Us Weekly Redesign

Details

Design for usmagazine.com—a celebrity news site that averages 30 million page views per month.

Company

Wenner Media

Responsibilities

UI, UX, Prototyping

Homepage

The homepage has two layouts depending on the size of ad unit being served. Shorter, 300x250 ads allow videos to play inline, while 300x600 ads push the video to the left and resize the cards above.

Article Page

The Us Weekly article page features an infinite scroll reading experience. A progress bar and reading queue was designed below the nav so users were aware of the stories below. It was important to make sure the transition from story to story was seamless yet easy to understand. In version 2, users would be able to remove stories they were not interested in from the reading queue.

Hi, I'm James.
A UX designer with over 8 years of experience.

About

I've worked across a variety of industries. I love solving problems, learning new things and running with my dog Leroy Brown.

Experience

Dec 2019 - Present

goPuff - UI/UX Designer

Helping to build the new consumer product app.

Nov 2016 - July 2019

Comcast - Senior UX Designer

Created landing pages for new products. Updated the website with new sales and marketing campaigns. Helped plan and art direct photo shoots. Worked closely with developers and content editors.

Select Work: Xfinity.com RedesignXfinity MobileXfinity StreamMusic Other Work

Sept 2014 - Nov 2016

Rolling Stone - Lead Product Designer

UI/UX design for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal. Other tasks included photo manipulation and designing marketing material.

Select Work: Rolling Stone Redesign , Us Weekly Redesign Interactive Narrative Fiat

May 2014 - Sept 2014

Pet360 (contract) - Interactive Designer

Helped redesign pet360inc.com, designed emails and took lifestyle photographs of company products.

Dec 2012 - May 2014

Perceptual Networks - Graphic Designer

UI design for desktop, iOS and Android applications.

Select Work: SkyMob At First Sight

April 2011 - Dec 2012

Sides Media - Designer/Developer

Designed and developed websites using WordPress.

Education

Sept 2008 - May 2012

Skills

Hobbies & Interests

Side Projects

Two Weeks in Iceland, Mind Your Own

What I'm Listening to