Hi there! My name is Shari Haughey, and I'm a UI/UX/Visual Designer with a passion for
e-commerce and dedicated to providing the user with an excellent online experience.

WHY HIRE SHARI?

  • I'm passionate about my work.

    Reason 1

    I really care about each and every piece of work I have a role in creating, no matter how big or small. I have pride of ownership, and I sweat the details. I believe that design is visual problem solving, and I approach all of my work with a critical eye. Saul Bass said it perfectly in one of my favorite quotes, "Design is thinking made visual." I focus on the "thinking" part before, during and after a project. Sure it needs to look great and have excellent usability, but does it achieve the business goals? That's one key question I'm always asking myself through my design process. If I wanted to be a fine artist, I would've been. Instead, I thrive working within defined business objectives. I love the challenge of making complicated processes seem easy.

  • I know what I don't know.

    Reason 2

    We are so incredibly lucky to work in this exciting and ever-evolving field. But since there are so many moving parts, and it's changing by the second, to be successful you have to be dedicated to constantly learning. And I am. I utilize all the tools I can from books to conferences to online training, as well as lots of practice. I doesn't hurt that here in Austin there is a great event going on just about every week. But besides formal events, for the price of a beer you can hit up an amazing array of talent, from developers to entrepreneurs, to teach you a little about their work. My dad was an incredibly dedicated engineer, and he always told me. "Shari, if you're not learning something new at work every day, you're not trying." He was a smart man.

  • I'm easy to work with.

    Reason 3

    Not to be trite, but I am nice. Not sugary-sweet nice, but still-smiling-while-we're-working-at-2am-on-a-tight-deadline nice. I'm proud that so many of my co-workers and clients become good friends. Basically, I treat people how I want to be treated. We spend more time with the people at work than we do with our loved ones, so I think it's important to be professional and respectful at all times. Not to say that I won't strongly debate my point or take a firm stand when I feel my design decision is valid. These debates are key to getting to great ideas and the development of innovative work. But they should be conducted with tact, and even humor. I'm lucky enough to do what I love, so being happy at work comes naturally.

PORTFOLIO
SAMPLES OF MY WORK

Armed Forces Eyewear

Interactive and Marketing Designer at Frames Direct

  • Overall branding
  • Concept development
  • Visual design
  • User interface design
  • Information architecture
  • Usability testing
  • Print design

I currently work as a full-time Interactive and Marketing Designer for Frames Direct, which includes a portfolio of online retail eyewear businesses. The key properties I work on are ArmedForcesEyewear.com, FramesDirect.com and proprietary b-to-b and b-to-c projects. My work encompasses a wide range of duties for the company, from UI/UX/Visual design to developing brand identity to designing and managing email marketing, as well as day to day updates, graphics and production on the various sites.

At the core of my work is a passion for improving the user experience on all the sites. To this end, I spearheaded the company's first usability testing program in 2011.

HOOVER'S
WEB DESIGN CLIENT

Hoover's Near Here App

Hoover's App Microsite

  • Concept development
  • User interface design
  • Icon design
  • HTML prototypes

I worked with Hoovers' ad agency to develop this microsite for their new Iphone App, Near Here.

Launch Website

PANGO NETWORKS
WEB & PRINT DESIGN CLIENT

Pango Networks

Pango Networks

  • Overall branding
  • Concept development
  • Website design
  • XHTML/CSS
  • Print design

I worked as Pango Network's contract designer for several years, working on a wide range of projects, including interactive design, print design, presentations and trade show graphics, including developing a company-wide style guide.

MVROP
WEB DESIGN CLIENT

MVROP

MVROP School Website

  • Overall branding
  • User interface design
  • Information architecture
  • Usability testing
  • XHTML/CSS

I was hired by MVROP (a vocational school in the Bay Area of California) to teach Photoshop and Web Design to high school students. While at this position, they also comissioned me to do a complete redesign of the school's website.

SWATCH WATCHES
WEB DESIGN CLIENT

Swatch E-commerce Website

  • Concept development
  • User interface design
  • Information architecture
  • Presenting to high-level executives

Served as a key member on the team responsible for developing Swatch watches initial online store. Our goal was to make the shopping experience clear and easy, but still honor the playful Swatch brand.

Osea
WEB DESIGN CLIENT

Osea

Osea

  • User interface design
  • Information architecture
  • XHTML/CSS
  • Integrated a 3rd-party shopping cart
  • Designed company's print collateral

Osea is a natural skin-care brand, which is made of products from the ocean. The owners wanted their web presence to reflect this. I developed this design, and also carried it across all their printed marketing materials.

Style365
WEB DESIGN CLIENT

Style365

Stye365

  • Overall branding
  • User interface design
  • Information architecture
  • Photography selection
  • Presented to high-level executives

Style365 was an online luxury retailer. I was a key part of the creative team responsible for developing the brand and designing their entire website, including e-commerce capability.

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Phone Number

415-260-2614


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