After my first child was born in 2005, I needed a way to share pictures with family. So I bought a simple domain name for sharing a super basic photo portfolio website. It came time to incorporate my business for the web and design work I was doing, so I quickly chose Domestic Jones, LLC as I already had the domain name.
I do media development. Since playing country-disco-metal as a Guardian only feeds my soul, I focus on User Experience design (UX), User Interface design (UI), and front end development to feed my bills.
I’m compelled to solve problems and create things. UX/UI design and development is an elegant way to do both.
I started developing websites and making flyers for local punk shows in 1996. Soon after, GWAR had a competition for a new, official website. I was only 13 when this competition happened in 1996, but I made the top 5 submissions and that inspired me to keep going on making stuff. This web and design thing wasn’t so bad.
These sections usually come across as conceded. Never been much of a fan because it’s the work that’s important, right?
My core focus is problem solving. This leans me heavily towards user experience. I don’t solve problems just for clients, but for users. In the end, it’s the users that will determine if a design, website, or app is successful.
Organization is my next biggest compulsory activity. Ensuring that content is catalogued properly and easily accessible makes all the difference when it comes to good design and development.
I’m a big fan of collaborative projects. Having as much input from clients, test groups, and developers helps everything from UX, UI, and even meeting sprint deadlines.
"Proficient" and "Familiar" seem like pretty arbitrary terms. How about you just get in touch with me, discuss the scope of a project, then we'll see where my skills best fit.
I took over creative direction for Boise Underground Music Pages in December of 2017. My first issue came out in January of 2018 and has been going strong ever since and working collaboratively with Boise organizations like Treefort Music Fest and Wizard’s Comic Con.
Creating an equally engaging and living website was an important part of the brand and identity of BUMP. I integrated Google Sheets into an events calendar as well as a template for importing events directly into the magazine for print.Find Boise Underground Music Pages
Updating the business and booking systems required a modification of policy and procedure documents along with some basic brand guides to be established. Part of my duties on the board of the Boise Hive is event management and I handle the branding, coordination, and management of the annual MayDay! Event.
The Hive is an entirely-volunteer run organization, so keeping processes as simple as possible for everyone is vital. I streamlined the booking software for the end-user as well as for the volunteer maintaining customers at The Hive. Since the implementation of my system, The Boise Hive has become completely self-sufficient with reservations alone.Check out The Hive
DecisionInsite provides comprehensive mapping and plotting software for educational planning entities. This robest software had its issues with outdated modal layovers and difficult-to-navigate functions. My job as UX designer at Vynyl was to identify all the features of the old DecisionInsite, then rethink and rebuild the structure of using a map and data plotting tool.
I developed and lead the concepts of adding the toolbar, large iconography, and an in-depth control center that provides a wide variety of stats for plotted map regions.Watch more feature videos from DecisionInsite
I like to make things and stuff.
I don’t only focus on larger-scale UX, UI and development projects. Smaller and quick projects are just as fulfilling.Get in touch to see if a project is a good fit.
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