I'm Aaron Ruiz.

I'm a UI & Web Designer

based in Denver, CO

PROJECTS

EXPLORE PROJECT

THE MIND ILLUMINATED APP

Strategizing with a community, testing with limited resources, & translating an identity into a user interface.

EXPLORE PROJECT

EXIBIT

Designing an identity under several constraints, adapting a UI to strategy changes, & introducing a new technology.

EXPLORE PROJECT

PERFORMANCE LOGIC

Collaborating to learn an industry, positioning a professional, & animating his story.

ABOUT ME

I’ve experienced a wide breadth of product design & visual communication practices & I'm now specialized in designing user interfaces at Chalk.

An aptitude for verbal fluency & visual design combine with an enthusiasm for problem solving to drive my creativity. I’m a strong verbal & visual communicator with a mind for meticulous organization & a keen eye for detail.

I also have a strong analytical side inclined toward logic, systems, & optimization. An early interest in technology & an education in development allow me to understand how designs are implemented & how to work with developers.

"Aaron is one of the most focused and creative students I have ever worked with. He’s an ambitious problem-solver with a great aesthetic sense & an eye for detail. It’s rare to find someone with the ability to simultaneously create a thoughtful user experience while managing technical constraints. There’s no doubt in my mind that Aaron has a bright future ahead."

- Jerry Schnepp, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Visual Communication Technology
BGSU

"Aaron has proven to be an undeniable asset to our team, time and time again. Continually learning and growing on the fly is a skill in and of itself. Whether we are working on an animation or user interface design, Aaron has always made it his priority to be well educated in the space he is venturing into. Beyond his work, Aaron has been more committed than most, not only to his family, but his wellbeing. Finding new and innovative ways to take care of himself and others around him has been a pleasure to see. I believe that Aaron is an artist at heart and always tries his best to get excited about what he is working on, allowing him to feel comfortable being invested in that task. It is a pleasure working with Aaron and I am sure that whoever is lucky enough to also have this opportunity will say the same."

- Sulaiman Mustapha
Founder & CEO
Exibit

"Aaron has played a pivotal role in the curation of my start-up business’ website and social media presence. I would have faced a ton of pitfalls & lost immeasurable time & money attempting to do that myself. His questioning in the beginning was to the point; his listening and discernment of that information was on point & done with real interest; & his vision based upon those generally aligned with my vision for how I want the business and information disseminated on those platforms. It seems his working knowledge of creating those mediums is fantastic for someone just graduating college & not having years of experience. I’m very thankful he has worked with me & would recommend him to anyone else with similar needs."

- Brian White
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

"We brought Aaron in to help us improve the accessibility of our website. Aaron did a great job with this and we continued to give him additional duties, that included designing some of our digital signs used on campus. Before graduating Aaron led the development of a new sign in our athletics Hall of Fame which has received a lot of praise."

- Chris Wammes
IT Manager, Web Technologies
BGSU

SKILLS

Proficient
Familiar

UX

  • Prototyping
  • User Flows & Wireframing
  • Information Architecture
  • User Research & Testing

UI

  • Graphic Design
  • Iconography
  • Accessibility Compliance
  • Typography
  • Animation

Implementation

  • Front-End Development
  • Agile Project Management

TOOLS

Prototyping

Studio
Sketch
XD
Axure RP

Production

Illustrator
Photoshop
After Effects

Implementation

Webflow
HTML & CSS
SASS
SVG
JavaScript

DEGREES & AWARDS

B.S. Visual Communication Technology
Interactive Media Design

Bowling Green State University - 2020

Nomination: Student Employee of the Year

Bowling Green State University - 2019

1st Place: Command X Design Competition

AIGA BGSU - 2018

2nd Place: CoolTech Challenge

RITE IT Workforce Alliance - 2015

CONTACT ME

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