Deborah Michaliszyn is Web Designer focused on UI/UX design, creating experience strategies, fusing a variety of media to enhance interactivity, in order to produce high-level execution to projects, and refine the user experience.
Strong Visualization To Conceptualize Designs and Complex Systems, Storyboards, Low to High Fidelity Prototypes & Wireframes, Usability, Accessibility and Interactivity, Familiar with User-centred Designs and Information Architecture Principles, Complete Understanding of Latest Multimedia Packages
Attention To Detail, Understanding Clients Requirements, Time Management, Flexible, Project Planning, Longterm Focus On Objectives Within Challenging Projects, Enthusiastic, Unique Global Insights, Generating New Options, Attention To Detail, 3-Dimensional Thinking, Cutting Through The Smoke Screen, Logical Decision Making, Application of Usability, Accessibility, Graphic Design Principles, Proven To Meet Deadlines, Creative and Analytical Problem Solving,
Coming from a design background I am primarily concerned with the design and usability of an application/web design with the experience of successfully designing a websites' layout, usability, accessibility and appearance.
My alias is“CyberOptics”, I don't consider it a business name, but more like my "alias" in industry which I invented in 1993, just after I was listening to a techno record called “CyberTron” and saw the name “Oly-Optics” comic coloration studio (when I was working at Digital Chameleon comic coloration studio). I kept the name despite seeing other people replicate it. It’s always been core to my self-brand. My edge is that I creatively and analytically problem solve rather than stick to one genre or industry category. I have deep focus so although one could potentially accuse me of being a dabbler, I “go deep”. This frees up an employer to ask me to do anything, and I'll be able to do it!
My style is futuristic, avant guard, and even high-tech. Sometimes I incorporate animations or 3D designs somewhere into my work. My flat graphic style is minimal reflecting moderism injecting into techno and mobile revolution. I like to use contrasting/bold or else extremely subtle monochromatic colours. Unlike many typography, I keep mine functional without using it alone to speak, but rather I design the whole design holistically to communicate. I enjoy using a central concept wherever possible, even in a UI.
I am a veteran interactive designers, the title “interactive designer” (which seems to be the trend now) was my title on several jobs listed on my records of employment and it hasn’t changed as a discipline, but added a few things such as more in-depth user testing using online research. However, the same HCI terms, and Graphic Design Principles apply today as they did a few decades ago. People still expect you to be able to learn (on the fly) different programming languages in order to delve in and “skin” a UI. I’ve learned several: XML (I’ve done one in Android), Web, .Net to name a few. I now hold a Business Information Technology Diploma where I learned to be a programmer, and this enhanced my skill set tremendously. I really have in-depth knowledge! This, along with my years experience in design, could give me an incredible ability to lead as a Senior Interactive Designer.
I first began combining all of these together: 3D models, with graphic design in 1992 and still do so today in 2017. My colour themes have probably been the most lasting of all branding I’ve done for companies. MTS, for example, still uses my spring colour theme.
To this day I’m a very geeky artsy tech designer as a core but can strangely flip over into other styles, even very organic styles. My expertise has been used in the health industry all the way to the comic industry mainly because a high tech feel belongs in so many diverse places during this revolutionary era of computers and mobile. I’m highly adaptable, I can make my style fit many places, and I can even completely chameleon into a branding style that an organization has already chosen, and keep putting out ore work along that design feel.
I was born in Winnipeg, and lived in Toronto and Wales UK for 2 years. I am now back living in Winnipeg
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Certificate, (2016)
Human-Centred Design Certificate, University of California, San Diego on Coursera.org (2016)
Responsive Web Development Certificate, Winnipeg MB (2015)
Business Information Technology Diploma, Red River College, Winnipeg, MB (2013)
Advanced Diploma, Advertising Art Red River College, Winnipeg, MB (1992, 1996)
French Immersion Certificate, (1987)
MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS & VOLUNTEER WORK
GDC Canada - Manitoba Chapter, SkullSpace and Secret Handshake
Green Action Centre, Winnipeg, through “Good Works” collective - Brochure cover
Forks Renewal Corporation, Winnipeg - History of Forks Display, brochures for The Forks Grasses and Birds
Community Gardens, Swansea, Wales, UK – Sustainable gardens, won 2 awards
Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert, online promotional materials