My name is Ben Minard and I am a UI/UX designer at 🍎 Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California. I recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BFA in Graphic Design.

Feel free to drop me an email at πŸ“« and check out my work on πŸ€ Dribbble.

Shift Moving Service

Shift is a hip, fun, startup moving service that is geared towards millennials who have a reputation for not staying on one place for a very long time. Shift makes it easier than ever to move from one place to another with a service you can trust to handle all of your stuff. Just create an account online, select the boxes you need for your big move, and Shift will deliver them to your door. You can even manage your move and track your shipment all in one place online. For my senior capstone project, I tasked myself with creating the companies brand as well as designing the service itself.

MyHome WatchOS App

Framer.js Prototype

MyHome is an app for the Apple Watch that allows a family within a home to communicate with one another. I developed this concept after observing the way my family members interacted with each other. Users can ping, chat, and set reminders for one another all from their wrist. Through location based technology, family members can see how near or far they are away from one another within the home. The user settings and app preferences, such as profile photos or color, are managed through the iOS app while the rest of the apps user interface is primarily engaged with on the watch.

Hackillinois 2016

Lead Designer β€” 2016

Designer β€” 2015

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» Lisa Vuong

πŸ™†πŸ» Alyssa Sparacino

πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Maxwell Young

πŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Yosub Shin

πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Dan Harmon

HackIllinois is a student run hackathon at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This years Hackathon follows a deep woods, high adventure theme. A hackathon is an organized event where students across the nation collaborate in groups to build software and hardware.

In 2016, I led a team of designers and worked with developers to create material that would be used to promote the event like banners, posters, trophies, websites, clothing, and all kinds of awesome swag.

Spotify Parties

Spotify Parties is a concept for Spotify Music that allows you to share the role as the D.J. during a party or social gathering. With Parties, everyone gets the chance to play the music they want to hear throughout the night. Users can even save the unique playlists curated by their guests when the night is over.

This project is strictly a concept and is no way affiliated with Spotify Music.

Assist iOS App

Assist is a mobile app designed to help you find assistance for anything whenever and wherever you are. Users can create profiles and fill out information about who they are and what they are skilled at. Using location technology, a user can request assistance and see if anybody around them contains the skills they need for that particular task. After a task is complete, the user can choose to review the assistant and endorse them on the skills they utilized while helping them.

The app is designed to promote social interactions between people and strengthen the sense of community on school campuses and anywhere else people need assistance.

Linnaeus Publishing

Linnaeus publishing is a fictional publishing firm generated from a random selection of terms. For this project I was given a category: people, and three related words: philosophy, classics, and Sci-fi. From these words I was challenged to create a cohesive and eye catching brand. Throughout the process I referred back to the prompt "the client says: we want to come across as exciting and dynamic but not nostalgic."


UI Design Intern β€” 2015

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» Lisa Vuong

πŸ‘±πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Katie Banks

πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Justin Luk

πŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Yuanzhe Fan

πŸ’πŸΌ Morgan Edgerton

As a Visual UI Design Intern I engaged in activities that spanned multiple departments, including user research, product strategy, visual design and front-end development. I worked within a brand style-guide to define RetailMeNot’s presence on desktop and mobile platforms, and evolve it further. I translated user feedback and business requirements into on-screen, handheld devices and web interfaces by building proofs of concept and prototypes for new product initiatives in the mobile space and improved the m-commerce shopping experience by working closely with UX designers, engineers and product managers.

Apple Inc.

Design Intern β€” 2016

πŸ’πŸ» Jiwon Chong

πŸ™‹πŸΌ Alyssa Higgins

πŸ™†πŸ» Madeline Wiener

During the summer of 2016 I had the privilege to work as a Design Intern on the Apple Product Documentation team which is responsible for Apples instructional deliverables, both print and online. Content produced by APD includes user guides and manuals, Quick tours for MacOS, and the Tips iOS App.

As an Intern I collaborated with instructional designers and engineers to develop UI mocks, conduct user research, and build working prototypes for the New to Mac Tours and a Messages-like iOS app for the Product Documentation team.

Unfortunately, due to confidentiality agreements, I am unable to share any of the visuals for the projects I was a part of.