Laura standing inside of an arboretum, where she is smiling with her head slightly tilted

Laura Gallisá

Some Work

Dropbox

At Dropbox I worked on an experimental native macOS experience 🔒 on a small team of research and engineering. I also helped to run the new grad designer program.

I also designed onboarding for Dropbox Home to introduce useful new ways to retrieve files.

Modal overlaying the Dropbox Home interface. It says 'Welcome to your new Dropbox home!' and it has a button that says 'Show me around'.
A magnifying glass-like circle is hovered over a Paper doc in the Dropbox Home interface. There's a blue box explaining that because that Paper doc was recently viewed, you can get back to it quickly with the Recently Viewed section.

I also explored ways to incorporate our new brand into the product, ranging from iconography sets to an internal particles library in native Swift, which was quickly adopted in various onboarding screens and tooltips.

A document with usage guidelines for a Particles library created in native swift.
A set of artboards with a broad exploration of iconography treatments ranging from inverted color to texture.

I also launched multiple landing pages for various projects 🔒. One featured stars and constellations, built by dynamically generating objects on an HTML5 canvas and using a shortest path formula create the effect of constellations.

Twitch

At Twitch I co-founded their design system and styles framework where I contributed core components and ramped up new designers. The accessible, modular system now fuels all of twitch.tv.

The Bricks component in the Twitch design system, showing version updates and BEM building blocks.
The Colors page in the Twitch design system, showing off accessibility contrast ratios of the Twitch color scheme.
A quick-start landing page in the Twitch design system, showing off a npm and grunt commands to get started.

I also designed and built the Twitch 2015 Retrospective, a performant single-page scroller with illustrations animated with CSS and JS. This was a particularly challenging project that required strategic art direction in order to meet a tight deadline. The page is no longer live, but you can read about it here.

The first screen of the Twitch 2015 Retrospective says 'Welcome Home' and shows a house in the sky.
The final screen of the Twich 2015 Retrospective says 'Thank You' and shows Glitch made out of clouds.

I also worked as the sole designer on the Twitch Creative team, most well known for airing the Bob Ross and Julia Child marathons that pulled in millions of viewers.

On Twitch Creative, I worked on a wide range of things to carve out a space for artists on Twitch, including a Creative landing page and designing Community pages. I also created the foodBacon, foodKappa, foodWaffle, and foodButter emotes.

The user interface for Communities on Twitch, featuring a large customizable banner and different live streams to choose from.
A landing page for Twitch Creative featuring a large, magical floating pencil.
Twitch's BibleThump emoji wearing too-big and too-small chef hats.
Twitch's Bacon emoji, smiling and with jagged comic book-style lines around it.
Twitch's Butter emoji, making a face as if it thinks its really cool.

Tendigi

My career began at Tendigi, a design and development agency where I lead their identity overhaul, resulting in a redesigned website, case study templates, and social media templates.

A landing page for Tendigi feature bold text and a pink neon photographic background of a person using a switch board.
A website footer featuring the quote: 'Clean code, thoughtful design, beautiful products.'