Hello, I'm Dan Olsavsky

I'm a User Experience Designer and User Interface Developer in Denver, CO

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Work

Style Guide

Project: BeVisible
Role: Lead UX Designer
Platform: Responsive Web

I created a visual style guide to keep a forest view of all of the UI elements and to assist the development team when creating the interface components. I was also able to use the guide to receive business approval on new interface elements.

Interface Design

Project: BeVisible
Role: Lead UX Designer
Platform: Responsive Web

BeVisble was an opportunity to start an application design from scratch, with very few technical limitations. I decided to follow flat design priciples which I feel emphasizes function over form. In addition, I percieve flat design to be an extension of minimalism, a style that I have followed for years.

Digital Prototyping

Project: BeVisible
Role: Lead UX Designer
Platform: Responsive Web

For BeVisible, I mocked-up all of the main page views of the application using PhotoShop. Then, I wired them together using a web based protoyping tool called InVision. I was then able to ask a sample segment of users to accomplish tasks through the image-only interface. This allowed me to quickly make adjustments to the design and task flows before we started the development.

Personas

Project: BeVisible
Role: Lead UX Designer
Platform: Responsive Web

I had limited resources for user testing on this project and had to make assumptions for six different user types. After launching the product, we were able to validate our personas and make adjustments to our original models.

Interface Design

Project: TW
Role: Lead UX Designer
Platform: Web app, 3rd Party

The TW project had many technical limitations that were difficult to design around. I applied their core branding assets to the existing 3rd party application and designed the interface for the new pages. I also used InVision on this project to wire-up online prototypes for the business to review and approve.

Interface Design

Project: Chase Blackwell
Role: Lead UX Designer, UI Developer
Platform: WordPress, Responsive Website

Chase Blackwell is a professional snowboarder in Colorado. I designed and developed an online portfolio for him to showcase his skills and help him make new contacts within the snowboarding industry. The idea started with a sketch and it's now a fully functioning responsive WordPress theme.

Interface Design

Project: iQilla
Role: Lead UX Designer
Platform: Responsive Web App

The original iQilla platform concept was missing many of the elements to a good user experience. This redesign project created a better heriarchy of visual elements, more interaction, and added context to help assist the user with engaging with the system.

Interface Design

Project: Antfarm Collaborative
Role: Lead UX Designer
Platform: Responsive Website

Antfarm Collaborative was in need of a marketing website to help generate sales leads. I designed the website with the marketing messages in mind, and created a one page layout that walks potential customers through their entire process.

Wireframes

Project: BeVisible
Role: Lead UX Designer
Platform: Responsive Web App

I created wireframes to lead discussions about how the web app will respond on the iPhone 6 and other mobile devices. I used Balsamiq to mockup the wireframes and added annotations for the business and lead developer to reference.

Task Flow

Project: BeVisible
Role: Lead UX Designer
Platform: Responsive Web App

Task flows were developed for each custom persona type for the BeVisilbe project. The task flow charts helped identify the paths that users will take as they progress through the system. It also aided in the Information Architecture process by helping me identify the structure and heirarchy of the application.

Style Tile

Project: Dan Olsavsky
Role: UX Designer
Platform: Responsive Website

As part of my process, I often create style tiles after my sketches and wireframes but before my high-fidelity mockups. This helps me get the visual language down before I invest my time in the mockup.

Journal

FSU Homepage Redesign

As part of a recent job interview process, I was challenged to redesign the Florida State University Seminoles website. I had several requirements...

Designing a Style Guide

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About

I'm a User Experience Designer and User Interface Developer based in Denver, CO. I enjoy discovering simple solutions to complex human-system interactions, following User Centered Design methods.

Building on over 12 years of industry experience, I am committed to enhancing customer satisfaction and brand loyalty by producing efficient and effective web-based applications.