discussions to bridge the gap with frontend developers while I focus on the users’ needs.

Accessibility is Important

With my W3C-certified knowledge of semantic markup and accessibility, I can meaningfully contribute to creating accessible experiences for all users. It’s immoral to lock out users. It’s bad business to reduce your potential customers.

Personal

In my free time, when I am not doing grad school work, I like to draw, read, and ride my bike with my wife, get coffee with friends, and enjoy warm weather.

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isral Duke sitting on a couch on an office, smiling at the camera. There is a conference room nehind him.
isral Duke working at a software agency. He is sitting at his desk, stylus in hand, thinking.
isral Duke working at a software agency. He is also using his ipad to preview how designs will look to tablet users.
isral Duke working at a hardware and software engineering organization. He is editing photos of small electronic components.
isral Duke working in front of a Wacom Cintiq, sketching ideations of a desk concept.
isral Duke leaning over a pile of Legos. He has a large smile and excited facial expression.

Certifications

Continuing education is an important part of being a designer. Staying on track in technology means serving the users. This also means watching the industry leaders and learning from them.

W3C Accessibility

It makes moral and business sense to ensure everyone can use your app.

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Google UX Design

I studied Google’s own internal UX process for knowing what users need.

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Interaction Design

People respond to digital products based on prior experiences in combination with our brains’ wiring.

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Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is the market leader of for image manipulation.

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Skills

UX

UX Design is discovering and knowing what to build. UX means talking to users and getting their input.

  • Accessible Content Development
  • Information Architecture
  • User Research

Design

Interaction Design is creating an interface or process around the users’ problems and goals. It’s informed by the UX research phase.

  • Accessible & Inclusive Design
  • Creative Cloud
  • Figma
  • Graphic Design

Tech

Technology is how users’ solutions are built. Good design takes technology into account.

  • Accessible Markup
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML / SCSS / CSS
  • GitHub