Taking pride in your work as a designer.

As designers, we do a lot. Design thinking, especially, is never truly done, and it’s something we’re implementing consciously or subconsciously through the entire project. We’re constantly learning new things, adding new things, or making modifications as new requirements come to light. We’re doing our best to understand what our users need and want, and are building prototypes often with interactions because the user’s needs and wants must inform those interactions, and cannot be left undetermined. …


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Thank you for every time you help me when I’m breaking down and can’t handle things anymore.

Thank you for helping me to put me first.

Thank you for your unconditional love and support.

Thank you for every moment we spend together that brings joy and sunshine to my life when the storm clouds are rolling in.

Thank you for supporting the decisions I make and letting me learn and grow through my own experiences.

Thank you for keeping me on track to meet goals when you know they mean a lot to me.

Thank you for helping to fill the silences with just comfort, love, and fun. …


As designers, we may fall victim to the assumption that we are always correct. Or at least, I know I’ve fallen victim to this. The idea of thinking that because at this particular moment I have all the information I think I need, that the design I create is the be-all and end-all of everything, is a very toxic mindset. Not just to myself, but those around me too. So instead, I welcome you to learn with me about how to change your mindset and instead ask questions, as well as learning how to go along with the flow. …


What does it mean to design for accessibility?

Accessibility has been a hot topic for what feels like forever, and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. Back in 2016 was the first time I worked on a project where accessibility was a thought, and even then, we answered a grand total of seven questions and made a plan based on the answers to them. Since then, I personally have grown to learn more and more about accessibility in design, and how to incorporate it even if accessibility isn’t the number one concern of the project. …


What are Design Principles?

While these articles are numbered, they are by no means sequential. If this is your first time diving in, here’s a quick intro:

The principles that exist in the world of design are all outlined to help you create a design that is usable, aesthetically pleasing, and accessible.

There are a lot of resources out there that help outline these things, with many opinions, lists, and other related teachings that are all useful in their own rights. I wanted to share in multiple releases, some of the principles and techniques that I’ve learned of and follow as a UI/UX designer.

Today, we’re going to focus on the…


What are Design Principles?

While these articles are numbered, they are by no means sequential. If this is your first time diving in, here’s a quick intro:

The principles that exist in the world of design are all outlined to help you create a design that is usable, aesthetically pleasing, and accessible.

There are a lot of resources out there that help outline these things, with many opinions, lists, and other related teachings that are all useful in their own rights. I wanted to share in multiple releases, some of the principles and techniques that I’ve learned of and follow as a UI/UX designer.

Today, we’re going to focus on the…


These are some elements that should not be forgotten in the design process.

As a designer, I do my best to put myself in my user’s shoes. I try to consider all of the different states and screens they could and should experience throughout their journey. Sometimes, I don’t get it right. I write this so that you as a designer can hopefully catch some of these things before you finalize a design, and avoid some unnecessary back-and-forth with the developers.

Without further ado, let me share with you the top 5 elements I tend to forget about when designing.

This is usually me when I realize I’ve forgotten something. I try and sneak whatever I’ve forgotten into the design before the developer can let me know it’s missing. …


What are Design Principles?

The principles that exist in the world of design are all outlined to help you create a design that is usable, aesthetically pleasing, and accessible.

There are a lot of resources out there that help outline these things, with many opinions, lists, and other related teachings that are all useful in their own rights. I wanted to share in multiple releases, some of the principles and techniques that I’ve learned of and follow as a UI/UX designer.

Let me tell you — there’s a lot. Like…a seemingly neverending list a lot.

Without further ado, let’s get into the…


Hi there!

Before diving into article writing for the sake of sharing what I’ve learned in the fields of UI and UX, I wanted to first introduce myself.

My name is Tawni, and I’ve been working as a UI/UX Designer at a marketing company for just over three years. I’ve predominantly worked with the software development team to help design the experiences for the internal software, but I’ve also hopped on some client projects that require a more complicated design.

In my spare time, I love to bake, read, cook, play video games, crochet, draw, garden — the list goes on. Getting the opportunity at home or for work to make something that not only am I proud of, but that can bring others joy or make their lives easier is what keeps me moving forward. …

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Tawni Fus

UI/UX designer with Intrigue with a love for combining creativity and technology.

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