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.


Learning Ally

Learning Ally, a company that produces resources for children with dyslexia, hired me to design some icons that are used on their website to designate different types of resources, as well as some information graphics.

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Icon design, information design


Ariel Cotton Visual Design Icons Learning Ally Infographic

These icons are used primarily on their website to identify different types of media and resources.

Ariel Cotton Visual Design Icons Learning Ally Infographic

A year later, Learning Ally contracted me to design an infographic for them. I created a different set of icons for this project, but kept them similar in style to the ones I had previously made. I designed it for a child-friendly audience, drawing heavily on the bright colors used in their identity guidelines. For the heading typeface, I used Raleway, because it is playful and inviting. The letters are also somewhat asymmetrical, which makes it easier for people with dyslexia to read.

Ariel Cotton Visual Design Icons Learning Ally Infographic

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