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 designer currently living in Brooklyn, New York.

About

Iā€™m a product designer at Rolling Stone, focusing primarily on the design and UX of the website. I love solving problems and learning new things, continually working to grow and improve my skill set. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, have a dog named Leroy Brown and ate an apple a day for an entire year.

Experience

Sept 2014 - Present

Rolling Stone - Lead Product Designer

Responsible for creating digital experiences for Wenner Media's brands. Other tasks include: photo manipulation and designing marketing material.

Selected Projects: Rolling Stone Redesign, Us Weekly RedesignInteractive NarrativeFiat

May 2014 - Sept 2014

Pet360 - Interactive Designer

Assisted in the pet360inc.com redesign, designed promotional emails and took lifestyle photographs of company products.

Selected Projects: Email Design

Dec 2012 - May 2014

Perceptual Networks - Graphic Designer

UI design for desktop, iOS and Android applications.

Selected Projects: SkyMobAt First Sight

April 2011 - Dec 2012

Sides Media - Designer/Developer

Designed and developed websites using WordPress.

Education

Sept 2012 - May 2014

Skills

Hobbies & Interests

Side Projects

Two Weeks in IcelandMind Your Own

What I'm Listening to