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Hi, I’m Janel — a UX/UI Designer

I aim to create design people feel connected to, I specialize in human-centred design, branding, website design, editorial design (books & magazines), and type-led graphic design. I follow emotional design principles to put users at ease and understand their needs, my values are “Love More” and “Lead with Simplicity” these provide a motivational foundation for all the work I produce.

I’ve been designing since 2016, I started creating logos and websites for people in my network and after designing for a year, I became interested in coding, I completed Hacker You’s full-time front-end boot camp and then their UX course. After that, I got some great opportunities to work under some amazing designers where I learned so much about simplicity, elegance, and telling a story through design. Now, my clients and I work as a team to deliver compelling brands & products through collaboration and storytelling.

I love connecting with other designers—I find that speaking with others in my field can be enlightening. I'm always looking to collaborate, specifically on brand and product-related work. My most positive past relationships have been born out of honest collaboration. My ideal client has a love for what they are doing—and is excited to create a brand that inspires.

When I'm not designing, I'm usually with friends and family, going to art galleries, restaurants and taking my dog Marvin for walks at Trinity Bellwoods.
Send me an email if you're interested in working together. If you're in Toronto, let's get coffee hello@janellucia.com.

Experience —

Product Designer @ the good ones academy

Jan 2019 - Present

UX Designer & Developer @ Janel Lucia

Feb 2016 - Present

UX Designer & Developer @ ITRG

April 2018 - April 2019

Designer & Developer @ Official Community

Jan 2017 - April 2018

Professional Skills —

UX Methodologies

Design Thinking, Design Sprint, 5 Planes of UX, Lean UX. Emotional Design, User Research, Content Strategy, Information Architecture, Prototyping, Usability Testing, A/B Testing

Creative Tools

Sketch, InVision, Studio, Figma, Abode Creative Suite


Accessibility Best Practices, HTML, SCSS, JS, ES6, React, Vue

Education —

Intro & Advanced UX Design

Hacker You – 2018

Front End Development Bootcamp

Hacker You – 2016

BA Business Administration

Durham College – 2009