WEB + UX DESIGNER
MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE
HI, I'M GRACE FURST!
I hold many different interests, skills, and passions that make me a unique and dynamic individual. Whether I'm in the classroom, dance studio, or the office, I give 100% of my effort to learn, improve, and achieve. The most important life lesson that dance has taught me is to never give up and don't underestimate what you can accomplish!
MY LATEST DESIGN WORK
Original App Design
This is a demo of a prototyping project I worked on for the startup OrcaChat. In addition to designing their company website, I designed an immersive app to release in the Apple and Android app stores.
Jul 2020 - Present
Website Designer & Brand Strategist
Currently, I consult with the CEO & Founder on brand strategies to enhance online presence and audience engagement. I also built a WordPress website and engineered an immersive prototype of their app for Apple and Android app stores using Figma.
Aug 2019 - Present
C.E.A. Scholtes & Associates
After a promotion from intern to web designer, I devised, developed, and maintained firm's website utilizing WordPress to revamp the user experience. I was able to increase SEO and security features to increase visitation by 40%.
Jul 2018 - Aug 2018
Ballibay Camps, Inc.
Dance Instructor & Counselor
While at Ballibay, I conducted 7-9 dance classes per day, choreographed 4 concert dances and composed musical works for performances with electronic composition software.
Jan 2021 - Present
While here, I designed a website for a local Italian restaurant to improve their menu accessibility and online reservation process. I've perfected my skills in Figma and Canva by designing logos and editing photos.
Jun 2020 - Aug 2020
Boca Ballet Theater
Summer Intensive Student
Despite COVID-19 canceling most summer program activities, I was able to attend an in-person dance intensive for 4 weeks. While here, I took classes from esteemed Artistic Directors across the country, learned more about ballet company life, and performed in the classical ballet La Bayadere.
Jun 2019 - Jul 2019
American Ballet Theatre
Collegiate Summer Student
In ABT's Collegiate Summer Program, I danced for 8 hours every weekday for 3 weeks while studying ballet, pointe, jazz, and modern with the nation's top teachers and principal dancers. I performed at the end of the program showing Sleeping Beauty.