I follow the human-centered design theory inspired by the Innovation Design Engineering Organization
Hello, my name is Alex
UI / UX Designer based in JohannesburgLet's start
A little About me
Alex B. van Wyk
Digital Designer &
From South Africa
Profecient & confident in my experience using the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, I believe that the heart of every project I undertake is the human’s I am designing for.
As a natural in using the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, recently focussed on Adobe XD for prototyping websites/mobile apps before development.
My passion is to design digital user experiences through human centered design & meaningful interactions.My Portfolio
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Client collaboration is important to me. It is the partnership we forge that results in exceptional work. I work with a variety of clients across a wide range of sectors and disciplines.
Digital DesignerJune 2018 - Present
My current duties at Flint Studio are Designing user interfaces including websites, web systems and mobile app interface elements, Designing of responsive layouts, Designing email templates, in line with best practices.
Developing and collaborating on wireframes.
Working closely with the copywriting team on any creative assets needed including key visuals, banners, blog posts, ebooks, social media posts, emails etc. Designing vector illustrations for characters, icons, animations, infographics, etc.
Ensuring that design is in line with user experience, usability and best practice. From time-to-time there are more requirements for general graphic design, and having to forge and execute exciting digital ideas. Whilst supporting other designers and members of the team.
- All Things Digital Design
- UI / UX Design
- Social Media Marketing
Freelance In-House DesignerJan 2018 - April 2018
Isobar South Africa
Worked in an open-space innovative work environmnet reporting to the Art Director & working closely with copywritters & designers on conceptualization for marketing campaigns for Strettons Gin, Nivea MEN, Estee Lauder, Mercure Hotels and more..
Graphic DesignerSep 2017 - Dec 2017
Required to be A creative who is capable of analytical thinking customer-focussed, community-centric, inquisitive, creatively passionate, and to be constantly pushing the boundaries to come up with new ideas and approaches to problem-solving.
Graphic/UX DesignerOct 2016 - Aug 2017
Defining interaction models, user task flows, and UI specifications. Communicate scenarios, end-to-end experiences, interaction models, and screen designs to stakeholders.
I worked with our creative director and visual designers to incorporate the visual identity of our platform into our clients features. I developed and maintained the companiies design wireframes, mockups, and specifications as needed.
Design AssociateMar 2016 - Aug 2016
My time during the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars required me to be more than just your average designer. Had a direct impact on future industry leaders while enhancing my own portfolio. Helped companies with their branding, marketing, user experience, online presense & digital marketing. - think logo's, pitch decks, events, websites, apps, etc.
Web & Graphic DesignerJul 2015 - Feb 2016
Avaro Design (pty) ltd
Responsible for overall brand development, web site traffic growth, website UI and advertising revenue. Developed brand strategy and statistics systems. Search Engine Optimization and Implementation. Keyword Research. Web & Graphic Design. Content writing & Blog writing.
What I offer
With a deep understanding of brands, new media channels and emerging tech, I help brands and innovators harness web technologies to open up new sources of value.
My sites are attractive, intuitive, and conversion focused—but they’re also extremely well engineered. I meticulously develop adaptable, responsive websites that are simple to update and customized for each client’s specific needs.
First impressions matter and you only have one chance to get it right. Whether it’s a website or the logo in an email signature, potential customers will judge a business in just a few seconds based on its visual appeal alone.
Great apps are built around one simple concept - user experience. Developing the right approach to your app is crucial to the success of the app. I make sure that the approach is beautiful, fun and engaging.
User Interface & User Experience Design
Designing around the user experiences User Experience is perhaps the biggest part to the design and development of a website. Entering a website is like starting a journey - if the journey is hard to follow and difficult to complete, it’s unenjoyable and a user is much less likely to complete it.
Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication
Sophistication has come to mean a few things, but its original definition was "to denature, or simplify".
Today it is common as a measure of refinement—displaying good taste, wisdom and subtlety. I follow this thought process when developing products for my clients. Oh I run a small Design Agency as well called - A Creative Innovation
What Do People Say About me?
"One of the best we have worked with in the design industry. He is cutting edge, dynamic and creative. "InsideData
"Alex's designs have provided unique, thought provoking and eye catching communications content. His contribution has been key in ensuring that one of our most critical transformation projects has able to stand out from the general noise in an enterprise organisation."Stripes 'N Signs
"Flexible, deadline-oriented and able to take our existing look and feel to a whole new level. Each time we had presented at conferences or events someone has cornered our team afterwards to ask whose behind our creative."Techstars