PattyCreates History

In a Nutshell


( Not in an actual nutshell )

Patty is a UI / UX designer who gravitates towards creative strategy, HCD, branding, CRO, illustration and a bit of coding. My portfolio includes companies such as Kissmetrics, Dice, Roc Nation, Toptal and more. I design for user needs, am fond of JTBD for user research and design in atomic for lean-agile prototyping.

As a former San Francisco in-house worker bee, I am now a nomadic freelancer. I work with a variety of clients, from e-commerce to travel agencies, to help define their audience needs, define their brand through psychology based exercises, identify opportunities, and to increase their functionality. I also really like puppies.


“People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill,
they want a quarter-inch hole.”

— Theodore Levitt

Design Ethos

Figure out customer wants and then align them with company goals. Expand endlessly during brainstorming and curate what matters afterward. Criticism is your friend; a thick skin is warranted.

Design Toolkit

Pencil, paper & scissors. Whiteboards. Sketch, Invision, UX Pin & Zeplin. Photoshop & Illustrator. HTML / SCSS & Github. Is novice, but tinkers in Ruby on Rails & JQuery.


10+ Years of Awesomeness

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Of the Top 3% of Designers

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Of the Top 5% of Designers

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& Pays it Forward by Mentoring

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Where in the World is PattyCreates?

As a creative person, I’m very curious. In the fall of 2017, my curiosity led me to be one of those “work online from anywhere” people.

I am invigorated after meeting several other people outside of her bubble. Through travel, I have self-reflected on my graces, wants, and potential.

During this time on the road I have:

  • Launched 10+ websites
  • Launched dozens of application features
  • Done environmental sketches at famous landmarks (Sagrada Familia, Eiffel Tower, etc.)
  • Stepped foot on 6 continents

Home Base

Currently In:


Designing for Real Value

Discounts to those who do good

 

In order to design a better tomorrow, there comes a time when freelance projects are presented that conflict with Patty’s basic values. Since Patty utilizes her intellect, time, and skills in every project she works with, it is in the best interest of all parties involved for values to be aligned to ensure that the outputted work is optimal.

Therefore, she refuses projects that promote the sales of pollutants or to work with companies with a history of animal cruelty or discrimination based off of any personal identity.

On the upside, discounts are available to brands that strongly align with her values:

  • NGOs / Nonprofits
  • Vegetarian / Vegan Brands
  • Environment Conservation Brands
  • Ed-Tech for Underprivileged Communities
  • Social & Policy Change Projects
  • Artist Projects
  • Social Impact Projects

Mention your type of service while inquiring to be elligible for a discount.


I look forward to chatting

Thank you for your interest — I sincerely appreciate it. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to talk shop or are interested in a resume.