About Me

Hey there! My name is Erika Hoff and I'm from Simi Valley, CA. My passions reside in the User Experience Design field where I enjoy visual design and user research. I'm also a graphic design minor so getting the opportunity to create something using my brain and a computer is always fun. Once I graduate I intend to move somewhere into the entertainment industry, with my dream job being in the UX design department of Marvel at Disney.

Featured Projects


This semester of IM 366 has focused on teaching students how to apply their skills to the working world by connecting them with clients to make functioning websites.
  • FUSE
    • Bradley University is a college dedicated to its students and furthering their education with real-life experience. We designed their FUSE website to represent all the students and the work they have done over the past year, especially those that have been part of real projects.
  • Jolt Harm Reduction
    • Jolt foundation is a harm reduction and substance use disorder non-profit that empowers those to take control of their lives with compassion and kindness. We designed their new site to help Jolt provide resources and services for any in need with no judgment. The foundation offers medications, treatments, and counseling for anyone in the Peoria, IL area, ready to improve their strengths.
  • LULA
    • LULA provides street support and peer advocacy for those currently experiencing housing and/or food insecurity in the Peoria, Illinois area. We designed their site to provide deeper clarity about LULA and their services, to help serve the greater Peoria community.
  • Dance Connection Bartonville
    • Dance Connection of Bartonville is the leading dance company serving Bartonville and the Greater Peoria Area since 1989, they offer dance, tumbling, private classes, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and more. We train with our dancers to do charity performances for non-profits organizations to encourage our young dancers to get involved and be active citizens in the community. We designed their new website to facilitate a better user experience and to increase the reach of their studio.
The User Experience Design students create a tablet UI/UX design using a user-centered design approach to develop high-fidelity mobile designs with OSF Jump. The students were tasked to design easy-to-use mobile healthcare apps to be used by homeless shelter residents and clients to help manage better health (and maintenance). Topics are foot care, diabetes management, nutrition, mental health assistance, addiction resources, etc. Also, the tablets connect users to resources (OSF telehealth connections, public health links), provide access to MyChart (OSF EHR/EPIC), and links to social determinants of health resources (housing/shelter, food, security transportation, employment, etc.).