Jack G. Bowen | UI/UX Design

Obsessions make my life worse

but my work better.

- Stefan Sagmeister

Selected Work

Projects

Project Details

Investor's Business Daily App

Lead Design, Conceptualization
Client Investor's Business Daily
Date September 2017
See it Live!: IBD App
Category iOS Application
Tools Used Photoshop, Sketch, Zeplin

Description

This app was a v2 of a pre-existing IBD app. The goal was to integrate subscriber-only features and modernize the overall aesthetic. I lead this design based on analytics and usability tests, while meeting stakeholder's requirements and keeping the process on track to meet their deadline.

Role

  • Conceptualized new features
  • Created UI Assets + an efficient UX
  • Conducted usability testing
  • Presented progress updates + direction to stakeholders
  • Collaborated with development team

Cinelyst

Concept, Product Manager, UI/UX Design
Client Myself
Date April 2014
Category iOS Application
Tools Used Photoshop, Illustrator
Process Work Cinelyst Process

Description

Cinelyst is a social movie critic. It collects reviews using a simple "see" or "don't see" rating scale, along with a star rating and an option to leave a short text review. Cinelyst was my Senior Project. I worked by myself to create the logo and branding, design the user interface, work with an iOS developer, and eventually will put it on the app store.

Role

  • Concepted idea from scratch
  • Designed clean UI/UX for iOS 7
  • Conducted user testing

Investors.com Newsletters

Concept, UI/UX Design
Client Investor's Business Daily
Date January 2017
Category Responsive Newsletter Template
Tools Used Sketch, Photoshop

Description

The content team at Investor's Business Daily wanted a modular newsletter template that they could alter and customize at will. Working with the product owner of Investors.com, I came up with this template which allows for multiple sections and categories.

Role

  • Lead Designer
  • Create consistency with IBD app aesthetic
  • Present to stakeholder's
  • Collaborate with development team

Way Out There

Concept, UI/UX Design
Client Myself
Date July 2016
Category iOS Application
Tools Used Photoshop, Sketch, Balsamiq

Description

Way Out There was an app concept a friend and I concepted to help people find better camping nearby. As it is now, to find a campsite you have to traverse many sites, and often the information is out of date. Way Out There would allow users to upload sites (dispersed or not) so that other users could see what options were around them. The site contribution would include: price (if any), hazards, what's allowed and what isn't, amenities, etc.

Role

  • Concepted idea from scratch
  • Wireframed and Mocked up screens

Flashmob - Web Client

Web Design
Client Flashmob, Inc.
Date July 2016
Category Web client of mobile app
Tools Used Sketch, Photoshop

Description

This website was designed to be half onboarding resource and half a working web client version of the Flashmob mobile app. My goal was to keep it as simple as possible and give it a very clean, polished look.

Role

  • Created wireframes and mock ups
  • Fleshed out wireframes in Sketch
  • Created assets in Photoshop

SSDP Flyer

Print Design
Date March 2016
Category Meetup Poster
Tools Used Sketch, Photoshop

Description

This was a flyer made for a friend who was hosting a panel discussion at UC Hastings. It was meant to draw students in and inform them as to what would be happening in the discussion.

Role

  • Visualized a text description into an image
  • Designed and created original artwork
  • Iterated through designs with client

Opera Mediaworks - Ads

Design, Development
Client Misc.
Category Mobile Ad Campaigns
Tools Used Photoshop, Dreamweaver

Description

While working at Opera Mediaworks I was fortunate to direct ad creatives for many household name brands. I would receive a request with few assets, and design static and rich media ads that continually performed at high levels.

Note: A sample of static ads shown above, enlarged for desktop view.

Role

  • Concepted ideas from scratch
  • Designed clean, effective ads
  • Worked in high pressure environment with quick creative turn around

Flashmob - Promo Flyer

Print Design
Date April 2016
Categories Promo Handout
Tools Used Photoshop
Size 7" x 5"

Description

This flyer was a piece of promotional material for one of our campus campaigns. It was handed out to students in order to quickly educate them about our app and encourage them to create an account.

