UI Designer,UX Engineer,Illustrator
Name: Lora Byrnside
Profile: UI Designer & UX Engineer
Email: lorabyrnside [at] gmail.com
Phone: (502) 487-4669
SkillIllustration & Graphic Design 29 years
I have been called a swiss army knife, a triple threat, and a unicorn because I can contribute to all phases of the design process, take charge of frontend development, and facilitate communication between clients, researchers, designers, and programmers.
I hold a bachelors degree in illustration with a minor in advertising from Columbus College of Art and Design, which serves as a foundation for my sense of composition, color, and pattern concepts. The illustrator in me gets giddy at the opportunity to create custom graphics or manipulate existing ones. I have also spent the last 13 years designing, building, and troubleshooting websites, which has brought the tech nerd in me to life.
When you put my gifts together, you have UX Engineering! Welcome to my happy place.
Web design and frontend development for those looking to establish a web presence or revitalize an existing site.
Web design is also referred to as UI or user interface design, which refers to the look and style of a website or mobile app. However, web design goes much deeper than looks. A design needs to guide and connect with the user.
A front-end developer is a web developer that codes the front end of a website. While web design is the way a website looks, frontend development is how a website actually gets implemented and functions on the web.
Illustration can turn an average website into something uniquely yours. Everything from icons to elaborate SVG animations are a universal language that can clearly convey more information than large blocks of copy.
29YEARS DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
13YEARS WEB DEVELOPMENT
10YEARS CREATIVE SUITE
15YEARS LOGO DESIGN
WordPress Design and Frontend Development
Static Design and Development
The client chose a very patriotic name for this startup so it seemed quite natural for the concept to also be very patriotic. The client made no changes.
Lora is a great designer that actually takes into account the medium she is designing for. She would also go above and beyond working with other teams to make sure her designs would be achievable in a reasonable amount of time. She also likes to learn about what others are doing and takes on what she can to help ease the transition from her responsibilities to her coworkers. It was always a pleasure to work with Lora because she wouldn't just say "I'm done. You figure it out." She would actually talk through things and help her coworkers understand what she was doing. She will take on anything new and work to figure it out. I still keep in contact with Lora to have someone around that will actually work through problems, instead of passing them off. I would be excited to work with her again at any position.
In all of the years I've worked in web development and design there are few people I would trust completely with a project; Lora is one of those rare individuals. Lora's work ethic and integrity are second to none. Her creativity, technical expertise, experience and pure enthusiasm make her a problem solving master. From project concept, planning and management, to design, development, launch and maintenance; Lora is an asset in every situation.
Lora Byrnside was one of my favorite developers to work with at LeapFrog. We had a great professional chemistry. She's the kind of developer that understands how to communicate with people that have little knowledge of "developer-speak." She helped me, on more than one occasion, to quickly fix issues on projects not assigned to her—even when she had much on her plate. The very best thing about Lora, though, was that her mind was never idle—if her projects were complete, she was constantly trying to learn something else, improving her skills and her knowledge base.
I have worked with Lora at LeapFrog Interactive as well as at Humana. I personally hired Lora at LeapFrog Interactive due to her strong desire to learn and her eagerness to go above and beyond when needed. Lora is the type of employee that will always work one step ahead, trying to learn more and be better at what she is doing. When it comes to dedication, Lora is worth 3 employees in my opinion. Lora never settles, she always pushes to make something better. I would recommend Lora to anyone and would hire her again without a second thought.