as actor for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

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as spokesperson for Best Buy products

Joanna Harmon

UX/UI Designer & Researcher

THOUGH SHE BE ATYPICAL, SHE IS FIERCE.

My skillset in user experience design leverages a 15-year career in the performing arts. As Director, Producer, Writer, Actor, and Designer, I have a "global perspective" on the process of creation and products specifically focused on experience-- for users, audience, and participants alike!

Previous collaborating teams include: Cirque du Soleil, Meow Wolf, Just Fix It Productions, The Interactive Deep Dive, Live Action Set, and Celebration Barn.

LIVE SITES, PRINT WORK & WEB/APP CASE STUDIES

5pm-8pm

DAILY

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IgniteNV.com

advertising and selling tickets for outdoor theatrical event, featuring Las Vegas' top talent in circus, dance, music and culinary arts

Project Complete: May 2021

5pm-8pm

DAILY

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Festival Map

orienting guests to the activities and accommodations of festival; printed as large-format posters around property and as pocket-sized maps; features custom illustrations

May 2022

A MANTRA PASSED DOWN:

WORDS AREN'T IN THE WAY, THEY ARE THE WAY.

During my professional career in the performing arts and studying Shakespeare, I learned this mantra. It means that every word is a detail that is a key to communication. No word or detail must be overlooked.

 

I bring this insight into my UX/UI work through acute attention to detail, at all steps of the process, in order to support effective communication.

5pm-8pm

DAILY

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WanderingStarSaloon.com

promoting a mobile saloon for rent; features custom icons, parallax motion, efficient one-page design, desktop & mobile-friendly versions

Project Complete: May 2022

5pm-8pm

DAILY

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SandiCroft.com

showcasing the personal portfolio of a leading artistic director in the performing arts world

Project Complete: September 2021

5pm-8pm

DAILY

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Light Ball Las Vegas

site build for project-in-the-works promoting a premier event to celebrate Ball culture, LGBTQ+ community, adults and youth; features honing of existing style guide

Project start: Fall, 2021

5pm-8pm

DAILY

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LiveActionSet.org

showcasing the portfolio of 15+ years of original theatrical productions by this non-profit performance company

Ongoing, Project Began: July 2017

5pm-8pm

DAILY

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Blackout Comedy Website Redesign

desktop and mobile redesign to more effectively advertise current performance and workshop offerings

Project Complete: April 2021

 CASE STUDY 

5pm-8pm

DAILY

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PocketDad App Creation

mobile design of a new app to serve first-time homeowners access home care tutorials 

Project Complete: November 2021

 CASE STUDY 

UX/UI Skills

Architecting

Information Architecture, Wireframes, Prototyping, Style guide maintenance

Contextualizing

Competitor analysis, Heuristic analysis, User research

Empathizing

Empathy & Journey maps, Usability testing, Storyboarding, User personas

Design Toolkit

 

UX/UI-Specific

Figma, InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Trello, HTML (basic understanding)

UX/UI-Enhancing

Interactive narrative writing, Theatrical production management, Building ensemble, site-specific event creation, Teaching, Shakespeare performance

Style & Communication 

 

Within the team

Dedication to getting the job done, Instinct for order of operations, Strong verbal and written skills

 

Front-facing

Joy in speaking with users and stakeholders

Resumé