Lucien Liz-Lepiorz

design & develop

corcoran:Design

Showcasing undergraduate 2D design work from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, corcoran:Design provided users with a canvas of thumbnails to explore. The highlighted work spanned two majors and four years of instruction. Each individual project contained CDN-hosted images, a brief description, and the student’s portfolio link.

After iOS App Store certification, corcoran:Design was employed by academic recruiters for a one-year period.

design disciplines

design disciplines

home screen with icon

home screen with icon

modular thumbnail grid

modular thumbnail grid

Thumbnails of varying scale and placement established three levels of hierarchy, while an interwoven grid simultaneously emphasized the cross-functional nature of undergraduate design work.

extended description

extended description

Besides detailing a project’s scope and concept, descriptions contextualized each piece within the broader curriculum. An info page summarized the department’s culture and relationship with the global design community.

info & project pages

info & project pages

responsive structure

responsive structure

Layouts seamlessly scaled across iPhone and iPad form factors. A collection of continuous gradients unified the interface, representing the diverse array of student backgrounds and areas of specialization.

altered navigation for iPad

altered navigation for iPad

optimized real estate

optimized real estate

corcoran:Design was my first foray into balancing user needs, technical limits, and aspirational designs. It deepened my development knowledge, and the iOS concepts that I picked up have informed hundreds of design decisions.

Final accountabilities included visual concepting, user experience direction, technical architecture, iOS development, and user acceptance testing.