ORIGIN MIND

• Design ReDefined •

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My name's Nathan, and I'm a UI / UX Designer based in Toronto.

Hailing from Guatemala City, I was adopted when I was one and a half and brought to Canada. Originally landing in Waterloo, my family eventually made the decision to move to Listowel, better known as Letterkenny. A small hockey town, I spent most of my time growing up at the rink or in my friends' basement listening to and producing music.

Having a love for stage & film production, I attended Niagara College for their Film & Acting program to hone my craft. Upon graduating, I made the decision to move to Toronto and continue my film studies by completing a post graduate program at Trebas Institute. Fresh out of school I began working at a sports bar where I learned the value of creating positive customer experiences. At this time I started exploring my interest in photography, and I eventually took a job at a media/project management company called Multivista. The company offered photo, video, matterport scanning, webcams & 360 GoPro to record and document various stages of construction projects to be mapped against the clients’ blueprints. A lot of this work was spent in the field, meeting with clients & site supers to discuss their project, their requirements, areas of importance, demonstrate the apps capabilities & schedule upcoming visits.

Fast track to 2020, the company was affected among many others due to Covid-19. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I took it as an opportunity to go back to school. I enrolled in the Full Stack Web Development bootcamp at U of T where I was first introduced to UI / UX Design. Learning about design techniques, wireframing & development principles is what kick started my journey into UI / UX. After the bootcamp I took 2 courses on Udemy covering Sketch & Figma. I really enjoy the creative elements of developing a website or application. This includes: colour schemes, typography, wireframes, layout, logo, as well as overall app / page function. I created Origin Mind as a means to brand myself & any work I do for freelance projects. I am looking forward to joining a team I can learn from, collaborate & build with while designing for interesting and exciting projects.

Wireframe

Starting from scratch, we can design a lo-fi outline of your project together.

Prototyping

Building a prototype so you can view how your application will look & perform.

Landing Page

Designing a landing page that meets all client criteria as well as current web standards.

MOBILE APPS

Creating colour schemes, choosing appropriate font families, designing layouts for various sized devices.

Web Design

Helping create a friendly, easy, and memorable online experience.

PHOTOGRAPHY

From the street, to portraits, I am fond of urban photography.

My Portfolio

  • All
  • Figma
  • VS Code
  • Sketch
Image of Wine App

OGM Wine - Mobile App

Figma

Image of Wine App

Mobile Finance App

Sketch

Image of Instagram App

Community Garden

Figma

Image of Shellys Nannies Site

Shelly's Nannies

VS Code w/ Bootstrap Made

Image of Instagram App

Instagram Redesign

Sketch

Image of Fridge App

What's In My Fridge?

Figma

Photography

Trajic • Producer • Listowel • ON

Trajic • Producer • Listowel • ON

The Lab • Listowel • ON



Loki • Artist • California • US

Loki • Artist • California • US

Loki • Artist • California • US



Loki • Artist • California • US



San Francisco • California

San Francisco • California

San Francisco • California



San Francisco • California

Toronto • ON

Toronto • ON



Toronto • ON

Toronto • ON

Toronto • ON



Toronto • ON

Toronto • ON

Toronto • ON

Toronto • ON

Toronto • ON

Sydney • Beaverton • ON



Dennis • Toronto • ON

Dennis • Toronto • ON



Dennis • Toronto • ON

Dennis • Toronto • ON

Sunset • Beaverton • ON

Ha Long Bay • Vietnam

Chiang Mai • Thailand



Vientienne • Laos

Guatemala City • Guatemala

Guatemala City • Guatemala

Guatemala City • Guatemala

Guatemala City • Guatemala

Tikal • Guatemala

Tikal • Guatemala

Let's Create Together