Apple : Contract Content Designer

Dream Job #4 –The Mothership

Here I used my visual content design skills to help create content and systems for the 2014 release of iWork, the first major release of the software since 2009. The product had undergone many changes regarding UI and we needed to deliver templates which lived up to Apple's design standards. I was one of two designers working with the art director on updating and creating new templates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. 

 
 
 

iWork  Jan 2013 - June 2014 { Cupertino, Ca } 

The main challenge with the iWork project – which we successfully overcame – was in creating hundreds of different templates which then had to be mapped back to 6 "Color and Typographic" themes to keep the system light. My key responsibilities included:

  • Creating typographic and color theme systems designed to work across the iWork suite of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
  • Helping with the visual design of templates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
  • Managing "On Brand" imaging and sourcing
 
 Keynote Open Screen

Keynote Open Screen

 

 

Internal Retail Communications  
May 2012 - October 2012 { Los Angeles, Ca }

My first introduction to Apple was with the internal communications team. I worked closely with the leader of the news team to create an interactive yearbook of major events and openings using the just-released iBook Author. My responsibilities included:

  • Content flow, organization, and visualization working in new software.
  • Working across time-zones with a British-based developer.