Abena Asomaning

 

 

I’m a designer and front end developer based in Toronto. As a perpetual cheerleader for others and lifetime nerd, I strive to create beautiful and functional brand and product experiences.


What I love most about design is cultivating a progressive understanding of what drives people to make decisions, the process of how research and data can be transformed into a brand identity.


I’ve always been curious about who we are as people, and the psychology behind how we create and engage with culture.

 

I have spent the past 5 years as an instructor and volunteer at Canada Learning Code, a not-for-profit dedicated to digital literacy programming for women, youth and teachers. This involvement helped me realize how much I love learning and empowering others through education. I’ve been lucky enough to also instruct at Humber College and Ryerson University through their ADaPT (Advanced Digital and Professional Training) program.


In my personal and professional work I value honesty, communication and inclusion. My design process incorporates; defining and understanding the goals and desired outcomes from an empathetic lens, research and analysis, brainstorming ideas, prototyping, testing and gathering feedback, evaluation and improvement.


When I’m not in front of a computer you can often find me struggling through my Zumba class, watching art films or singing to the houseplants.

 

To view project samples, please click the links below. For graphic design work, please visit me at my Behance.
I’m currently looking for opportunities with a focus on UX, growth and learning.

 

APP LANDING PAGE

UX, Web Design

 

 

 

DRIVER – MOBILE APP DESIGN

Branding, Illustration, UX

 

 

 

TE QUIERO TEQUILA

Front-End Development, Responsive Design, UX, Web Design

 

 

 

COURSEA EDUCATIONAL BLOG

Front-End Development, Responsive Design

 

 

 

ALICIA CREATIVE AGENCY

Front-End Development

 

 

 

TOAST WINE BAR

Branding, Front-End Development, Logo Development, Print, Responsive Design, UX, Web Design

Experience


 
Digital Marketing Web Manager
Canadian Opera Company, 2018-2019

 

Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Canadian Women’s Foundation, 2017-2018

 

Front End Developer
Jam Direct & Digital Marketing Agency, 2016-2017

 

Graphic and Web Designer
Freelance Designer, 2012-2016

 

Graphic and Web Designer
Greenhorizons Sod Farms, 2013-2015

Skills


 
UX Methodologies
Human-Centred Design, 5 Planes of UX, Emotional Design & Empathy Mapping, User Research & Usability Testing, A/B Testing, Cognitive Design Patterns, Prototyping

 

Tools
Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite

 

Web Development
Accessibility/W3C Best Practices, SEO/SEM, HTML5, CSS3, PHP/WordPress, WordFly, MailChimp, Salesforce Marketing, CASL

Education


 
Intro and Advanced UX Design
HackerYou, 2017

 

Front End Web Development Immersive Program
HackerYou, 2016

 

Honours BFA, Minor in Social Sciences
OCAD University, 2009
 

Teaching


 
Courses
Digital Skills
Canada Learning Code, 2019

 

Web Technology 2
Humber College, 2018

 

Workshops
Intro to User Experience Design
Canada Learning Code, 2019

 

HTML5 / CSS3 and API’s for Beginners
Ryerson University – ADaPT, 2018

 

Design, Carve, Print; Intro to Block Printing
Common People Shop, 2018

 

HTML & CSS: Learn to Build a One-Page Website From Scratch
Canada Learning Code, 2018

 

WordPress: Create Your Own WordPress Theme
Canada Learning Code, 2017

 

Girls Learning Code Animating & Storytelling with Scratch
Canada Learning Code, 2017

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