Krista Plano

User Experience Design / Information Architecture


Language Testing International wanted to launch a product for young professionals to test their language skills specifically for career development. I worked with a digital design agency to build the brand and the user experience of ProFluent+, an e-commerce and test taking platform.

Creative Direction Functional Specifications IA Product Management UX Design

Vicarious Music & Media

Vicarious Music & Media wanted to transform their blog into a clean, SEO-driven, easy-to-navigate user experience that highlights their services and clients and drives users to get in touch.

Content Strategy Creative Direction UX Design

Milk & Pixels

I had the opportunity to work with Milk & Pixels, a collective of like-minded creators who are driven by and create clean, well-designed, easy-to-use web and mobile products. I worked closely with a designer and developer to launch this one page portfolio site. The website was featured on One Page Love, The Best Designs, and more.

Agile Development Content Strategy Creative Direction Product Management Responsive Design UX Design
Reach the World

Reach the World

From strategy to UX through design and development – I worked with a designer, a developer, and the amazing team at Get It Done to build this Facebook application. The goal was to increase brand awareness, “likes”, and educate users on their global citizenship.

Users were required to “like” the Get It Done page in order to enter a sweepstakes and create a customized global map. After filling out a simple form, the Facebook API pulled the user’s friends and their locations, geocoded the data, and generated a map using Google Maps.

Agile Development Product Management Strategy UX Design

Thrillist iPhone App

The goal of the Thrillist iPhone app redesign was to update the interface through improved user experience and visual design iterations. My responsibility was to deliver functional specifications and to manage the development process to ensure that the team was meeting requirements based on the planned iterations.

Agile Development Functional Specifications Product Management

New York Passive House

The goal of the not-for-profit organization website is to establish a professional online presence and to facilitate the exchange of information between users. To accomplish this I worked with a visual designer to create a clean aesthetic around the existing brand. I also redefined the information architecture and the page-specific navigation to present clear and accessible options.

Content Strategy IA UX Design

Stephen Bornstein’s Law Blog

The goal was to optimize the homepage and article templates to present fresh content and facilitate user engagement through discussion.

I redesigned the homepage experience to dynamically present recent, past, and category-specific content. Users are driven to article pages from the homepage and can access commenting from the top and bottom of the article page. Disqus was selected as the blog’s discussion platform to increase user participation.

Content Strategy IA UX Design

Personal Me

About Krista Plano

Professional Me

I'm a UX Design Consultant with a passion for Product Management. Who doesn't love seeing a project through to the end?! I have a Master's degree in Information Design and I spend most of my time making wireframes (wireframes are to websites as blueprints are to buildings) and writing specifications for web and mobile products.

I love clean, easy-to-use products, and thoughtful UX design. My job is to identify your problem, get to know your users, understand your goal, and propose a solution based on best practices combined with my experience designing mobile and web products.