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Hi, I’m Janel — a UX/UI Designer

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

I’ve been designing since 2016, I started by creating logos and websites for people in my network and when I was ready to go full time, I completed Juno’s (formerly Hacker You) full-time front-end boot camp & UX course. Along the way, I’ve had amazing opportunities to work with some great designers where I learned so much about simplicity, elegance, and how to effectively tell a story through design. I'm grateful for my community that inspired me to be the best version of myself.

I love connecting with people who are passionate about what they do—I find hearing their stories to be enlightening. I’m always looking to collaborate, 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 something that inspires and connects.

When I'm not designing, I like to spend time with people I love, go to art galleries, restaurants, binge my fave series (right now it's The Politician), and take my dog Marvin out for walks.

Send me an email if you're interested in working together. If you're in Toronto, let's grab coffee hello@janellucia.com

Experience —

UX Designer & Developer @ Janel Lucia

Feb 2016 - Present

Product Designer @ the good ones academy

Jan 2019 - June 2019

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

Juno – 2018

Front End Development Bootcamp

Juno – 2016

BA Business Administration

Durham College – 2009