Optimizing web experiences
through user-centered design

I'm Kirsten, a UI/UX Designer in Austin, TX

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A Bit About Me

I specialize in designing and developing digital products. I’ve worked with small-to-medium sized businesses on projects for eCommerce, enterprise software, and websites. User experience and problem-solving are central to everything I do. I build prototypes that help communicate interfaces and flows to the user.

My latest project was with rateGenius here in Austin, TX. They connect people, products, and technology to find consumers the best auto loan rate.

I was brought in as the UI/UX Designer in 2015 to help redesign an 18-year-old loan origination platform. Together, a team of business users, analysts, developers and QA engineers created an innovative workflow. The new, user-friendly design helps employees perform their tasks more accurately and faster to reach their goals.

Kirsten Fanker

Visit my freelancing site - Orange Owl Design

My Skills

User Experience

User Experience


Stakeholder and user interviews

Whiteboard, paper, user flows, sitemaps

Explore options and interactions with prototypes

User Interfaces

User Interfaces


Interactive prototyping and wireframing

Present main information structure

Design Systems

Responsive Web Design/Development

Design/Develop


HTML/CSS

Bootstrap and Vuetify Frameworks

Responsive Web Design

Agile Development

My Process

What do you need? What are your goals? What are your challenges?
Good design takes contraints and requirements into consideration.
I can either brainstorm ideas using whiteboad and wireframes or design in the browser.

  • Strategy
    Strategy
    Meet with and observe end users and stakeholders to understand the challenge. Ask questions, lots of questions.
  • Research
    Research
    Investigate design ideas and trends including developer input.
  • Document
    Document
    Create user flowchart based on roles, goals, actions and results.
  • Explore
    Explore
    Present potential solutions, design and functionality using wireframes and/or prototypes.
  • Review
    Review
    Demonstrate the prototype and flow with end users for feedback. Let them try it out.
  • Refine
    Refine
    Iterate and repeat if needed.