"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."
Website usability is very, very important. People need to be able to use your site with ease. Let's discuss the following formula [ Design/ Layout & Content/ Form ].
Successful websites or mobile applications, have planning stages from the beginning, to bring definitions, for a good user experience. (You must start your website or app, with wireframes and mock-ups. Then personalize the content with standards and style.) Your company's custom logo, business cards, brochures, website, and mobile app, represent you and your company. You must have a professionally built website with design and coding. This involves UX (Design) and UI (Development). The UX or user experience is built with the end user in mind.
I am your Web Designer (UX-UI Designer) to design your website template, or custom website, or custom app. Many companies want a custom solution. Fact is, only about 50% of websites are responsive. This means, they should fit or scale to fit the device . . . your SmartPhone or Tablet. (*Note, about 55% of website traffic is from a SmartPhone. This could mean companies are loosing potential customers.)
1(Aesthetics) The website and/ or app, must be attractive.
2(Speed) The pages or sections, must download fast.
3(Navigation) The navigation must be easy.
4(Content) The content must be understood by the average Joe. The content should be written simply, and never complicate your visitors or future customers. (*Do not make the user think.)
5(User Experience) The users want a 'Good - User - Experience.' The users want to understand, [what are your services or products].
In summation, the user experience must be a 'Satisfied - User - Experience.' The wording on your website should be bold and powerful, not complex and hard to understand. For example, your list of services or what your company is about should be easily read on the homepage. (The user should not click 1-2 times, to understand the companies services or products.) The navigation and flow must be very easy, for the user. And, the site or app, must be fast and engaging.
I design interfaces for sites and apps. I love to design and develop Responsive Websites and Mobile Applications. I am known for being very detail oriented and proficient. I would like to share my 10+ years of experience and a breadth of knowledge in Multimedia.
This talented individual is a Native of LaGrange, GA. Jade Cloward graduated from Auburn University Montgomery with a major in Fine Art (with emphasis in Graphic and Web Design), and a minor in marketing. Principal works include custom logos, brochures, Flash files, websites, and mobile apps. Recent years' explorations have incorporated both Graphic and Web Design creations. [He is very versatile in the field of Graphic Communications or Multimedia or I.T.]. Seasoned, competitive, and a breadth of knowledge describe some of this UX-UI Designer. In early 1996, Cloward founded 'CLOWARD DESIGN.' Cloward creates 'Cutting-Edge' custom graphics and websites. And, Cloward still loves to design websites and mobile apps, with collaboration from the team.
A Graphic/Web Designer for over twenty years, Cloward has designed many custom logos, over 100 websites, developed curriculum for LaGrange High School and High-Tech Institute. Cloward, also created a Style Guide manual and Style Guide website, while at Nordson. Cloward also created a custom Icon Library with over 250 custom icons, while at Nordson. Some affiliations include Adobe.com, Aquent, Actus Lend Lease, FedEx, Liz Conces, Marriott International, NFL, and OmniMetrix.net.
Throughout his career, Cloward has been active in Graphic and Web Design. In 1999, he started teaching Graphic and Web Design out of his home. Web Design came into play during 1999 as a Sr. Graphic Designer at LaGrange Daily News. He has developed static, interactive and e-commerce websites.
He has worked in the Multimedia/ I.T. industry since 1996 until the present. He started his career in the newspaper industry, taught as a Design/Animation Instructor at High-Tech Institute and is currently a freelance UX-UI Designer.