Hello, My name is Kara-Anne Fraser
I am a UX Designer.

About me

Who I am

I am a UX Designer with a background in Graphic Design and Fine Arts and a passion for intuitive design.

I apply visual design to my work, through my understanding of the concepts of visual communication, typography, colour theory, navigation, grid systems and all other elements of user interface.

I create meaningful wireframes, sketches and prototypes in order to show and describe the structural design and presentation of information while taking into account all previously defined expectations and functionalities.

Away from designing & building things, I make craft beer, knit and ride my bike whenever I can.

What I do

I currently work for Workopolis, the authoritative source for finding jobs in Canada.

I am taking on projects at the moment, so get in touch if you think we’d make wonderful things together.


"In God we trust, all others bring data." W. Edwards Deming


I'm an experienced User Researcher. I use different methods to try to understand the user and the product: Competitive Analysis, Mental Models, Task Analysis, Card Sorting, Tree tests.

Usability Testing

Throughout the design and development process I conduct usability tests on users and team members to validate the design to ensure we are on the right track and make iterative changes to the design.


Visually communicate abstract concepts with users and team members to generate feedback.

Radid Prototyping

Get users involved early in the design process with quick and inexpensive paper prototypes. Uncover usability issues and validate design decisions based on actual user reactions.

High Fidelity Mockups & Prototypes

Apply product branding, grid structure, typography, color scheme, and icons. Quickly develop interactive prototypes with tools like UXPin or Axure. This lets the team easily distribute and observe exactly how well the product will be received before the product gets built.

Agile & Lean UX

As a user advocate, I try to write clear concise requirements. I am comfortable working with Agile teams and apply a lean UX philosophy to my methods.


"Good design is good business." Thomas J. Watson

Applicant Manager

Web Design

Job Search

Web Design

Cardinal Health wireframes

Cardinal Health

Web Design

Career Page/Branded Job Posting

Web Design

Workopolis Site Map

Information Archtecture

Applicant Flow Chart

Information Archtecture

Workopolis Style Guide

Web Design

Editorial Illustration


Book Illustration



“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ernest Hemingway

  • fish painting

    1994 – 1997

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mount Allison University

    In addition to studio classes, I took courses and seminars that fostered an understanding of art history and visual culture.

  • Green Dragon

    1999 - 2001

    Graphic Arts Diploma (Interpretive Illustration), Sheridan College

    While at Sheridan I explored both traditional and digital media. I also developed a visual philosophy to go along with my technical mastery. It was a broad-based approach that enabled me to apply what I learned across a wide range of career paths, which ultimately lead to me to a career in UX.

  • Texo Texere Texui Textum

    2002 – 2003

    Intern, Owens Art Gallery

    Conceived and curated debut art presentation Texo Texere Texui Textum. Designed exhibit catalogues and promotional materials (press releases, mailers, posters) for exhibitions. Designed and created gallery website. Assisted in the design and installation of exhibitions.

  • Sydney Opera House

    2003 – 2005

    Web Designer, Goway Travel

    Designed travel brochures, flyers, newspaper and magazine advertisements, and various other promotional material for national and international distribution. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the company’s website, while working closely with Production and Marketing departments.

  • pur minerals make up kit

    2005 – 2008

    Web Designer, Shopping Channel

    Responsible for updating and maintaining of corporate website. Collaborated with Web Producers and Marketing to create a dynamic online presence for the company and suppliers. Worked together with Web Design Team and Web Producers to create original creative concepts for website redesign.

  • Michael Pitmen - Leyton Art Gallery

    2008 – 2009

    Gallery Assistant, Leyton Art Gallery

    Designed exhibit catalogues and promotional materials (press releases, mailers, posters) for exhibitions. Designed and created gallery website. Assisted in the design and installation of exhibitions.

  • Me in Telstra Phone Booth

    2009 – 2010

    Web Designer, Telstra

    Collaborated with web producers to ensure proper maintenance of the corporate website. Applied my knowledge of industry trends and developments to improve service to clients. Assisted in the design, coding and testing of technical solutions and accurately employed company development tools (UCM, Documentum).

    I was part of a team that was focused on the continual development and enhancement of website user experience. Implemented project and development plans and was able to clearly articulate roles, project goals and timelines.

  • Workopolis Web Logo

    2010 – present

    UX Developer, Workopolis

    Created and directed good user experience design and high-level product decisions by transforming broad ideas and requirements for optimal functionality into mocks and meaningful visualizations.

    Collaborated with other designers, developers, business stakeholders and product managers, on usability and design to plan and execute design activities throughout the software development life cycle.

    Created user requirement specifications, including personas, scenarios, task analysis, detailed wireframes, flowcharts, mockups and interactive prototypes to effectively communicate the user experience and user interface elements.

    Lead research efforts to understand user needs such as usability testing, focus groups, web analytics and competitor evaluations.

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