An Elegant Seasoned UX Designer

Hello, I'm Stéphanie 👋 salut

Hello, I'm Stephanie salut

Principal Designer

I support teams to design accessible products and services, supporting user goals first and business goals second. My key strengths lie in product strategy, problem-solving, and user experience design.

There’s no good design that isn’t accessible. I view accessibility as a constraint that allows for more creativity, not less. Web accessibility is the expertise I'm seeking to develop.

I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in my spare time, I am a Door Hunter and a mix-media artist. I share hand-curated web accessibility resources on AY11-Toolbox.


Case studies

DemocratyLab's about page being audited with WAVE

PRODUCT STRATEGY, ACCESSIBILITY

10 min read

Accessibility Audit

A case study about my experience of learning how to measure the accessibility of web components.

Roon

UX RESEARCH + DESIGN

12 min read

Volume Panel Redesign

When one of your UC Berkeley UX course project leads you to meet the company's CEO of the project you worked on!


How can I help you?

I have 15 years of experience working on the end-to-end design process, from research and strategy, through to the execution, launch. I improve products based on people's feedback and data collection. My key strenghts are:

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Product Strategy

Are you looking to improve your website or app? I like to start to analyze your business goals, study your competitors, conduct usability testings, and build user journeys. I need to understand what and where the pain points are before trying to solve them. Yes, I like to challenge assumptions!

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Research & Design

I design elegant user-centric products for desktop and mobile. I use iterative design to create or refine a product or a service. I collaborate on the information architecture and develop interactive prototypes. I also prepare design systems to communicate with product teams.

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Web Accessibility

I am passionate about understanding the users I'm designing for, and I continually strive to incorporate accessible components into my work to ensure that all users can benefit from inclusive design. I also conduct accessible audits and design reviews from early to pre-prod stages.


Side Projects

Screen copy of A11Y Toolbox website. There are 6 cards. Each card is composed with an illustration and a short description of the resource that is linked.

A11y Toolbox
Personal blog about accessibility

A11Y Toolbox is a growing blog where I share hand-curated accessibility resources. The website is based on WordPress with a custom Bootstrap theme. It helps me to keep my HTML/CSS skills up to date.
☛ Discover A11Y Toolbox

Blush home in French

Blush.design
UX copy for localization

Blush is a web tool and plugin to create stunning illustrations. I felt in love with the project, so when the cofounder, Pablo Stanley, was looking for a French translator, I offered my help :-)
☛ Discover Blush en français !

Let's work together blue rocket

Let's work together blue rocket

I'm always happy to discuss Design, hear about your next big idea or just have a spirited debate about how The Good Place should have ended.

hello@stephanielesperance.com

Accessibility allows us to tap into everyone’s potential.” – Debra Ruh


© 2021 Stéphanie Lespérance
Illustrations by 
Leni Kauffman   |   Icons by Eucalyp   |   Fonts by atipo foundry