Meet Shon Dempsey
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Meet Shon Dempsey

Our Allovus Studio division is absolutely amazed by the talented designers we are lucky enough to call our own. UX Designer Shon Dempsey is one of those people—his diverse design background adds so much vitality to our inhouse team and the services we offer our clients. Allovus: Tell us about yourself! What is your background? … Continue reading

We are Allovus
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We are Allovus

  If you’ve visited our website lately, you’ll have noticed we have a new look! “We wanted to clearly define what our company’s focus is and be intentional about the type of work we want to do moving forward,” Allovus Founder + Principal Hayley Nichols said. The challenge of the redesign stemmed from Allovus having … Continue reading

Industry reading
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Industry reading

It’s a new year, and as always, there’s lots to learn. We’ve put together some interesting reads specific to our industry. Grab a cuppa and settle in! 7 Simple ways to get better results from Ethnographic research Diversity matters. Read up on why it’s so important to discover who your users really are and the … Continue reading

What hiring managers look for in a UX portfolio
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What hiring managers look for in a UX portfolio

As professional designers, there are lots of things to consider when showing our portfolios. Even seasoned UX designers wrestle with how to present their work in a way that catches the attention of hiring managers. AIGA Seattle (American Institute of Graphic Arts) recently hosted an informative event called “The Space Between, a design director’s guide … Continue reading

Setting goals in the new year
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Setting goals in the new year

It’s pretty much common knowledge that new year’s resolutions don’t produce good results. We all make them. But resolutions like “lose weight”, “be more productive”, “make more money”, etc., rarely produce the end results we are seeking. Why is that? One reason resolutions don’t work is because they aren’t specific enough. For example, the resolution … Continue reading

Gifts for designers
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Gifts for designers

Kids are pretty easy to buy presents for during the holiday season. With the hottest toys being advertised heavily during cartoon commercial breaks, chances are you can’t go wrong buying the trendiest of toys for the little ones. But what about buying gifts for friends, significant others, and adult family members? The struggle to find … Continue reading