Michael Gingras / michaelgingras.com

About me


About
I'm Michael Gingras, a UX designer with a passion for problem-solving everyday tasks. Whether it be the way we bank, or manage our media, if we can make these things faster and easier for people, it gives them more time to focus on what they really care about. It's why I love research, information architecture, and creating flows!

Q&A
What are you listening to?
The Strokes!

If not design, what?
I considered aerospace engineering and actuarial science in high school. But then I thought, would I trust me to build a rocket?

FUN FACTS
I won two guitar hero competitions when I was around 12. (No, I'm not joking, and no, I'm not proud of it)

I've been playing the drums for over ten years, and everyone I live with thinks they're too loud.

I think Easter eggs are a great way to add a personal touch to anything (Like a portfolio website, for example).





Michael Gingras


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About
I'm Michael Gingras, a UX designer with a passion for problem-solving everyday tasks. Whether it be the way we bank, or manage our media, if we can make these things faster and easier for people, it gives them more time to focus on what they really care about. It's why I love research, information architecture, and creating flows!



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Q&A
What are you listening to?
The Strokes!

If not design, what?
I considered aerospace engineering and actuarial science in high school. But then I thought, would I trust me to build a rocket?
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FUN FACTS
I won two guitar hero competitions when I was around 12. (No, I'm not joking, and no, I'm not proud of it)

I've been playing the drums for over ten years, and everyone I live with thinks they're too loud.

I think Easter eggs are a great way to add a personal touch to anything (Like a portfolio website, for example(.



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Constant

Fintech
IA
UX

With the average student carrying over $25,000 in education loans, they need a tool to help stay on top of it.

why?

The average debt-ridden student carries over $25,000 in student loans. It's a confusing and stressful long-term commitment that can set back major milestones, such as buying a home, or starting a family. It is important to understand debt and it-s complexities in order to pay it off effectively.

what?

Constant is a mobile app that breaks down the intimidating amount of students' debt into a manageable plan. It allows a recent grad to build a plan around their needs and goals. They'll have confidence in the influencing factors of their debt and how to manage it most effectively.

how?

I spoke with current students and recent graduates about their concerns towards debt. I learned that students found their debt confusing, and felt their total debt was intimidating. This guided the design of Constant, which is focused on giving the individual increased control over their debt.