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Every great design begins with an even

better story. Let us tell your story together.

LET'S FLY TOGETHER.

UI UX DESIGN & ARTWORK

MARY-LOU PLOSS

HOW THE STORY UNFOLDS

The first step will be to grasp your idea and turn it into something tangible. What is your idea? What do you wish to accomplish? What needs to be done to turn your dream into reality?

With the groundwork being laid I will play my role in turning your wishes into something real. To bring your idea to its fullest potential, it is crucial to think from the perspective of the end user and not only from the storyteller's eyes. It is about empathizing with the user and their needs and translating this into a design which addresses all of them. Important pillars I use for my work are storytelling, imagineering and empathy. The same applies if your project requires artwork and doesn't revolve around an end user.

As it is your story, my goal will always be to work as closely together as desired and possible. Meaning it will be an iterative design process until we reach a stage where you can set off with a great feeling.

I am looking forward to hearing more about your story - Contact me

MY STORY GENRES

Websites/ APPs

Including Graphic Design for e.g. ADs and Flyer, Apps and mobile friendly

Games (Classic + XR)

Games and Applications: Concept Art, Gameplay, Character Design, UI and UX

Artwork (Digital & Classic)

Mainly Characterart in semirealistic style or cartoon, Digital in Photoshop or Acryl on canvas, Comic Strips (for e.g. music video)

Various

Print Design, Coloring of floor plans, ...

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STORIES I TOLD SO FAR
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WEBSITE AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

Through a human centered design process I worked on a few websites so far, e.g. for the gym htrn.de and the car workshop pitstop.de. Furthermore, I designed ADs, business cards and did UI UX improvements on existing applications.
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GAMES

30 Seconds - That's the amount of time a game has to leave a good first impression. What fascinates me about a game is great storytelling, an appealing art and smooth mechanics. So far I participated in two Game Jams, worked on a few games (prototypes), designed the UIs and created Concept Art. I do hope that my story will contain more games in the future.
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ARTWORK

The moment I feel with every fiber of my body that an artpiece is finished seems almost magical - Out of a blank space an artpiece emerged. So far I have been lucky enough to be able to work on a comic music video, digital art pieces and canvas paintings with acryl.
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ABOUT ME

ART JOURNEY

Art has been a passion and part of myself throughout my whole life. I learnt and studied a lot of different art techniques over the years ranging from pencil sketches to acrylic paintings on canvas. My newest passion is Digital Art where I paint in Photoshop and aim to improve constantly. Mostly I do portraits, but I also want to draw more landscapes. A recent freelance project has been to draw a comic for a music video. In March 2021 I started my masters degree: Game Master at the HAW Hamburg.

UI UX JOURNEY

In 2016 I started the bachelor "human-computer-interaction" at the university of Hamburg and studied the fields of computer science, psychology and UI (human centered) design. I was able to apply the knowledge and gain field experience in the XR company Absolute Reality doing UI UX Design, Apps, Print Design and Website Design. Outside of the university I studied UI and UX further by familiarizing myself with concepts found in books like "Don't make me think" (Steve Krug) and “Universal Principles of Design” (Jill Butler), completing the "How to design for Virtual and Augmented Reality" online course from the interaction design foundation and joining game jams.

One important part of human centered design is the ability to understand and think like the user. This requires empathy and social skills. Alongside studying psychology, I evolved my social skills by working with disabled children after school for a year as well as working as a tour guide in a chocolate museum. This included being a chocolate expert and bringing a great experience to up to 40 people. In addition, I have also volunteered in a daily shelter for homeless people for one semester during my studies.
 

CONTACT ME

Mary-Lou Ploß, Hamburg, Germany

ploss-design@gmail.de  |  Tel: +49 151-68190539

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