Cindy Clarke is outside on a sunny day. She is smiling and looking directly at the camera.

Hello!

My name is Cindy, and I design digital products in Toronto.

I've been creating thoughtful digital products since 2005. I started my career in web design, focusing mostly on the visual aspect of design. Over the years, I learned the importance of Human-Centered Design and how including the human experience at each step of the design process results in better designed products.

I formalized my UX training in 2015 with a User Experience Designer certification from Akendi, and also completed Bitmaker's User Experience Design program.

In 2018 I had an opportunity to attend Bridge School's Product Design program (hosted by Rangle). Over 155 designers applied, and I was one of only twelve students selected for the program.

I am currently looking for a full-time UI/UX, or Product Design position to continue my adventures in creative problem solving.

I ❤️ Design

I love this industry! There are always exciting challenges, and I'm constantly learning new ways to solve problems. Not only that, but I am able to make a meaningful impact on people's lives. It's very rewarding. We also have a very supportive community that is always ready to help a fellow designer out for the betterment of our community.

My process is rooted in human-centered design, where I consider human values from the begining of the design process, and continue to involve and advocate for them throughout each step. I believe involvement from all stakeholders (not just clients) are critical to project success, and I make sure that design decisions are based on research findings with real humans.

If you’d like to talk about a project, or ask a question, feel free to get in touch with me!

Skills

  • UI/UX Design
  • Product Design
  • Visual Design
  • User Research
  • Information Architecture
  • Prototyping
  • Usability Testing

Tools

  • Adobe CC
  • Sketch
  • Balsamiq
  • Axure
  • InVision

In The Community

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I'm an active member of DesignX - an organization that connects designers from all disciplines. I meet with other creatives to talk about design, attend events, and give design feedback and advice.

The Meetup logo - a red, handwritten font

I host a monthly meetup group for creatives who struggle with anxiety and depression. It's a safe space to share experiences and support one another. I am currently in talks with DesignX to make this group an official part of the community, and give back in a meaningful way.

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Creative Mornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Each month I volunteer to facilitate the breakfast station, making sure our 200 attendees are well caffeinated and fed to get the most out of their event.

Other Random Facts

  • I have a dog named "Chewbacca the Wookiee from Kashyyyk"... but you can call her "Chewie".
  • I am learning how to climb rocks.
  • I've climbed the CN Tower.
  • My mornings are fueled by caffeine. While working on this website, I was able to sample many cafés around our beautiful city.
  • In high school, I played first chair trumpet in both orchestra and jazz band. (I was also band president.)
  • I'm a huge Buffy nerd. (I have a tattoo.)
  • I will never say "no" to tacos!!! Some of my favourite spots in the city are:
A small, grey, Havanese dog named Chewbacca, with the sweetest little face, staring into the camera.
Three Baja fish tacos with pickled cabbage, sprouts, and all around deliciousness.
A fanned out pile of Buffy The Vampire Slayer comic books.

© 2019 Cindy Clarke