Trustblackwomen is an initiative where Black-women-led organizations and individual black women members across the US are working together to transform how the country views and treats black female bodies. I designed, built, and branded the website for the #TBW initiative.
Role: User Experience Design, Visual Design, User Research
Tools: Sketch, Paper, Invision, Adobe Illustrator
There was no digital space where people could collect general information about the TrustBlackWomen initiative.
Post feedback session, I switched the purple to gold and darkened the blue. The gold represents the value of black women and how we shine like gold when given the opportunity.
After presenting this color palette, I received feedback that the purple was not bold enough for the initiative. The team wanted the colors to be more audacious, fearless, and royal.
In regards to the logo, the founders' did not want the emphasis to be on the '#' but more so on the words themselves.
These are early-stage sketches, that allowed me to get all of my ideas out on paper. With every branding project, I do rapid prototyping sketches. This exercise/practice help lead to a cohesive logo design in the end.
Results / Challenges
Working with a non-profit, I felt like I was teaching more than creating. Continually updating the team on my research and design decisions. They did not know the design process, so they question some of the research methods I used.
Their questions helped me communicate why I thought certain design elements would work best, but I also was more careful with which methods I used within the research stage.
I loved getting to know SisterSong and the Reproductive Justice initiative.
Ultimately this gig reminded me of why I love being a UX designer. I can experience these new spaces and apply the design process to both learn and produce something that helps people.