By this point in the process all the major concerns and feedback have been addressed, and I like to make space for the team and their stakeholders to nitpick the website. Font size, bkg elements, header collaboration, I just want to make sure that if anything feels out of place or off, that it gets addressed and talked through before the design goes to the dev team.
The only ask from the team was to refine the photography. The color overlays were a great solution when we needed legible text over an image but it was removing too much of the humanity for the brand.
My solution was to make header images that were large solid blocks of color and use overlaying strips of color to transition into a full color image. The team was very excited for this solution and the website as a whole felt ready to build.
My favorite part of working with the dev team at Bumped, besides great communication, was the openness and flexibility.
I started the project having designed digital experiences in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, but I had yet to experiment with Adobe XD which at the time of this case study, surpassed Sketch as a preferred product design tool. I asked if I could work in XD so it would give me the opportunity to learn the program through a practical application. They saw no reason to object and also found mutual benefits to see how the program worked.
I was able to learn and update my workflow to make my illustrations easier for development. Since there was no animation, I learned how to optimize my SVGs.
Together with the team were made detailed feedback loops and collectively QA’d the website across a variety of browsers and devices. This seemed like the busiest time in my workflow now that I was a person nitpicking and starting dialogue over every pixel.