Hey, I'm Steph.

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

Stephanie Murray

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

  • UX/UI Design

    I nerd out about thoughtful design systems backed by research and testing.

  • Frontend Development

    My background with code helps me bridge the gap between design and engineering.

  • Branding & Identity

    The psychology and process of brand development is fascinating to me. When done well, it creates a powerful connection with people.

Stephanie Murray's Resume
Stephanie Murray's Resume

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Updated May 2024

Skills

  • Wireframing

  • Prototyping

  • Accessible Design

  • Project Management

  • Agile Methodology

  • HTML5 & CSS3

  • SASS/SCSS

  • PHP, ACF Pro, CPT-UI

  • JavaScript & jQuery

  • React, Node, Express

My toolbox 🛠️

  • Figma, Adobe XD

  • Adobe CS, Canva

  • Tag Manager, Pixel

  • Wave, Lighthouse

  • Ahrefs, Semrush

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

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!