Humber College Human Resources
While working as part of the Humber College Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness department, I have created and maintained web pages for multiple projects and initiatives. These websites are frequented by the College staff to learn about various procedures, how to navigate the Human Resources Management System, and to learn about and engage in various events run by the College. All of the pages were designed in Adobe XD and created in Wordpress via the Divi visual builder, along with custom CSS and HTML code for specific elements.
President's Awards are an annual event where employees are nominated by their co-workers to celebrate their achievements and excellence in various categories. For this initiative, I created a simple, easy-to-follow design for the pages to highlight recent and past President's awards winners. The design needed to include buttons to access Nominee Submission forms, a menu with award names and descriptions and buttons to access various award categories. Each year the site is visited by staff to access the nomination forms and view winners from past and current years.
Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Knowledge Base (KB)
The HRMS KB is a repository of knowledge articles for Managers, Employees and HR Staff on how to use and navigate the Human Resources Management System. The site also provides access to HR-related documents such as onboarding checklists, HR client lists, and benefits information. In addition to creating the pages and web design, I'm also responsible for uploading new Knowledge Articles, updating the FAQ section, sourcing and editing illustrations used on the site, ensuring that the most recent documents are available on the website and are linked to the correct pages, and creating animated videos using Vyond, Adobe After Effects, and Camtasia software.
Samantha Blackwood: Portfolio Website
Portfolio website created for Samantha Blackwood, a Toronto writer, editor, and content marketer. The main objective of this project was to organize the client's work and improve the user experience for potential clients, use a platform that would be easy for Samantha to use and update, to create a clean design where the written word is at the forefront. I updated the logo with a custom font, to mimic a wax seal to suit the nature of Samantha's business and to fit the new elegant style of the website itself. To make the content stand out more, I kept the design simple and clean, and used typography to emphasize the text-based nature of the work. Added drop-caps to large bodies of text, to give the content a book-like or magazine feel. This website was designed using Adobe XD and build using the WIX website builder. Prior to launching the site, I ensured that it is accessible and responsive on different devices.
Additional Skills and Experience
Web Design and Interactive Media Program: Completed this 3-year Advanced Diploma program at Humber College, where I learned the basics of web development, practiced web standards, best practices, and UX workflows. For my capstone project at Humber, I was a designer within a development team that created a mobile application to simplify the dining experience by allowing users to order meals ahead, book tables, pay, and split their bills. This involved researching the target user and market, creating personas, user flows, and prototypes, and testing the application to ensure that it achieved its purpose while remaining easy to use. Upon graduating, my team received the program’s Innovation Award and the Cisco Scholarship
2018 Ontario Elections Site Design for the Humber Journalism Department: Worked with the Humber Journalism department on launching an election coverage website. My role was to work on responsive website designs and branding, which were then implemented by a web developer in the final website. The branding guidelines that I developed were then used by the members of the department to ensure all of their materials were consistent.
Google Analytics: Utilized Google Analytics to keep track of audience engagement and user statistics on websites.