Figma mockups for custom CMS including Mentee Spotlight, Admin Dashboard, User Admin, Blog Details, and Blog List
Recently, I had the pleasure of working on a website redesign project for Underdog Devs as a mentee in Project Underdog. We were a small team of about 4 mentees and I volunteered to work on mockups for the backend. I teaching myself Figma, a cloud-based UX/UI design app, with the help of many YouTube vids and creators, most prominently Mizko. Michael’s Design System Fundamentals series was very instrumental in my understanding of creating a set of reusable, configurable design components with a consistent look and feel.
Over the course of about 6 weeks (skipping a week during the Christmas holidays) I contributed significantly to the UI interface redesign of the Underdog Devs main website including:
- Improving the Trello board by creating labels and adding powerups to track ticket numbers
- Building a coherent design system in Figma based on current fonts, colors, and shape styles
- Reverse engineering existing website layout and UI into reusable, configurable Figma components
- Creating new page templates with atomic design modules (molecules, organisms, etc)
Screenshot of previous design concepts before I joined the project:
Screenshot showing Trello tag numbers
Graphic of Components Page
Graphic of Styles Page
Graphic of all 4 templates I created
The team loved my designs and overall I had a really good experience contributing to this project.
I used my agile project management knowledge to hand off the project before leaving after receiving a full-time job offer as a web developer for a Christian broadcasting company.