Hey, I'm Steph.

I’m a designer and former frontend developer, and I’m passionate about building thoughtful user experiences.

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Who am I?

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Design Technologist

 

I work closely with Product Ownership and Engineering to ensure the design system is being built to our best capabilities, then translated into code beautifully and effectively. Communication is key!

UX Advocate

 

Not just a designer... I'm an advocate! I'm passionate about user-centric design that's backed by data. I use a variety of research methods to create thoughtful, pressure-tested, end-to-end design systems.

UI Designer

 

I love to be hands-on in the design file, bringing UX insights into the tools themselves (usually Figma). I work with other designers to ensure brand guides and design principles are being adhered to closely.

Human + tech

I love working on digital products because the entire process, from idea to outcome, is an orchestra of humans and technology. As a designer with a background in frontend development, I’ve been lucky to help shape the way technology affects people – and how people influence technology.

I strive to always be an advocate of the design systems I create and work within. This means being vigilant about how they can be affected by user and stakeholder goals, while also ensuring they’re communicated properly to the engineers that bring them to life.

What I do

  • Product Design

    With every interaction between leadership, engineering, and design, I encourage an environment that fosters open collaboration and problem solving. I aim for big-picture thinking, with strong attention to detail.

  • UX/UI Design

    I contribute a user-centric approach to design systems, building on decisions that are based in data and research. I stay up-to-date on new tooling features and design trends that impact my projects.

  • Frontend Development

    My background with code helps me bridge the gap between design and development. I'm able to streamline the design process by anticipating potential engineering challenges and solutions.

Stephanie Murray's Resume
Stephanie Murray's Resume

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Updated June 2024

Skills

  • Wireframing

  • Prototyping

  • Accessible Design

  • Project Management

  • Agile Methodology

  • HTML5 & CSS3

  • cCSS, Tailwind

  • PHP, ACF Pro, CPT-UI

  • JavaScript & jQuery

  • React, Node, Express

My toolbox 🛠️

  • Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch

  • Adobe CS: PS, IL, AE, PP

  • Google TM, Pixel, Ahrefs

  • Wave, Lighthouse

  • UserTesting, Maze

I also write about design, development, and my experience working in tech.

Featured Post

Designing on a Budget: The value of good UX

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Contextual Elements for Better UX

Behind the scenes

When I’m not working, I’m usually doing something nerdy. I’ve been known to go outside from time to time, though my natural habitat is typically indoors next to a big window surrounded by tea, animals, and art supplies.

My favorite hobby lately has been experimenting with typography, animation, and interaction design in Illustrator and After Effects.

Let's be friends

I’m always looking to expand my network, so don’t be shy!

Pssst... want to see the hi-fi prototype of this page?