As the sole designer for BOSS Startup Science, itself being a startup, I was tasked with first creating the design system that all products would be based upon in a way that would eliminate ambiguity between myself and our engineers.
Moving quickly into product design from the design system, stakeholders were interested in a clear presentation of the educational information provided to the founders that had been compiled by startup and investing experts. I ensured all material was accessible and presented in different forms for different learning styles.
Investors, accelerators, and incubators need a way to organize the numerous startups and filter by qualities that would bring the companies most in line with their objectives to the top. Stakeholders asked for data-heavy and function-packed tables so users would have all they needed to facilitate relationships with the right founders for them.
As a startup, working at BOSS Startup Science was fast, iterative, and thrilling each day. I worked closely with the technical team to ensure that the MVP was accessible even when time restricted the aesthetic details of my designs. BSS as a product was multi-faceted, but every moving part had a purpose to facilitate valuable connections between investors and fully prepared and educated founders.
In the end I designed: an educational platform, aesthetic and informational founder profiles, data visualization, chat and messaging, table organization and filtering, people and permissions management, and informational dashboards. I am happy to have had the opportunity to work on such a diverse product and grateful for the connections I have made with my coworkers.