Visura. I envision how people experience our products and aim to bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired and refined. My goal is to transform complex tasks into simple, easy-to-use designs. For the past 7+ years, my focus has been developing UX for responsive web applications. I build technical applications that aim to be frictionless and at times fun to use. I enjoy using photography and typography and have a strong knowledge of color theory - most recently inspired by Google’s Material Design.

A focus on process. Currently, I work daily to develop and curate a design system — working in Agile, lean ux, and design thinking to lead ux for a large cross-functional team. Users and data, in that order, define my discovery process.

I enjoy learning from others, fixing my own mistakes and being a team player.

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Design Background

Website Builder
Desktop & Mobile Templates
Networking Dashboard
Professional Profiles

2015-2017 is a professional network connecting visual artists and buyers. The platform combines networking, a site builder, and a creative finder.

UX Goals
Create a networking platform that is professionally oriented, super easy to use, and tuned for visual thinkers. The Visura Networking Platform has two dashboards - one for visual artists/journalists and one for editors/art buyers. The application has a community timeline that aggregates projects, news feed and a 'photo stream' - as well as a drop box tool, messenger, contest engine and lightboxes for saving projects. One feature I am most excited about is our archive pages which continuously load content as the user scrolls.

Industry Adoption
Visura has received wide industry adoption and is regularly used by individuals from National Geographic, CNN, The New Yorker, HBO, BuzzFeed, NY Times, & over 100 other leading publishers and creative agencies to find new work and hire talent worldwide.

Site Builder
The portfolio site builder is focused on building white-label websites which are comfortably integrated into the networking platform. The site builder comes with 8 themes pre-loaded, with a no-code design editors and access to overwrite theme styles to make deep customizations. Features include a project builder that streams your assets to editors/art buyers, drop box pages, easy shopping carts and responsive/mobile layouts.

Lead UX design & code

Design Background - Little Web - Website Design

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Oct. 2016
I recently created a freelance project, Little Web, to educate, design and launch websites for small businesses.

We are storytellers, doers, makers, dreamers and early risers. We have too many ideas and few hours in a day to realize them. Do not let your website slow you down. Build wisely. We are here to help.

Zurb Foundation, Jquery Parallax, custom AJAX contact form, CSS Rem units, Linear Font Icons, Smooth Scrolling with JS, Photos from Unsplash, and dynamic page sizing.

Concept, UX design & code, logo design.

VisuraX - Logo Design

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Visura Exchange's mission is to provide a platform to support the production and distribution of prints and self-published books by art and documentary photographers. The site introduces art lovers to collectible works crafted by a curated group of contemporary artists, while equally enabling photographers to reach new art patrons.

UX Goals
Create an ecommerce environment worthy of the photography it is selling.

UX design & code, logo design.

Tech Skills

Fluent: Latest standards in JavaScript/UX, Jquery, HTML5, CSS, GIT, WordPress, Sketch, Invision, Balsamiq, Adobe Ps & Ai, and Layout Design (QuarkXPress/Indesign). As well as Google Analytics, Maps, and Fonts.

Working knowledge: PHP, SQL.

Graham Letorney
Brooklyn, NY

Graham Letorney, Software designer, photographer, founder, and builder at heart.
Website via Visura

Graham Letorney is connected to:
Visura site builder - build the best photography websites
Visura's network for visual storytellers
A photography & film archive by Visura
Photography grants, open calls, and contests
A newsfeed for visual storytellers