I am Ariel Cotton.  I'm an artist, UI/UX designer, & maker of interactive things.

I craft beautiful, human-centered interfaces for web and mobile applications. I draw and write comics about life in Berlin and New York City. I even tinker with electronics and make interactive art from time to time.


Interactive design


UI/UX design, product design, visual design, identity & branding

For this electronics parts search engine, I designed a feature that enables users to view and download CAD drawings for specific parts. I also redesigned the company blog.



UI/UX design, product design, web development

A Berlin-based design studio had me do the design and front-end development for their website and an internal social media platform for their network of artists, designers, and makers.



UI/UX design, product design

I was the mobile UI/UX designer for a language-learning app used by refugees coming primarily from Syria to the EU.



UI/UX design, product design, design systems

I did UI/UX design and contributed to the design system for a suite of desktop and mobile applications used by a global real estate company to manage all their operations, from letting advertisements, to transactions, to communication with their tenants.



Product design, UI design, icon design, illustration

I designed user interfaces and illustrated graphics for brain exercise games and a mindfulness app.


Otto Versand

Interaction design, visual design, information design, web development

For this Austrian online shop, I designed and developed an interactive map displaying the vegan flavors and U-Bahn location of every ice cream shop in Vienna.



UI/UX design, product design, identity & branding, information design, web development, illustration

A colleague enlisted my help to design the user interface, branding and website for an emergency networking product.

Winner of a Stage 1 Design Concept Award in the Mozilla Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society Challenge


MASS Exchange

Product design, UI design, visual communications design, web development

I was the UI designer for this futures trading platform. I also developed prototypes in HTML and CSS.


The Song Shul

Visual design, identity & branding, logo design, web development

I crafted a logo and brand identity for this Toronto-based, music-focused synagogue, and designed and developed their website.