Ballin' on a Budget: How to Create Great Design Without Breaking the Bank


Apple. The New York Times. Google. All three are digital design leaders and have beautiful products. Unbeknownst to many of us, they also have gigantic design teams, amazing product or content, and seemingly unlimited budgets – things most of us designers don’t have.

After spending several years designing large-scale responsive Drupal sites for Fortune 500 companies with mega-budgets, I now specialize in design for progressive non-profit organizations. The good news is that we can still create kick-ass design for any budget as long as we utilize solid design fundamentals, great communication, and a few tricks up our sleeves.

Some points that I’ll be covering in this talk are:

  • Applying design thinking to a large-scale Drupal redesign
  • Drupal specific time-sucks in the design process and how to avoid them
  • How to plan and customize your design deliverables
  • Better communication with developers and clients

Session Track

User Experience Design

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 14 May, 2015 - 10:45 to 11:45
501 - NewMedia