Clowder9 was created by me (Jessica denHeyer) as a way to showcase my design services.
I offer consultancy and design services, specifically covering customer experience (CX), user experience (UX) and interface design (UI).
Learn more about what this actually means on my Services page.
I like to keep things simple around here, so I call myself a Consultant and Designer. I've worn a lot of hats since starting out in 2005 - from Interactive Designer, and Flash Developer, to Art Director and Lead Creative. Fancy job titles aside, I'm a designer at heart.
With 20+ years of experience, I've worked as both a full-time employee and freelancer in London, Liverpool, and Berlin, with tech start-ups, international creative agencies, advertising firms, and now offer freelance services.
For a detailed list, check out my Resume.
I'm available to work up to four days a week, excluding weekends.
The days of the week that I work can often be booked on a project-by-project basis, giving you more flexibility.
I speak fluent English (mother-tongue) and German (B1). I have clients in the DACH areas, and across the globe. So I'm comfortable working in both German and English.
I use a MacBook Pro hooked up to a Wacom Cintiq 16, alongside a decent set of pencils, a couple of fine line pens, and bleed proof paper.
When it comes to tools, this can change depending on the task at hand. Everyone has their own preference. I often jump between Sketch, Zeplin, Figma, InVision, and Chrome DevTools.
My website and LinkedIn profile are regularly updated to let you know when I'm available.
I live in Berlin, and offer local on-site work as well as remote-work across Europe and beyond. Having my own office space and equipment means remote work is never a problem.
It's easy to get in touch. Send an email to email@example.com or contact me via my LinkedIn page.
I charge hourly and daily rates but this varies depending on the scope and longevity of the project. We will discuss this in detail before project kick-off.
My invoices are in German, with English translations for clients in non-German-speaking parts of the world.
My work situation is not affected by Brexit. I can continue to live and work in Europe as I did before (besides some Brexit-related sadness, of course).
Yes. In fact the name clowder9 was inspired by cats. A clowder is the name given to a group of cats.
The bulk of the wireframing and design was in Sketch, with Evernote for content writing, Trello for task management, InVision for prototyping, and Adobe Photoshop for non-vector asset creation.
I wanted an easy-to-use CMS, so I built my website on Wordpress with the Semplice theme. I added my own custom CSS and jQuery for all bespoke elements (breadcrumbs, gradient hovers, back-to-top button, etc). Testing was mostly done in Chrome DevTools, with Firefox to check browser-compatibility.
If you'd like to know more, I'll be adding a case study at a later date that delves much deeper in to the whole process.
Take a look at my Client Reviews page, or contact me for more detailed references and information.
No problem! Send your questions and cat GIFs to me via email.