Flower Fanatic
UX Designer
App Aficionado
Motion Maven
Flower Fanatic

Interaction Design/Product Design, Motion Design/Time-Based Communication
Aka: Heids, Heidstr
Heidi is a UX designer who also enjoys making videos and animations. She loves plants, animals, comedy, natural bodies of water, and staying active. Some of her design passions include sustainability, accessibility, legibility, and simplicity.
First thing you would do after COVID is over? (If ever)
2nd favourite typeface (after Papyrus)
Atkinson Hyperlegible
Favourite Designer(s) and/or Design Communities
Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Wes Wilson
Case Studies
I made this video for one of my favourite YSDN classes, Type in Motion. The assignment was to tell a story in one minute, and after brainstorming a few ideas I decided to make my video about the 1969 Woodstock music festival. I began the video in black and white so that there was a sharp contrast when the colours appeared with the title.
I chose this topic because I’m a big fan of music from that era. Grateful Dead is one of my favourite bands and their music has inspired me a lot. When I was researching all the acts at the festival, I had trouble deciding which five would be in the video. I debated whether to show The Band or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. I originally went with The Band but switched it to CSNY since I used their song in the soundtrack.
Video Accessibility
I began the process of this project by forming various research questions and conducting secondary research and then primary research. The synthesis of my findings helped me identify the areas in which accessibility is significant regarding online video sharing.
I chose this topic because of the increased popularity of sharing videos on social media and because there was a need for inclusivity for people with visual or auditory impairments. I’ve discovered a lot of valuable information by watching videos, and I think everybody should have the opportunity to participate in video sharing culture.