I have over a decade of experience in design industry. I created solutions for desktop OS and apps, web apps, websites and other media.
I led small and large design projects. I worked with designers and developers, recognising that negotiation, inspiration and relationships are as important as great design solutions.
I think that the key to great designs is in studying humans.
Notify OSD is a central part of an entirely new notification system for Ubuntu Desktop and Netbook, and is based on non-actionable notification bubbles.
I led prototyping and visual design and worked with Matthew Paul Thomas and Mark Shuttleworth on defining the interactions and details of the bubble behaviour. The work also involved coordination between design and development team.
The work involved creating more emotional message that would support the new vision for the product, optimising user journeys and aligning the visual logic with the Web Guidelines. Collaboration with the U1 team on ensuring quality implementation also played an important part.
The site's commercial performance increased dramatically immediately after the new design was launched.
A small animated piece promoting Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase competition, created using Blender on Ubuntu. Music: ‘Swansong’ by Josh Woodward, the 10.10 edition winner.
You can read more about this video on the Canonical design blog.