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Welcome to Jimmy Ball Design.

Work

Portfolio

I do a lot of different kinds of design work, from UX to print design, across an equally wide range of markets. I'm the Director of UX and Design for SiriusXM mobile services, and as you might expect, that alone keeps me pretty busy. I do freelance book projects, promotional work, branding and identity, and other projects that I have an interest in and can fit in my schedule.

Books I'm in

Graphis 2015 Poster Annual
In-House Design In Practice
SPD 42
GD USA
The Art of Creative Production
IdN v14n3

A select client list includes American Airlines, Neiman Marcus, The Image Bank, McIntosh, Michael’s, Nokia, Sally Beauty, Cider Mill Press, Ericsson, Brinker International, Frito Lay, Alliance Data Systems, Club Corp, Jimmy Crystal, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, UNT press, Verizon, Communicare (now Pulsara), 24 Hour Fitness, TI, a variety of associations and of non-profits, and many others.

How I work

Inside my head...

I think the best book I ever read on UX was Ogilvy on Advertising. If you abstract the agency shop talk you get the core of what made David Ogilvy successful: Research it, build it, then test it. Repeat.

Research
Research it.

Know your audience, and understand how they view the brand and the product. Find out their pain points, and solve them.

Build
Build it.

Go Agile. Release early and often. Focus on making products you can release, not documentation.

Test
Test it.

Use it. Get your friends to use it. Spend the time and money for testing, it's worth it. Then learn from it, and go back to step 1.

About

Li'l ol' me.

I specialize in UX and UI design for mobile and tablet devices, design and production of high quality illustrated and trade books, magazine editorial design, and a wide range of collateral materials. Combining decades of experience in design and production means I can deliver award-winning work on-time and on-budget while meeting, and in most cases exceeding marketing goals and objectives. Awards are nice, but moving the needle is better.

I was chosen as one of GD USA magazines People to Watch in 2012. My work has been recognized for design excellence by Graphis, HOW Books/Rotovision, The Society of Publication Designers, Rockport Publishing, IdN Magazine, W3 awards, Communicator awards,multiple GD USA magazine award annuals, ADDYs, DSVC show, Create Magazine and many others. I am also a judge for national and regional design work in print, interactive and motion, including the ADDYs, Communicator, Davey and W3 web awards, among others.

I have a B.A. in Communication/Advertising from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am a professional member of the AIGA, and served as AIGA DFW chapter president from 2009-2011. I am also a member of the Art Directors Club.

  • Jimmy Ball
    Creative Director/Principal

    Jimmy Ball is an award winning Creative Director, Designer and Photographer
    with experience in a wide range of projects in mobile, digital and print.
    He’s currently Director of UX and Design for Mobile Services at SirusXM.

@jimmywball

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