Company: Cascade Designs
UX/UI: 16TOADS INTERACTIVE
In mid 2014, shortly after relocating to Seattle, I was brought on by premier outdoor products manufacturer, Cascade Designs, to take the reigns as their senior User Experience and User Interface designer. I was tasked with initially helping them build upon and improve a newly launched web site sporting a design I didn't have a hand in designing ... Enter the challenge - Working with immediate constraints. My role expanded to exciting new projects and eventually to working with every brand under Cascade Designs product umbrella - MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine, PackTowl, Hummingbird, and eCase.
The three projects I've selected to showcase my work with MSR represents the most creatively exciting and technically advanced work Cascade has ever done online.
MSR WINDBURNER STOVE
MSR wanted to do something special for the launch of their most anticipated product this decade: The Windburner Stove. Working hand-in-hand with MSR's stupendously talented copywriter and content wizard, Ms. Adrienne Schofhauser, we pulled out all the stops to create an interactive story experience that utilized everything from parallax to text animations to graphic animations to user-activated animations to video.
My role included: Concepting, Art Direction, Storyboarding, Wireframing, UX and UI design, Graphic design, Animation design and mechanics, and project management. We also brought on the developer who made the magic happen.
MSR HISTORY TIMELINE
Working with the entire MSR team, I was tasked with helping devise a visual means to display and navigate 40+ years of MSR's product innovation and outdoor triumphs. After extensive research, we eventually settled on a design and development solution that would provide the ultimate user experience in a flexible, super easy-to-understand visual format.
My role included: Concepting, Art Direction, Storyboarding, Wireframing, UX and UI design, Graphic design, Animation concepting.
MSR SNOWSHOE SELECTION GUIDE
MSR needed to find a way to make the process of selecting a snowshoe more interesting. Specifically, more interesting than their competitors. During a deep concepting session, I hit upon a novel idea that turned a boring process into an experience.
My role included: Concepting, Art Direction, Storyboarding, Wireframing, UX and UI design, Graphic design, Illustration, Animation concepting.