Jasmine Mai

DURATION

06/2019 – 08/2019


ROLE

Research

Web Design

UI/UX


TOOLS

Adobe Xd

Adobe Photoshop

Visual Studio Code


MENTOR

Jennifer Gonzalez

Corsair

I was a Web Content Specialist intern at Corsair in the summer of 2019. Corsair is a computer peripherals and hardware company for gamers.


Problem Overview

Every month, Corsair releases new products. These products get announced on Corsair's website. It is also where users can learn more about Corsair’s products, view the images of the product, and purchase them.


Responsibilities

Editing and Maintaining Web Content

I edited photos using Adobe Photoshop for A+ content, including product pages on Amazon, Newegg, etc. I also ensured that the formatting and styles are consistent across Corsair's online content pages in all supported languages (localization).


Designing

Each main product on Corsair's webpage has a landing page. I worked on a couple of product landing pages using HTML and CSS. To create one, I had to select the photos and videos that are appropriate for the page and edit photos using Photoshop. I organized the content and followed the company's design guidelines so that the design and layout of the pages are consistent with the other landing pages.


Prototyping

I worked on a redesign of a product landing page. I made multiple prototypes of the landing page for one of their most popular products, Hydro X, using Adobe Xd. This task required me to do a lot of research to find UI and UX design ideas.


Solution

The web team and I prepare the landing pages and A+ content for the new products before the release day. We select and edit photos and design landing pages. We localize the A+ content and Corsair's website so that they support multiple languages. We also make sure everything is ready to be published for the release date.


Takeaways

Editing and Maintaining Web Content

When I deployed the HTML and CSS files for the first time, it was frightening because I was afraid I might break something on Corsair's production website. I would double and triple-check every single file before deploying. After a few times, I got the hang of it, and it taught me to be more attentive.


Designing

I learned how to use Adobe Photoshop. I've never used Photoshop before, so this was the first time using Photoshop ever. I watched and read tutorials to learn how to use its features.


Prototyping

I learned new tools in Adobe Xd such as components, add-ons, repeat grids, etc. I've used the software before; however, I didn't know about components, frames, and many other shortcuts that were available. This feature made prototyping easier. When I worked on the prototypes, I created multiple versions to expand my creativity and explore different design techniques. I remember my manager telling me not to be afraid to try new things when making prototypes. So, I made a complete redesign of the landing page. Although my manager didn't decide to use my design, I learned a lot from the critiques/feedback that she gave me. When I presented my design work at the end of my internship to the Chief Operating Officer, she asked me if my design was used which made me proud of my design because I was not confident to show it. Before, I was scared because I'd seen her critique other designs for the web pages. Now, I learned to be confident and proud of my work because it's a learning process.


Tracking Issues

I learned how to use Jira to track issues with my team.

Made great friends and lots of memories with a lot of awesome interns 😊