Katie Davidson

Katie

Davidson

UX Designer

My UX Skills

Research

  • User Personas | Target Table
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Interviewing
  • Affinity Mapping
  • Contextual Analysis
  • Usability Testing
  • Heuristic Evaluations

Web Design

  • WordPress
  • Responsive Design
  • Accessibility Design
  • Multi-language sites
  • Divi | Elementor
  • Social Meta Data
  • HTML & CSS

Tools

  • Sketch | Adobe XD
  • Principle
  • Photoshop
  • InVision
  • Zeplin
  • Branding
  • iOS | Material Design

Other

  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Email Marketing
  • Facebook Pixel
  • Endless Enthusiasm

Portfolio

Redbox

How do you prefer to watch your movies? Redbox offers low prices, and an amazing selection of new movies at unbeatable prices.

Redbox App Redesign Mockup

Impact Hub

A coworking space is an inherently complicated business. They’re an office, a community space, an event space, a non-profit, and so much more. The wide range of services is what makes it a great place for small businesses and startups, but designing a website that isn’t overwhelming takes some serious finesse.

pARTiculars

A year after the initial design pARTiculars told me that business had improved so much, that they were ready for the next level!

pARTiculars Website Displayed on a Laptop

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Katie Davidson

Hi, I'm Katie!

I am on a never ending quest to understand the world we live in.

When I’m not designing, I like to:

What UX Design Means to Me

Design allows us to communicate beyond language.

My design career started in Japan. To supplement my income as an English Teacher, I helped small businesses re-translate their websites and marketing material from Google Translate English to real person English. 

The language barrier, and my poor reading skills in Japanese meant I often relied on the design to gain meaning. For example many websites had the phrase “Please regard us favorably” which is confusing and a little off-putting for native English speakers, but is a common phrase in Japan. By taking in the meaning from the design, I would either re-translate that as “Welcome”,  “Please enjoy your visit” or “We look forward to doing business with you”.

I also got to deep dive into design principles by trying to re-create the same feel for Western visitors as Japanese visitors. What looks chic and sophisticated to Japanese people, often looks clunky if simply translated for a Western audience.

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