About
CTO, UX / UI Designer & Developer, International Speaker

black and white portrait of Martine Dowden created entirely out of letters

About Me

Focusing on web interfaces that are beautiful, functional, accessible, and usable, I approach User Experience from both Art and Science, drawing from my degrees in Psychology and Visual Communications. I have worked as an artist, educator, and consultant since 2005. I stay active in the industry by writing articles, leading workshops, and attending and speaking at conferences and meetups worldwide. In 2015 I published a children's book, Programming Languages ABC++, and in 2016 the Workbook Edition sold over 20,000 copies. I then went on to write Approachable Accessibility: Planning for Success, which was released in June 2019, and Architecting CSS: The Programmer’s Guide to Effective Stylesheets in 2020.

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User Experience

  • Accessibility
  • Information Architecture
  • Research
  • Technical Writing
  • Statistics
  • Usability
  • Visual Communication
  • WCAG

Design

  • Assets
  • Brand management
  • Icons
  • Interactions
  • Mockups
  • Prototypes
  • Typography
  • Wireframes

Development

  • Angular / React / Vue
  • CSS / Sass / Less
  • Git
  • JavaScript & TypeScript
  • Node & Express
  • Ruby
  • WAI-ARIA
  • XSLT / XPath

Patents

Parking Lot Enforcement System

Date
2019-11-20
Number
us 62938036
Status
Pending

Parking Lot Check In System

Date
2018-11-24
Number
us US16/695,176
Status
Pending
Link
More Details about Parking Lot Check In System

Awards

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...Martine is a Michelangelo. She’s amazing at understanding a problem. She makes pretty UIs, but she understands the problem and then designs the right UI for this. She’s the best UI designer I’ve worked with because she thinks about how people will use a solution.
Job Cooper , CTS