Almost immediately after graduating from university, I was hired on to be 1/2 of the company's design team.
+ Emails / Illustration
In designing Whistle's email templates, I included a large header image to be a fun first impression for the readers and to encourage readthrough. This illustration was one of these headers for our emails - and was my first illustration to incorporate low-poly artwork with a photograph.
While at Whistle, I developed a flat visual style which we used for a number of promotional images and email headers. The style came as a result of teaching myself motion design, doing animations offlat-styled tech devices being assembled like swift-moving origami.
Tilt/Open-Featured preorder modal
For Whistle's "WhistleGPS" pre-order campaign, we teamed up with tilt/OPEN to collect and run our preorder tracking and invoice issuing. This modal was the point-of-sale for the pre-order campaign, and was the entire checkout process (the modal updated once the information was entered). We did over 10,000 pre-orders for units through this modal in just under a week. tilt/OPEN has featured my modal design on their website under their "For Brands" section, following the success of our campaign, to demonstrate the ease of integration of their platform.
One of the largest responsibilities I have at Whistle as Sr. Visual Designer is working on the UI & UX design of our highly rated app, on iOS and Android, within our awesome Product Team. Sketching, prototyping, design iteration, asset creation, design spec'ing for engineering, and user-flow building are all part of the app-related hats I wear here. Occasionally, the dogs wore hats too.
In Summer 2014, I participated in Whistle's Hackweek. Teaming up with our engineers for a week, I designed an adaptation of the Whistle app for smart TVs. It's focus was to bring our users' photos to the big(ger) screen, breaking up our activity-graph UI (the little pips at the top) to organize streams of photos by the day they were taken on, and showcasing activity highlights alongside the photos, comments, and notes left by users. From wireframes to the final design and assets, I led this project on the design side - while testing usability ideas with team members.
+ Emails / Mockups
Other email headers simply displayed relevant app-images with a small, lightweight text section. These were usually for app updates, contests, and community events.