Hi, I'm Xavier. Currently, I'm a Product Designer at PaySimple in Denver, Colorado with 7+ years experience designing for the web. In my free time you can find me playing vintage synths and/or sipping on a tasty IPA.
Prior to this initiative, the PaySimple iOS and Android apps not only lacked parity with each other but failed bring the necessary features from the web app to the mobile platform. With that in mind, the Product, UX, and Tech team decided it best to start from the ground up - a single code base maintained internally.
Neon Design System
Design Systems are hot these days and for good reason. Reusable design cuts both design and development time considerably and ultimately creates a coherent product. When implemented correctly, a Design system can benefit an organization as a whole. The PaySimple Design System is still in it’s infancy, but here are my findings from implementing a Design System within an established organization thus far.
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Project Management App
This conceptual design was born out of my frustration to find a better way to organize projects. After years of using an amalgamation of Slack, Jira, Skype, Basecamp, and more, I realized that I hadn't tried a solution that really nailed the combination of project management and project discussion.
Two-step Landing Page
"Test breakthroughs, not whispers" was the phrase my coworker, Ben, came to me with at the kick off of this project. We had discussed creating a multi-step form for a while and jumped at the opportunity when given the green light. Turns out, it works pretty well...
Web Based Email Template Editor
When asked to reimagine a quite technical feature, I took a step back and considered what else could be done to make the developers life easier. Nothing like a quick conversation with a few front end developers to find their pain points when presenting their work!
This website came to be after attending An Event Apart Denver 2017. With talks focused on reducing page load, progressive web apps, and more - I decided to challenge myself to build my own PWA that was fun and fast. At under 10k, this site loads quite quickly. Currently in progress and still just a website - I will be converting this to a PWA soon so that all the best dad jokes are available offline.
dadjoke.lol is now dadjoke.party and will be back online shortly!