isral Duke | Designer About |

About Isral Duke

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

It’s immoral to lock out users. It’s also bad business to deflate your potential customer base. My W3C-certified knowledge of semantic markup and accessibility empowers me to meaningfully contribute to team efforts. At any stage of planning and design, from research to information architecture to development, I can contribute to a meaningful experience.

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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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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isral Duke’s Skills

UX Skills

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 Skills

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

Technical Skills

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

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