DESIGN AGENT - SKY ORTIZ
ROLE - LEAD VISUAL DESIGNER / PROTOTYPER
Bobsled was my second big project at T-Mobile. I was asked to work with a stealth team that was in the process of creating the next version of a potentially disruptive messaging application. Code named "Bobsled" the app focused on streamlining communication across devices and social networks.
The project came with some big challenges. The small product team was working with two different 3rd party development agencies that were not communicating well. Also with only one UX designer focused on features, there was no cycles given to updating an outdated style guide.
My role as Visual Design lead was to work with the team to translate detailed interaction wireframes into high fidelity specs that could be realistically implemented on both iOS and Android platforms. In the process we created an entire new visual language in order to align ui consistency across platforms and better support the brand palette.
I also assisted in several key user studies by building interactive prototypes that could be used to better validate some of our more difficult design decisions.