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Experience Design
& Creative Strategy
with Tara Leigh

I take a holistic view of product, balancing usability, viability, and feasibility with a focus on how customers, partners, and business gain value through the experience.

Some Brands I've UX'D With
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About Me

I have been involved in UX strategy and design for many industries including healthcare, manufacturing, travel, wealth management, pharmaceuticals, and online courses.

As a multidisciplinary experience designer, I find myself most fascinated with human factors, ergonomics, and usability heuristics.

My UX superpower is a high sensitivity to designs and interactions that might confuse, irritate, overload, or limit cognition in users.

I love studying people & the more field studies and user interviews I have the opportunity to do, the happier I am.

In my spare time, I make things, am a book cover artist, and get outside to enjoy Colorado frequently.

Much of my work is NDA protected, however, here is a look at older ideas & work.
Learning Library Design Improvements
My Role: Utilize user research, UX best practices, and UI patterns to overhaul and improve EdTech app including a WCAG compliant prototype and style guide.
Online Course Design; Psychotherapy
Utilize user research, UX best practices, creative brief and customer journey map to create brand, UI of player pages, and visual design of marketing funnels and assets.
The Gamification of Appreciation
Corporate internal project: employee experience
Heuristic Markup for Travel Agency
Heuristic review before usability testing saves time and money.
Process Harmony Begins Here
Integrating Page Strategy, Design, Writing & SEO from the Start
SkipFit
iSkip, uSkip, we all Skip, yay! This is a work in progress to encourage more skipping because if you can skip without smiling you might need to talk to someone about that.
A Visual Diary of Usability Cues
& the reason, field studies are important.
Accessibility Review
WCAG Compliance Audit
Why to Design as if Everyone has ADHD
They don't. But let's explore design solutions for assisting working memory, and cognitive load challenges in a society where most are affected by dopamine depletion due to overuse of technology and social media.
Course Platform Design - 2017
Educational Course Design focused on Mindfulness
Human Factors & Preventing Team Burnout
People are not much different than dogs. They need positive reinforcement to do their best work. Here are some challenges and opportunities in high-pressure environments with condensed project timelines to prevent burnout and quiet quitting.
Implementing Design Thinking & Product Design
To Improve the Dating Experience
The Basic Calculator Interface
How simple affordances, and signifiers can free up working memory, reduce error rate and save the rainforest.
Intuitive User Interfaces
What does intuitive even mean?
The Interaction Cost of Unstructured Meetings
Gotta a big talker who hijacks your meetings? Why having an agenda can improve team communication, performance, and deliverables.
Looking for More?

A lot of my UX work is protected under NDA's.
However, if you'd like to see some of the projects I have art directed and designed, you may do so at my personal website here.

What Keeps You Up at Night?

I like to think of myself as an inventor, finding the time is the current challenge.

SkipFit

iSkip, uSkip, we all Skip, yay! This is a work in progress to encourage more skipping because if you can skip without smiling you might need to talk to someone about that.


LuVest- Bank for Good

Meet LuVest a love-vesting app that makes investing in the things you love easier. After using Betterment's auto investing platform and being thoroughly frustrated that I could only choose between three mysteriously vague categories for philanthropic investing, I decided to design a solution that would allow users to make more granular choices about where they put their money.

Google, Find My Glasses!

Find your stuff without encouraging crime! I just discovered Apple launched a similar product last month. Such is life, there are very few original ideas. Now I will go and cry.