Bree is a multi-skilled soup-to-nuts designer with 10+ years of interaction design and five years with a strong focus on UX and product development for web and mobile. She's had the great fortune to work on projects across a wide range of domains and on teams of all sizes, from developing IoT startup MVPs to designing features on long-established finance industry tools.
Getting and receiving feedback—without losing your cool—is an art. This article explains how to encourage your audience to give you quality feedback that begins with preparing a killer presentation that highlights the key problems to solve, walks your audience through your thinking, and foments constructive discussion.
Stop Making Garbage: A Guide to Designing Interfaces That Last (Publication)
We are a throw-away society—products wear out far too quickly or are replaced by something shinier, newer, or more trendy.
In this piece, we look at designs that have stood the test of time and break down what made them successful. No matter what you’re working on, these guiding principles will help you stop designing disposables and begin creating designs that last.
10 Videos All Designers Should Watch (Publication)
From the great industrial designer Dieter Rams explaining his principle of design, to Adam Grant discussing the habits of original thinkers, we've curated the best of the best videos for designers. So sit back, and get cozy with some of our favorite design videos.
Optimize Your Site for Conversions: 7 Strategies That Work (Publication)
A client just hired you to design a landing page for their new offering. They want more than just a beautiful design -- they want a page that converts. What do you do?
You read this post, which teaches you seven conversion rate optimization (CRO) tips for designing highly effective landing pages.
The End of Sandboxes: Changing the Unit of Design (Publication)
Most people know that the world of digital products, and how we design them, is changing every day. The question that we must ask then is: how will this affect the role of designers in the future?
In this article, Toptal designer Bree Chapin gives us an overview of user interactions today and how they are changing for tomorrow. Keep reading to learn how designers have to pivot and redirect their foci to create products and services that can adapt for the future.
Master of Fine Arts degree in Design and Technology