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Redesigning Curran's
e-commerce sites


The redesign of Curran's two e-commerce sites solved many problems that had manifested over the years. This redesign was part of a larger digital transformation including an updated frontend, CMS migration, and other tech stack upgrades. Curran is a small company focused on catering to design and architecture professionals, as well as design-oriented consumers.

My Role

Product Owner

Lead UX Designer

​Design System Oversight 



Figma & Figjam

Jira & Confluence


Responsive web design


We analyzed the old websites ( and and uncovered 3 main issues:

1. Unfamiliar

The customer service team spent hours on the phone and chat each week with customers who couldn't figure out the product customization interface. Users who didn't contact customer service were simply abandoning the sites.



How might we make Curran's shopping experience more familiar, browsable, and modern?


We converted our key problems into UX outcomes:

Unfamiliar → Familiar

If we do a great job of implementing a new design system then the UI will feel like a familiar shopping experience so that customers can complete the path to purchase without help from customer service.

Dated → Modern

If we do a great job of creating a new design system that is based on modern technology and design standards then the websites will be visually consistent and aesthetically appealing to design-forward customers so that they will want to shop with Curran repeatedly.

Not Browsable → Browsable

If we do a great job of restructuring the sites' navigation and provide filtering, then customers will be able to quickly and easily find what they need so that they don't have to look elsewhere for a smoother shopping experience.

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Design System

The foundation of this major update was building an atomic design system. This was the first step in achieving our goals for consistency, efficiency and flexibility. I partnered with Curran's content manager and two UI designers to ensure we expertly built all the necessary components.

Design Iteration

The new sites went through several design iterations before we had a shippable design candidate. The UI for customizable products needed to be unique to Curran's product offerings but also feel familiar. We employed progressive disclosure to make sure the customer wouldn't feel overwhelmed. 

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Final Design

After several months of getting buy-in for this major digital transformation, and several more months of design and engineering work, the sites launched in February 2023.

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"The website is extremely user friendly and intuitive, I wouldn't change anything about it."

- Alexandra B.

( tester from UserBrain)


Time spent talking or chatting to customer service about how to find a product has decreased and sales have increased.

The conversion rate is up an average of 41% across all sites

(90 days after launch compared to the previous period)


We are now keeping pace with our competitors with a  modern, simple, and much-improved experience.


When asked by customer service about one customer said,

"It looks great and was easy to read, search and filter based on my needs."

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