Your Happy Family

Born in New York City, I have spent the last fifteen years immersed in the world of digital interactive design. Alongside a primary focus on visual hierarchy and balance, I continuously hone my skills as a front-end developer/coder and observer. I make it my job to become familiar with user behavior, conversion/marketing tactics and data analysis so my designs will instinctually perform better. I favor lean & agile principles, think that everything should be tested, and that stepping up and taking ownership are keys to success. I am constantly enamored of big data, the latest technologies and the ever-changing landscape of social trends and media.


recent work

Open, wide clean designs meant to immediately deliver the message of the entire site.
view examples
Sites meant to be energetic and give a sense of urgency to what it is selling.
view examples
I redesigned Twitter's site to strengthen brand and improve stream.
view examples
I wanted to rethink Knewton's homepage to help clarify it's mission statement.
view examples
A concept to overhaul the Cameo App to have less friction and contain some Vimeo branding.
view examples
Designing for mobile is very different in the way the space is limited and functions differently.
view examples
An in depth look at recommendations to overhaul the UX and design of CrowdTap.
view examples
I created a New Year's Product Card concept based off of Birchbox's new logo.
view examples
Telling a story for raw data in an interesting visual way is a fun challenge.
view examples
Created a visual way to emphasize AYI's mutual interests for single dating.
view examples
A few e-commerce site designs. I would make the style match whatever logo I was given.
view examples
Came up with these concepts to help users use the site and know the mission statement.
view examples
This case study shows how quickly I can create assets. I made three of these per week from scratch.
view examples
Created these quick wireframes before we overhauled the AYI dating app.
view examples

about me

I want to learn. I want to make things. I want to explore. There is not enough time for everything I want to do. I constantly run, jump and drive for that feeling of satisfaction when you make something, look at it, and are warmed by a deep sensation of pride. Every moment is an opportunity to learn, to grow, to help others want to push themselves for the better. I WILL do everything that I can every moment of each day that I live. Time is a valuable commodity I will not waste.

good reads

Reading how other people have succeeded is the most efficient way to progress. Here are a few of my latest recommendations.
  • Rework
  • The Lean Startup
  • Contagious
  • Stepping Up
  • Made to Stick
  • The Tipping Point
  • A/B Testing

latest testimonials

Lisa is an exceptional art director and senior interactive designer. Her contribution was key to several of our most successful products and websites. Lisa can...
When I first hired Lisa, we gave her a design test and though she wasn't Mac fluent...she quietly figured it out and aced ...
Lisa Chin has been assisting my development team for over a year and I couldn’t be happier with her work, professionalism, and attention to detail. I’ve had ...

hi. i'm lisa.I would love to get to know you.

contact me today