David N. Young
UI/UX Designer
I'm a design consultant and part-time freelancer. I'm also interested in full-time opportunities. Here, you'll learn about me and my recent work.
My recent work
Join25 needed user experience and interface design for their online petition form which targets their millennial audience. I also provided a style guide for their future design and branding initiatives.
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Kinto Short Film
I reached out to Transitions Media to design the website for their short film, Kinto. We tried to convey the film's mood through the user experience while using a cinematic theme for the design.
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Socks in a Box
Socks in a Box requested a redesign of their landing page to focus on improving their sales. They wanted a more modern and cohesive style using their rich product photography and more call-to-action areas.
Averpoint asked me to design an adaptable input form that varies based on how many pieces of information their app is able to parse from user submitted data.
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I consulted for Benchfly by wireframing innovative solutions to problems they discovered during user testing and analysis. They wanted to improve their users' efficacy with their file system, specifically file hierarchy, actions and user permissions.
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Techne Talent
TechneTalent wanted a modern website to represent their talent-recruiting company online I designed and developed a responsive website that adhered to the company's existing brand guidelines.
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Jamaica Liquor Warehouse
Jamaica Liquor Warehouse wanted an elegant and modern website to increase the reach of their restaurant business through a user-friendly online experience. I designed medium-fidelity mockups and developed a responsive website.
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Alisa Melekhina
Alisa Melekhina is a FIDE and women's international chess master. I worked closely with her to build her personal website and to design the cover and interior for her debut book, Reality Check.
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Prose and poetry
Retiring escape artist
May 27, 2017
I'm at the summit of what's been my trickiest year. Vividly, I recall the kindred street-sweeper on the boulevard, toiling before dawn, clearing a path for the 6AM commute out of a frail, old town. And there's so much litter. Can she get it all?

David, the shepherd boy. David, the giant slayer. Until now I've shied away from namesake comparisons. But today I recognize that the relentless, unyielding spirit of the underdog is the only philosophy I've ever understood. And maybe I've written a psalm or two, or something like that.

After years on the run, I'm finally understanding what Siddhartha meant by 'life is suffering’. And it’s actually not as hopeless as it sounds. The inescapability of pain is given grace by its own impermanence. In other words: life sucks, but you'll be fine, you really will.

A captured infinity, a part of myself I never knew, is borne from a witch-hunt for validation, from someone I've never known. Today I am the retiring escape artist, realizing after a tired career, that life's shackles have a way of falling away on their own. And the greatest performance of all? Being patient enough to let that happen. Now, for my next trick.
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