Dark-Platypus Studios CASE STUDY

Dark-Platypus Studio

He runs an e-commerce and blog site that sells custom miniatures, game merch, roleplaying games, tabletop gaming materials, and artwork. 


Senior Web Developer


2020 – 2020

Target Platform


Design Process
  • Requirements
  • Wireframes
  • Research
  • User Testing
  • Design Iterations
  • SEO Tracking, and Reporting
  • Website Re-Design and Launch


This was a Website Overhaul for a client. He wanted it linked in with his social network feeds so it also showed up on his website when he posted there. He wanted the same logo and color scheme but otherwise, the entire layout of the website was redone, as was the shopping cart system. 


I quickly sketched up some wires with the requirements.


Next, I began taking screenshots of his current website on Desktop as well as on iOS and Android devices. My goal was to get the required features into an interface that was familiar and intuitive to each user, but fresher than its current look and feel. Jotting down notes on what I saw at first glance could be potential functionality issues. Then we scheduled a call to go over everything. 
I asked open-ended questions to find out what he liked or wanted to keep, what he was unsure of, and what he wanted changes on as well as what he disliked of its current layout and functionality. Plus any other revisions he may have wanted. We came up with these for layout and changes (see screenshots to the left). Next was to implement the changes.  

Design + Testing

After reviewing the notes with Andy, I implemented all the required changes and alterations while keeping the items he wanted. I migrated the inventory over via WooCommerce and we tested the functionality of the website and the store and payment system. 
We made a few revisions in its aesthetics but overall he was happy with the completion of the project. 

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North Carolina, USA
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Erin Rabideau
Ruya Mira LLC