“Justin is a talented designer who consistently demonstrates a high level of knowledge, skill and commitment in his work.”
Project Manager, S3D Centre & SIM Centre
“It’s been a pleasure working with Justin. He’s proved himself highly adaptable, tackling a wide variety of tasks across web and apps, digital and print, internally and for clients. He challenged us to level up our design process, while also engaging in the more technical side of the business. I’m excited to see his future success as he takes on more leadership and tackles new challenges.”
Co-founder, Steamclock Software
“Justin Alm is one of those rare designers who is just as concerned with the functionality of a website as he is with it’s form, and has the talents and experience to fully deliver both. He is able to produce innovative web design while working within the project’s limitations and deadlines. He is a delight to work with, and I hope to one day be fortunate enough to work with him again.”
Designer & Photographer
“Justin and I worked together on a variety of projects at Steamclock Software. Justin is an extremely talented individual who is full of creative energy. We’ve had many fantastic coffee fuelled brainstorming sessions which always left me feeling invigorated and confident that our project was headed in the right direction. He’s a great person to work with and I hope I get the chance to collaborate with him again in the future.”
Mobile Software Engineer, Steamclock Software
“I have learned much from working with Justin, and he showed me what being a designer is really all about. Not only is Justin incredible with both hand-drawn and digital design, he is also a proficient web developer. Furthermore, Justin’s insight and thorough understanding of iOS and Android design patterns have helped us created many awesome products.”
iOS & Android Developer, Steamclock Software
Wireframeing · Sketching · Visual Design · Web Design & Production · Interactive Prototyping · Presentation Design · Requirements Gathering · Stakeholder Interviews · Information Architecture
Sketch · Photoshop · Illustrator · InDesign · After Effects · Premier · MindNode · Logic Pro · Final Cut Pro · iWork Suite · Xcode · Sublime Text · Terminal · Trello · Jira · Google Docs Wizard
Honours & awards:
I hate to say it but long walks by the beach are pretty high on my list of interests. I like exploring neighborhoods, getting outdoors, well designed books, listening to podcasts, making podcasts, cooking, dining out, and travelling.
User Experience Designer – Jostle Corporation
Jan. 2015 — Present
As a user experience designer at Jostle Corporation, my work involves strategy, information architecture, wire-framing, visual design of user interfaces for desktop, tablet, and mobile platforms. I am also actively involved with design for web and print marketing materials of various formats.
Interface Designer – Steamclock Software
Dec. 2012 — Jan. 2015
As an interface designer at Steamclock Software, my work involved strategy, information architecture, wire-framing, visual design of user interfaces, and the design and production of marketing materials of various formats. Half of my time at Steamclock was spent designing the products WeddingDJ and PartyMonster. The other half of my time was spent on consulting and design.
Contract Designer – Free Agency Creative
Aug. 2012 – Nov. 2012
I handled design and production of point of purchase displays and materials for Nintendo of America, large scale in-mall and direct mail marketing campaigns for Park Royal Shopping Centre, advertising, signage, video and marketing collateral for some of Vancouver’s most successful real estate developers, and print and digital collateral for Marketplace Events – a company that produces some of the largest and longest-running home show events in North America.
Interaction Designer – Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Feb. 2012 — Apr. 2012
I designed the website for The 2012 Emily Carr University Graduation Exhibition Catalogue and managed the deployment of the site to Emily Carr’s server. Working with a team of students handing visual identity of the exhibition, I presented concepts, prototypes, development of HTML, CSS, jQuery, and PHP, throughout the design and production of the catalogue and website. The website was designed to make student work easily accessible on any device and across all major browsers.
Research Assistant – Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Jan. 2011 — Jan. 2012
During my research assistantship with the Social + Interactive Media and Stereoscopic 3D Centres at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, I conducted interviews, produced graphics for feature articles, designed motion graphics for promotional and instructional videos, and published content using Drupal to their respective websites.
Interaction Designer – Emily Carr University of Art & Design & Mozilla
Mar. — Sept. 2011
Emily Carr University of Art & Design – B.Des — Interaction Design
2008 — 2012
The Interaction Design Degree Program taught me the iterative process of design. From writing proposals, concept development, visual research and exploration, user-testing, refining designs and development, and finishing projects for implementation or delivery, I’ve been educated to embrace the tension found in the convergent and divergent plot structure we find in the narrative of every design project.
University of Saskatchewan – B.Arts — History
2000 — 2004
The primary focus of my studies was The History of the Cold War and Conflict Studies. My learning ranged from the history of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries, history of imperialism, and the history of development. This one was heavy on research and writing.