Suzanne Dixon

UX/UI Designer & Writer

About Me

Writer

I’m a former journalist, raised bi-culturally by a Portuguese immigrant family in New England. After publishing my first poem at age twelve, I earned a degree in journalism at Emerson College, and continued as a reporter in Boston before moving to Los Angeles for a career in web design.

My first novel, CURSED VINES, will be published in 2017 by Snowleopard Publishing. It’s a young adult international thriller that explores Portuguese pagan folklore in a fast-paced coming-of-age journey through the historical cities of Lisbon and Porto.

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UX/UI Designer

As an award-winning UI/UX designer in Los Angeles for over 17 years, I’ve created intuitive user interfaces on landing pages, checkout and account flows, responsive websites, prototypes, and mobile/tablet apps for large clients such as TOMS Shoes, American Apparel, and The Capital Group.

I care about the user first and use best practices, heuristics, and user testing as the basis of all my designs, my writing background to detail these interactions, and my tech savvy to work Agile with developers to solve complex problems with simple, beautiful interfaces.

I am also both a citizen of the United States and the European Union, and am legal to work in both.

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Graphic Designer

After designing my own wedding invitation suite and photo book, and later birthday decorations for my children, I realized I have a knack for designing DIY party printables. Plus, it’s a whole lot of fun!

In 2017, I opened my own Etsy shop, where I sell a selection of printable wedding and kids invitations and thank you cards, as well as competitive WordPress website packages. Take a look at my collection, whether to purchase or to view more of my recent graphic design work.

New products are available weekly!

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Design Work


Video Portfolio

Customized One Page WordPress theme.

Event Site Redesign

Improved UX/UI on a dance event website.

Medical App Redesign

Touch-friendly UI design for a mobile wellness app.

SAAS Web App

Upgraded user experience of a SaaS online web app.




Responsive Specs

UI specs for American Funds responsive account services.

Responsive Accounts

Axure prototype for responsive client accounts.

Fund Details Re-org

Axure prototypes for fund detail content reorganization.

AF Japan Site Map

Deliverable for audit of Japanese site.




Site Architecture

Page hierarchy for new TOMS website.

TOMS Combo Site

Combination of two product websites into one.

Checkout Refresh

Simplified, elegant redesign of checkout process.

Video Gallery

TOMS' attempt to replace YouTube channel.




Ideal UX Workflow

TOMS' reorganized project workflow.

TOMS Mobile Site

TOMS' first mobile e-commerce website.

TOMS Community

Dreams of a more socially gamified future.

ODWS 2012

One Day Without Shoes, an annual awareness event.




Secret Product Launch

Marketing campaign for TOMS' new product offering.

UK Checkout Analysis

Powerpoint on how to optimize checkout for a UK audience.

Conference Booking

American Apparel conference room booking application.

Website Activity Monitor

American Apparel's real-time website ticker.




Lunch Orders

Employee lunch ordering system for American Apparel.

Online Reservations

Reserve on American Apparel site, pick up at store.

News & Video Blog

American Apparel's multimedia news source.

The One Cart

A combined checkout process similar to Amazon.




Hair Clippings

A Pinterest-inspired site for hair styles.

Gnomon Workshop

Annual 3D digital design conference materials.

Photo Center

Evite's photo sharing functionality.

Carpool Planning

Evite's event carpool invitation process.



Skills

The medium is the message, according to Marshall McLuhan, but mediums are morphing and the growing population demands to digest information on their own time and on their preferred device.
Listed below are just a few of my strongest skills, but my strongest of all is the passion to learn and grow with the fast-paced, ever-evolving information consumption age in which we live.
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE / AXURE / OMNIGRAFFLE / SKETCH
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN, TESTING & RESEARCH
RESPONSIVE / MOBILE INTERFACES
COPYWRITING / ANNOTATIONS
HTML / CSS / WORDPRESS / JAVASCRIPT
EMAIL MARKETING / SEO / ANALYTICS
FLUENCY IN PORTUGUESE (EU)

Press

Everyone loves a little praise. Here are some mentions in the press of my work throughout the years.

Can TOMS Break Into Coffee?
March 11, 2014 – Fortune
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Webby Honoree – Marketplace for TOMS
April 30, 2013 – 2013 Webby Awards
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TOMS’ Mobile Checkout “does the trick.”
March 14, 2013 – Smashing Magazine
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‘Buy One, Give One’ Spirit Imbues an Online Store
November 5, 2013 – New York Times
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American Apparel Will Offer Up a Reservation Service
October 21, 2010 – NBC Thread NY
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Contact

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