Victor Diaz Zapanta

Victor Zapanta

Idealist, aesthete, nerd.

Experienced digital media production professional with a background in government and politics, and a specialization in utility player roles in small and scrappy teams

Projects

  • Data.gov redesign

    Lead Designer

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  • Pre-redesign
    The original Data.gov lacked a cohesive visual hierarchy. Primary user interactions including search and communities were no easier to find than arbitrarily featured content.
  • Pre-redesign
    The General Services Agency's initial update efforts borrowed content display models from sites like Pinterest and featured a large visualization of earthquake data. User testing continued to indicate navigation issues and confusion around the visualization.
  • The final redesign stripped out most of the visual distractions in favor of dedicating vertical sections to individual key user interactions. (Data.gov)
  • Mobile view of Data.gov (DigitalGov case study)
  • ConsumerFinance.gov

    Designer/Developer

  • The first version of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's site was a 3-month collaboration between CFPB Digital (three designer/developers) and Simple.Honest.Work. The site launched in February 2011.
  • I created and filmed the "Open for Suggestions" launch campaign featuring Elizabeth Warren. We pulled questions from Twitter and Facebook and responded on the same day on YouTube. (Launch Video, Response Videos)
  • The current iteration of the site was built in four months. My team was responsible for filling in the gap between very basic wireframes and fully-functioning site. I also led WordPress theme creation. Branding and design was a collaboration between CFPB Digital (two designer/developers and an IA specialist) and IDEO. (ConsumerFinance.gov)
  • Obama for America 2008

    Florida Digital Producer

  • Created state-specific designs using OFA visual identity. This shirt was distributed to Florida campaign staff.
  • Rays for Obama placard printed for the 2008 World Series. (OFA) (2008 videos)
  • Data.gov redesign

    Lead Designer

    (Swipe to navigate)
  • Pre-redesign
    The original Data.gov lacked a cohesive visual hierarchy. Primary user interactions including search and communities were no easier to find than arbitrarily featured content.
  • Pre-redesign
    The General Services Agency's initial update efforts borrowed content display models from sites like Pinterest and featured a large visualization of earthquake data. User testing continued to indicate navigation issues and confusion around the visualization.
  • The final redesign stripped out most of the visual distractions in favor of dedicating vertical sections to individual key user interactions. (Data.gov)
  • Mobile view of Data.gov (DigitalGov case study)
  • ConsumerFinance.gov

    Designer/Developer

  • The first version of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's site was a 3-month collaboration between CFPB Digital (three designer/developers) and Simple.Honest.Work. The site launched in February 2011.
  • I created and filmed the "Open for Suggestions" launch campaign featuring Elizabeth Warren. We pulled questions from Twitter and Facebook and responded on the same day on YouTube. (Launch Video, Response Videos)
  • The current iteration of the site was built in four months. My team was responsible for filling in the gap between very basic wireframes and fully-functioning site. I also led WordPress theme creation. Branding and design was a collaboration between CFPB Digital (two designer/developers and an IA specialist) and IDEO. (ConsumerFinance.gov)
  • Obama for America 2008

    Florida Digital Producer

  • Created state-specific designs using OFA visual identity. This shirt was distributed to Florida campaign staff.
  • Rays for Obama placard printed for the 2008 World Series. (OFA) (2008 videos)

Skills

HTML/CSS, responsive design+development, WordPress development, GitHub, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LightRoom, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, user-based design, photography, video production

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