Good Art Inspires;
Good Design 
motivates;
& Together They
Create Experiences.

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GRAPHIC

DESIGNER
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At 30 years old, I have lived in Utah most of my life. Art & Design have always been an important part of my life. I started off in school by taking all types of art classes including; painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, and others. When I finally discovered graphic design in college, I knew this is what I would be doing for the rest of my life.

 

After more exploration into graphic design, I found UI/UX design. This is also when I gained a love for creating design that would impact people's lives, as well as creating meaningful experiences. Since graduating with my Bachelors Degrees from Utah Valley University in 2018, I've been obsessed with making the world a better looking place and more user friendly.

I'm
Paul S
.
Barlow

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As a designer, I think it's important to recognize where our strengths lie and what weaknesses we need to overcome. One important thing that I realize I need to work on is my writing skills. Word-smithing just doesn't come naturally to me, and having the correct wording can really improve one's design. 

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Web / Mobile Design

As our technology advances so quickly, so must our designs and creativity, optimizing web experience for its users. Traditionally, websites have been geared towards desktop users, but as technology has evolved, designers tend to create mobile-first designs. Ultimately, a good designer will create both Desktop and Mobile friendly Web design. 

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2021

CREATE          /          DESIGN          /          GOALS
 
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Research
Define
Ideate
Prototype
Test
Results

There are infinite possibilities when it comes to creating design. For any big project, I like to ensure that every step is organized and with a purpose for the intended goal of the end user or client. 

When design is done correctly, it not only looks good but it creates an impactful experience. It's important to take the extra time to do the first steps that might seem redundant or unnecessary. Proper research for your intended audience will give meaning to the design. 

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Everyone's creative process is slightly different, and varies depending on the type of design work or the design challenge we are facing. I found that the following process (shown on the left) is a good staple for most all of my design projects. 

 

My Creative
Process