Designer of Experiences and Purveyor of Pixels

Hey, I'm Tom Johnson. I’m a designer who's worked in print, promotional, experience, digital, web, and app design.

Currently I work at Asurion in Nashville, where I design experiences for desktop, web, and mobile applications by day, but I consult and design for clients by night.

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I design

  • Websites

  • Mobile Apps

  • Enterprise Software

  • Ecommerce Sites

  • Prototypes

  • Interactions

I've worked with

And many others in startups, agencies, individuals, international conglomerates, and local businesses.

I'm currently accepting new clients for app, web, interaction, and digital product design. I'm happy to chat more if you have anything you'd like to have me help with.

Examples

GIF

Shift Start Time

Allow users to change their shift start and end time easily and within a set of constraints.

Interaction Design
Web Design
Interaction Design
Client Work
Webflow
Flexbox
CASE STUDY

Intradiem.com

A website designed on a system built for fast page load times and reusability of components.

Web Design And Development
CMS
Atomic Design
CSS
Responsive
HTML
Webflow
Enterprise Software

Tesla Model 3

Recreation and prototype of the Tesla Model 3 using Figma.

UI Design
UI Design
Protptype
Client Work
Figma
Flexbox
GIF

Split Shift

Allow users to move portions of their shifts to other days of the week.

Product Design
Web Design
Interaction Design
Client Work
Webflow
Flexbox
GIF

Bespke

A fake design agency and website for use in a collaborative article with Webflow.

Web Design and Development
Web Design
Interaction Design
Client Work
Webflow
Flexbox

Verdominaet

An ongoing side project e-commerce site that is filled with apparel and designs that I've designed over the years.

Web Design And Development
CMS
Atomic Design
CSS
Responsive
HTML
Webflow
Enterprise Software

Beyond Tells

Interaction design for a site that teaches people how to play poker.

Web Design And Development
CMS
Atomic Design
CSS
Responsive
HTML
Webflow
Enterprise Software

Interaction & Motion

GIF
iOS
Principle
Empty State
UI Stack
Shift

Notifications Cleared

Interaction
GIF
Material Design
Principle
Template

Android Nav

Template
GIF
Material Design
Principle
Template

FAB Expand

Template
GIF
Principle
Interaction
LOADING

Loading Indication

Interaction

Articles and Case Studies

Apr 2018 • 4 part series

Design and build your agency website

I built an agency website in Webflow. I used minimal classes, flexbox, the CMS, and the API to create it. In this four-part series, I’ll give you tips about using each, and how to get started.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
May 24, 2017 • 14 Min Read

You are going to switch to Figma

I’ve read a lot of comparison articles about the two, but I don’t think they really do Figma justice. Some of them briefly mention the team features, the browserness, the components, and constraints, but they don’t really focus on how they’re better than versions in Sketch. At best, they make it seem like both are about the same. The reason I’m writing this is because they’re not.

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Jan 12, 2017 • 5 Min Read

Designers are full of bad ideas

All of my ideas are bad. Every. Single. One. And yet, I still keep having them.My brain is chalked full of inconsistencies, inaccuracies, & incomprehensible iterations of interactions. I stonewall good decisions and necessary processes, spout nonsensical thoughts while opining about the obscure, and pontificate...

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Jan 12, 2017 • 5 Min Read

There are no UX best practices

Recently I downloaded Goldstar on my iPad. It’s a ticket buying app, similar to stubhub or ticketmaster. This is the first screen I saw:I looked for a ‘skip’ button or some other way that I could use the app without actually having to create an account. Maybe there was a subtle arrow or a ‘no thanks’, ‘remind me later’, or a ‘show me the tix’ button?

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Jul 27, 2016 • 5 Min Read

Nothing is intuitive

“We need to make it more intuitive”“That’s not intuitive”“Our primary goal is that it be intuitive”…stop. Please. Almost every design discussion I’ve had lately has had one of these quotes. I hear it from clients, large corporations, key stakeholders, developers, other designers, managers, interns, and ESPECIALLY entrepreneurs.

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Jul 30, 2015 • 6 Min Read

Grandma is a user too

About a month ago, I was at a Wendy’s while on vacation in Wisconsin. Work could not be further from my mind, as all my attention was on the tower of beef-n-cheese melty goodness that I had just sat down to eat. I was all-consumed in my beefy effort when, planning and debating on the next bite, when, to my great distress, I noticed a little drama going on in the corner of my eye. A little old lady was trying to get a coke.

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Want to work on a project with me? Just want to chat?

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