Emily Gilles
User Experience Design
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Past projects

 
 

While my case studies highlight recent UX design projects, I have a multidisciplinary background which spans other design fields. Here’s a glimpse of a few projects from the last seven years.

 
 
 

Branding

 
 

Honey & Hive Creations logo

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Client
Honey & Hive Creations

Role
Branding designer
(logo and style guide)

Team
Solo freelance project directed by Rachel Bush, founder of Honey & Hive

Timeline
2 months in fall 2017

 
 

Honey & Hive Creations is a service that gathers recipes, photos, and stories from friends and family to create beautiful printed cookbooks to be used as gifts for weddings and birthdays. I designed the company's logo inspired by the idea of "eating meals together." This brand is all about love, joy, and simplicity. So I channeled these concepts into a visual design that combines symbols of a beehive (to represent the brand’s name) and a pair of dining place settings. 

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District Coffee logo

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Client
District Coffee

Role
Branding designer
(logo, style guide, signage)

Team
Solo freelance project directed by Kim Sullivan, owner of District Coffee

Timeline
2 months in spring 2017

 
 

District Coffee in Nashville, Tennessee is a locally-owned spot to enjoy coffee and open meeting rooms in the Design District. The owner of this shop is from New Zealand, so the logo depicts an ancient Maori symbol to represent his New Zealand heritage. This triple-figure-eight symbol represents the joining of people and cultures—perfect for a community coffee shop.

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Experience design

 
 

Antiquitees participatory art exhibit

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Client
Solo art exhibit at Gallery 1010 in Knoxville, Tennessee

Role
Exhibition design, graphic design, community outreach

Team
Created in partnership with Emma Meskovic

Timeline
2 months in Spring 2013

 
 

Antiquitees is participatory art exhibit that I created with fellow designer, Emma Meskovic. We asked gallery visitors to donate objects and then write down background stories about their objects on tags. Emma and I hung up our participants' contributions on the gallery walls during the event. By the end of our opening night, the walls were filled.

The purpose of this exhibit was to use storytelling to elevate the ordinary and highlight our local community. In order to transform ordinary objects into "specimens," we drew visual inspiration from entomology display cases. We used insect pins to hang up the items and tags on white walls—like a display in the Smithsonian.

 
 
 

Print design

 
 

Healthcare Realty lookbook

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Client
Healthcare Realty

Role
Graphic design,
offset print production

Team
Solo design project directed by marketing VP

Timeline
A few months in fall 2014

 
 

Discover Building Careers — career atlas

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Client
Colorado Homebuilding Academy

Role
Graphic design, copywriting

Team
Solo project

Timeline
A few weeks in fall 2017

 
 

Website design

 
 

Healthcare Realty website

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Client
Healthcare Realty

Role
Web design

Team
Solo design project directed by marketing VP

Timeline
A few months in spring 2015