Role

  • Concepted idea
  • Iterated through a series of designs
  • Designed and printed

Pack Hike Shoot

Founder
Client Myself
Date March 2016
Category Social Media
Tools Used Nikon D5300

Description

Pack Hike Shoot was an Instagram account I started in early 2016, mostly just to document backpacking/camping/hiking trips I was taking. It's been a great motivator to get outdoors even more, and has also reignited my love for photography.

Role

  • Founder
  • Content Generator

Investors.com Support

Responsive Design
Client Investor's Business Daily
Date June 2017
Category Customer Support
Tools Used Sketch

Description

Investors.com worked to implement Zendesk for a more friendly/stable customer support experience. I was tasked with creating the UI/UX of how the support would look and work. Collaborated with the customer Success team, stakeholders, and developers to ensure an efficient process.

Role

  • Wireframes & Mock Ups
  • Responsive design

Get Photo Effects

Web Design & Development
Client RadiumOne Inc.
Date October 2013
Category App Promo Site
Tools Used HTML5, jQuery, CSS3, Photoshop, Illustrator

Description

Photo Effects is an application that lets you share and transform pictures with text, stickers, filters, and borders all for free. This is a promotional site for the Photo Effect application. The task was creating a promotional application site for Photo Effects. It was designed with Photoshop and developed in HTML5 CSS3, and jQuery from scratch.

Role

  • Wireframes & Mock Ups
  • Designed & Developed Site

Alex + Stacy Wedding

Web Design & Development
Client Engaged Couple
Date June 2015
Category Website
Tools Used HTML5, CSS3

Description

A co-worker and friend of mine got engaged and wanted a website for his wedding. On the website, there would be pictures, information, hotels nearby, etc. His fiance drew up some designs, and together we looked them over and came up with the finished product.

Role

  • Mock Ups
  • Designed & Developed Site

Earth Tu Face Pamphlet

Print Design
Date February 2014
Category Pamphlet
Tools Used InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

Description

This was a conceptual pamphlet for an organic skincare company called Earth Tu Face. It was designed to be a clean yet informative catalog of their products.

Role

  • Layout Design

SocialLive

UI/UX Design
Client SocialLive
Date April 2014
Category iOS Application
Tools Used Photoshop, Illustrator

Description

Social Live is an iOS app which is still in development that enables users to see what events of that day (i.e. clubs, sports, concerts, etc) are the most popular at the time. My role as the Lead UI/UX Designer is to collaborate with the Product Manager and create clean efficient design.

Role

  • Helped concept idea
  • Lead UI/UX
  • User Testing
  • Branding
  • Created Mock ups and Wireframes
Concept, UI/UX Design, Mobile

Billy Joel Poster

Print Design
Date March 2014
Categories Gig Poster
Tools Used Illustrator
Size 24" x 36"

Description

This is a Billy Joel concept gig poster made for his 5/27/14 concert at The Hollywood Bowl. The background is the lyrics to the song "Piano Man" over and over again. This poster was concepted by myself through iterative design, along with each of the assets on the poster.

Role

  • Concepted idea
  • Designed and created original artwork

Gustave H. Poster

Print Design
Date April 2014
Category Movie Poster
Tools Used Illustrator
Size 24" x 36"

Description

This is a concept movie poster for Wes Andersons "The Grand Budapest Hotel". Each of the characters in Wes Anderson’s movies have a very unique style. This was an attempt to capture the identity of the main character through only his outfit.

Role

  • Concepted idea
  • Designed and created original artwork

Modest Mouse Poster

Print Design
Date April 2014
Category Gig Poster
Tools Used Illustrator
Size 24" x 36"

Description

This was a poster inspired by the song by Modest Mouse, Out of Gas. Out of Gas, Out of Road is a lyric from the song which for some reason stuck out to me. This poster was just one interpretation of the lyric.

Role

  • Concepted idea
  • Designed and created original artwork

Current Position: UX Designer + Product Owner at Investor's Business Daily

About

Hello, my name is Jack. I am a UI/UX Designer and Front-End Designer from San Francisco living in Los Angeles, CA.

I Design

Sketch

Zeplin

Invision

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

Dreamweaver

Balsamiq

Omnigraffle

Premier

After Effects

Gigya

Microsoft Office

I Code

HTML5

CSS3

jQuery

I Love

Minimalism

Backpacking

Photography

Camping

Beer

Movies

Music


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