Patch Leishman

Highly creative and multi-talented generalist User Experience Designer. Passionate about user experience, quality design, white space, and typography.

SKILLS

  • Collaboration
  • Concept modeling
  • CSS
  • Email design
  • Graphic facilitation
  • Grid
  • High fidelity prototyping
  • HTML
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • InVision
  • Layout
  • Personas
  • Photoshop
  • Print design
  • Responsive design
  • Scenarios
  • Sitemaps
  • Sketch
  • Storyboarding
  • Strategy development
  • Task flows
  • Usability testing
  • Video Editing
  • Wireframes

EXPERIENCE

UX Designer

 Freelance | 2013 – current

My role as product designer in my freelance work is one of many hats. I am responsible for all aspects of user experience, design, and development. Through my efforts, I have seen all companies continue to grow, and traffic to their websites have consistently been increasing, especially on mobile devices.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize UX principles to drive design decisions
  • Study and apply current design trends to cross platform products
  • Create user flows, personas, sitemaps, storyboards, sketches
  • Design low and high quality mockups based on research
  • Advocate for the user to stakeholders
  • Design stunning high quality prototypes for dev and testing
  • Product Strategy & User Research: I strive to understand each clients business goals and user needs by facilitating user interviews, usability testing, writing surveys, content restructuring, user flow, storyboarding, and creating  personas.
  • UX Design: I incorporate my design background into the UX process. My knowledge touches every point of the project such as; early designs, business needs, feature definition, information architecture, sketching, copy writing, prototyping and iterating, and high fidelity final designs.

UX Designer

 Automotive Workwear | 2015 – current

Utilizing UX principles, I generate concepts for multiple responsive e-commerce sites. Using the latest design trends I create functional and aesthetically pleasing experiences for the user. I work with different departments to design solutions that meet business goals and user needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize UX principles to drive design decisions
  • Design mobile friendly web experiences
  • Prioritize tasks while meeting quick turnaround times
  • Study and apply current design trends to a variety of projects
  • Create user journeys, personas, sitemaps, storyboards, sketches
  • Design low and high quality mockups based on research
  • Advocate for the user to stakeholders
  • Refine SaaS based ecommerce experiences
  • Understand business needs to deliver solutions

My designs, and competencies in UX, have lead to:

  • Increased revenue from email campaigns and sitewide promotions
  • A consistent experience among all devices
  • Managing the site has become easier now that the platform is responsive
  • Increased Google search rank due to responsive design changes
  • Better user experience

 

Visual Designer

Ideaville | 2014 – 2015

I designed several WordPress websites, as well as print material for a major healthcare company. I worked within a team environment to produce designs based on user research and iterative processes.

My work on the Modern Domestic website has lead to:

  • Increased sign-ups for classes
  • Increased revenue for purchasing sewing machines
  • More attendance in store and at events
  • Higher brand recognition and retention of repeat customers

 

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN Oregon State University | 2010 – 2014

I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with a minor in new media communications. During my time at OSU, I held several design internships, started the AIGA student group, and served as President of that group for two years. I also graduated with the SDHE Scholar Award for Dean’s list standing, and the SHDE All-Star Award for exemplary leadership and design skills.

Noteworthy achievements in college:

  • Co-Founded, and served as President of the AIGA Student Group
  • Lead as team leader for several projects
  • Presented to the College of Business, and other professional business leaders in the Portland, OR business market
  • SDHE All-Star & Scholar Awards (for outstanding academic achievement)

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Human-Centered Design: an Introduction

  • Coursera: Certification Date Nov 2015

UX Foundations: Prototyping

  • LinkedIn: Apr 2021

UX Foundations: Multidevice Design

  • LinkedIn: Apr 2021

UX Foundations: Paper Prototyping

  • LinkedIn: Apr 2021

UX Foundations: Ideation

  • LinkedIn: Apr 2021

UX Foundations: Creating Personas

  • LinkedIn: Apr 2021

UX Foundations: Analyzing User Data

  • LinkedIn: Apr 2021

UX Foundations: Overview

  • LinkedIn: Apr 2021

UX Foundations: Planning A Career in User Experience

  • LinkedIn: Apr 2021

Empathy in UX Design

  • LinkedIn: Apr 2021

Sketch for UX Design

  • LinkedIn: May 2021

Illustrator for UX Design

  • LinkedIn: May 2021

Become a User Experience Designer

  • LinkedIn: May 2021