Position: Senior Visual Designer
- Became a go-to designer for grades K-5 English Language Arts courses.
- Lead designer for K-5 One Voice; finalized templates and created documentation in addition to making dozens of components.
- Accessibility at the forefront while we turned toward a mobile-first mindset.
- Designed branded characters and created fun illustrations to delight kids throughout courses.
- One Voice is Stride’s free online course focused on racial equity and social justice.
- I was pulled in early to solidify templates and create style guide documentation.
- Built most of the components for grades K-5, and some for 6-12.
K-5 English Language Arts
- Tasked with the asset creation of several ELA courses with a focus on grades K-5.
- Course focuses varied from Phonics to general ELA.
- Creation of components for kids who couldn’t yet read meant the use of a lot more audio.
- Part of the team that took old Spanish courses made years ago and updated them to match current design standards and styles.
- Lots of image reuses from old courses but new design elements like background colors and patterns were created.
- Created pictures meant to excite and delight and sometimes help teach concepts.
- Many were edited from an illustration library and use the K-5 characters created to keep students engaged.
- Images all created in Adobe Illustrator.
- Designed four of the kid characters that were created for use throughout K-5 courses: Raj, Sarah, Eloise, and Eric.
- The shape language and body styles were not my creation, but I had fun adding my own flair to the characters, like Raj’s undercut or Eloise’s chubbiness and glasses.