DESIGNER & DANCER
MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE
HI, I'M GRACE FURST!
Design has impacted your life more than you may realize. The phone in your pocket, the search engine you use, and the chair you're sitting in right now were at one point, just designs. Designers are problem solvers. Designers are innovators. Designers make your life simple. The best designs are the ones you barely notice because they're so intuitive, easy, and seamless! So when I say I'm a designer, I don't just create beautiful websites and apps - I create SOLUTIONS.
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%.
Jan 2021 - Present
I use Figma, Adobe Suite (XD, InDesign, Illustrator), and Wordpress to create designs and brands for businesses. I communicate directly with clients to ensure proper execution of tasks. Additionally, I use the project management tool ClickUp to organize workloads and delegate tasks to other members of the team.
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.