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TREVOR WERNISCH!

A pretty good design creative; crafting user experiences and other fun visual designs.

In the past 15 years or so I've had my hand in a bunch of cool projects on a ton of different mediums like mobile, gaming, web, desktop, and print.

I could drone on about holistic design ecosystems, optimizing interaction architecture, or the magical "it just works" feeling when the perfect harmonic balance between a UI and UX systems is struck -- but hey, you're here for the results.

Surfline Surf Report

Surfline is the defacto spot when checking your morning surf report, however I felt their mobile presence could be expanded and improved upon to provide the same information surfers need while on the go.

This was an exploratory project that looked into making the forecast not only beautiful, but quick, and fun to use. It leveraged photos the community submits for surf spots, gave users all the pertinent info they needed right up top, and revealed hyper detailed reports with just a quick swipe.

Fisker Karma Cluster

While working with the Fisker team on the rebirth of their flagship vehicle, Karma; I designed the UI and UX for their next generation of cluster systems.

Always on, high-fidelity screens, snappy processors and permanent data connections gave us the tools we needed to develop some (at the time) pretty unparalleled features.

Here is one of those concepts, leveraging an always-on screen to show battery status, high resolution 3D animations, and an evolving visual UI based on your current drive mode.

IT'S ELECTRIC

Cryptocurrency Wallet

Being a big advocate of the blockchain tech, and looking over the sea of dark and moody cryptocurrency systems out there, I set out to make a bit lighter, more welcoming mobile wallet interface that the every-man could understand and easily check their wallets and exchange coins.

Swizl

Swizl is an alcohol based coupon redemption app, surrounded by fun and interesting related content (i.e. recipes, events, and articles). It was imperative Swizl stood out in brand and visual style (using cues from Memphis design principles) from the homogeneous cookie cutter of today's apps, but also closely follow Android and iOS design patterns.

I led the charge from a user experience standpoint and helped evolve the product, designing and making sure new features fit seamlessly into the overall ecosystem we whad developed.

Star Citizen

One of my favorite and most ambitious projects to date; working with 300 people, across five studios, in four countries to develop the most high-tech, futuristic, crowd funded online space game ever conceived. My team and I created an incredible amount of interesting and beautifully immersive interfaces: from flight HUDs, shopping kiosks, racing scoreboards, ship and character customizations, galaxy traversal maps... the list goes on.

Be sure to watch the link below to see some interesting texture, wireframe and visual work.

TO THE MOON!

S.K.A.T.E. Ultimate

I wanted to build a mobile app that skaters would take with them while sessioning at a park or on the street. It would help them progress in the sport and provide more varied and interesting experiences.

Everything was built around two core mechanics: A game of S.K.A.T.E. (think H.O.R.S.E., but on a skateboard) to play with your friends and suggest new tricks for everyone to try; and a teaching / progression system where players were suggested tricks, and upon completion, would log how and where they landed and were suggested logical new tricks to help push their skills and maybe try something they wouldn't have previously.

Wildstar

The exhaustingly varied world, characters and systems of Wildstar led to a very fun and complex game to help develop. As UI Lead, I helped guide a team of designers and engineers in solidifying the core user interface of Wildstar. Organizing and running user playtests, making sense of and utilized player analytics, and engaging with the community to help our team empathize with our user base and create the most user centered interfaces and experiences possible.

I'm incredibly proud of my team in transitioning Wildstar into a Free to Play product (from subscription) by developing creative new MTX avenues, a complete in-game storefront, and concocting various player microtransaction hooks.

DING, LEVEL UP!

Medical Device Trainer

An interesting project to help train up cardiologists in properly using a new medical device during a very specific type of heart surgery. As the sole UX / UI member on this team, it fell on me to and not only fulfill the plethora of medical requirements for the app, but present them in an digestible, and delightful format. From building interactive training modules with anatomically accurate hearts, to gamifying user profiles and building stats, level, and achievements into their curriculum.

VACCINATE!

Fisker Infotainment Center

With the cluster came the Infotainment (Info + Entertainment) Center as well. The entire system revolved around being a single persistent screen where content panels would slide in and out of from their respective corners. Music, nav, phone, HVAC - everything expected. This was back when skeuomorphism was still in style. I still love the tactile feel of this UI, and can't wait for it to come back into popularity again (because it will, mark my words!).

