Joel
Joel Desjardins
Arlo's #1 Fan
Joel Desjardins
A Large Man
Joel Desjardins
Amateur Professional Eater
Joel Desjardins
Arlo's #1 Fan

Interaction Design/Product Design, Web Design
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About
Product designer with a not-so-secret love affair with book design, cooking and eating. Joel also has a tattoo of his own dog in a cowboy hat.
First thing you would do after COVID is over? (If ever)
Booking the butchers table at Cote De Boeuf for me and 6-8 of my friends.
2nd favourite typeface (after Papyrus)
ducky (my fiancée made it in 7th grade)
Favourite Designer(s) and/or Design Communities
Illwookie, Renaissance Man, Pomegranate Press
Case Studies
EyeAssist
EyeAssist is a browser-based extension that uses a user's existing hardware to track their eyes in order to scroll or use a cursor. This allows for expanded web accessibility, as well as to create better workflows for everyday users!
EyeAssist allows users to control their browser using nothing but their eyes to either scroll or use their cursor. For advanced accessibility use, users can also remap their left click to any input button that is most accessible for them. This feature allows for web accessibility that was previously not possible, or had a high cost of entry.
Local
This video shows off the branding and marketing of Local, an app designed to create authentic culinary experiences both at home and abroad. Local is for anyone and everyone who is curious about food, and for those who travel and spend most of their time eating, and are also looking to expand their cultural knowledge or learn new skills.
The main function of Local is these experiences hosted by verified users. These can consist of anything based around culinary tradition, from joining a home-cooked meal, to going out fishing for a day. When a user books experiences, they earn stamps to show off in their passport, which is shareable with friends who can tap through and see where they went while on vacation!