e.b.Studios, founded in '99 by interactive design pioneer Erika
offers creative services for online, mobile and print. From March 2010-November 2011, Erika worked as UI/UX Manager and as a founding member of the NOOK team at Barnes & Noble Digital Products (NOOK & NOOKcolor) in Silicon Valley. In December 2011, she relocated to Seattle, Washington and soon began working with Amazon's Kindle Content Design team. She is no longer available for freelance opportunities.
- Fall 2012: Amazon ships the new Kindle Fire HD tablets. Erika contributed to the shopping experience design on the new line of tablets from Amazon.
- June 2011: Barnes & Noble ships the NOOK Simple Touch. CNET says "Best e-ink reader," 6/1/11. Erika worked with the team on the system and app UX for this new device. It was a sister to the first NOOK Color tablet, which Erika worked on in 2010.
- The design project Erika completed for Sony Ericsson from 2009-2010 announced February 2011 at Mobile World Congress: Xperia Play, the first PlayStation Android smartphone.
Case study now available for premium mobile messaging and advertising campaign management application completed for the start-up Kadoink in 2009.
Case studies are available, profiling mobile & web projects through 2008.
Mobile consulting & mobile design work
Erika recently helped MaryAnn Cotter at Cooking Capsules with her Android application IA and UI upgrade for the G phone. It's the first smartphone utility of its kind! The app just won a place in the TOP 20 in the Android Developer's Challenge Round 2!!! See MaryAnn's blog for more info. See all winners on the Android site.
Erika worked with an international team at Catalyst Mobile in Emeryville. Erika created complete mobile design solutions including wireframes and flow documents, design skins, icon designs, and WAP and Flash Lite prototypes for mobile entertainment software. Initial rollout planned on Symbian devices.
e.b.Studios Interactive/Web Projects from 2005-2007 included:
• Catalyst Mobile: site redesign • Charya Burt Cambodian Dance: site design • Adamas Pharmaceuticals: site redesign with Expression Engine CMS & Business Identity System design • CSAA: Nascar website template design • Cal Alumni Assocation: Site redesign planning • Buck Institute for Education: site redesign with Expression Engine CMS • KAI Pharma: design & development of new Joomla CMS site • Ring Mountain Day School: new site design • FivePrime Therapeutics: design & development of Joomla CMS website • BridgeCo AG: design & development of large Joomla CMS website • Kosmix Search Engine GUI design: Alpha • ION Design: large Flash site upgrade.