EYES ON THE ROAD

Humans

I understand that everyone and their mother is a photographer these days and I'll never liken myself to a professional. These are, however, a few of the shots I've taken for various calendar, print, and media publications. Slightly nsfw.

WOWZA

Nexus Mod Manager

A redesign created for the popular game modification desktop app, Nexus Mod Manager, in an effort to placate concerns that the original was driving users away due to it's utilitarian visual design and overall complexity. I created a simplified and more user friendly experience; designing a new icon set, reorganizing the navigation structure, and creating a consistent visual language that still felt individually branded between different games.

...AND MY AXE!

Print Ads

I still enjoy the visceral feel of over the top heavy photoshoppery once in a while. People think there is not a lot of room for these types of designs, but I'm itching to integrate these styles into more of my more modern everyday designs. Slightly nsfw.

REVIVE THE MEDIUM

Logos

Logos design has admittedly been a weakness in my design skillset. I still enjoy them and have managed to squeak out a few acceptable logos over the years.

GET BRANDED

World

These are some photos I've shot throughout my journeys; from Africa, Europe, and throughout The United States. I've been very blessed in the opportunities I've been given that have allowed me to travel and live about various parts of the world.

THROUGH THE CLOUDS

Hardware Constrained UI

This one is out of left field, but hear me out. An exercise in designing an intuitive user experience and interface under unidealistic conditions with pre-existing hardware constraints. There is an accompanying article to help explain the rationale and process.

It's not much, but what irks me about the social-networked communities of today is that everything designed in a vacuum, under the perfect, most unrealistic circumstances to impress their peers. This was a small step in expanding outside that.

WASH IT UP

Fantasy Game HUD

A visual experiment in building a skeuomorphic hud for a fantasy game. I used a screenshot from the Witcher 3 as a base and built from that style and world - looking to build a UI that felt immersive and belonging, but didn't get in the way of the important player information.

BRANDISH YOUR SWORD

Firefall

My first foray into games was an exhilarating one. This game was more of an educational experience: approaching UI and UX in a less then traditional sense to maximize player enjoyment and not purely focus on getting from point A to B. Realizing how large of a role animation and auditory stimulation play to delight and engage the player. A slew of new information I have thoughtfully woven into my design ideology as I move forward into other mediums.

EQUIP YOUR BATTLEFRAME

The Oreo, Scion tC

One of my favorite personal project: My 2006 Scion tC, nicknamed The Oreo, may it rest in peace. Two tone color scheme inside and out, molded full desktop computer in the trunk encased in plexiglass, giant vertical touch screen seamlessly molded into the dashboard (before Tesla did it!), and complete custom interface.

Now, I don't know anything about cars really, this is purely an All Show No Go affair, however this was an incredible project for me, through which I met many friends, learned a ton of useful skills, and had some wildly different experiences.

SPLASH OF MILK

Unity UI Asset Packs

I designed three sets of UI packs for the Unity Engine Asset Store: Friendly & Clean UI, Metallic, and a Generic Modular Set. These sets are made up of all the goodies you'd expect; buttons, toggles, panel framing, scrollbars, fonts, icons, etc, already implemented and optimized into the engine itself. None of these packs are visually outstanding on their own, but rather were designed to encompass the largest swath possible of potential applications.

Electric Vehicle HMI

I've done a smattering of work for various electric vehicle (EV) startups running on the Andromeda Interfaces hardware platform. While the data sets between projects are mostly the same, they all required a unique visual style that matched the look and feel of the vehicle's shape language. For example, working with Wheego had us creating a more bubbly friendly experience, using a rounded shape not often seen in these interfaces.

Rollerblading

I grew up skating most of my early years - I cut my teeth on handrails and half-pipes (literally and metaphorically). That's me in the first shot there!

JUST HUCK IT, MAN

Misc. Exploration

I tinker during my downtime, mostly to familiarize myself further with mobile patterns and small problem solving exercises. You can see some of these pieces over on UpLabs, Dribbble, or YouTube.

Oh, Hello Friend.

I always feel incredibly honored when people enjoy my designs, so I really appreciate you taking the time to look around.

I'm always open for collaborating, taking on new projects, and consulting. If you have something cool going on or just want to say "Hey", please reach out!