Creating a platform for homestay coordinators

Alunos is a platform and a mobile app that improve homestay experiences by helping schools and agencies in Canada manage homestay-related activities and facilitate communication more efficiently.

It’s been a great privilege to work with an amazing team of designers and developers in the role of a Lead Designer. Alunos is a quickly developing startup company with enormous potential growth in Canada and the U.S.

I’ve taken the task of creating design principles, UX and UI of the marketing website, custom illustration components, motion graphics and video production, and crafting promotional other materials such as a brochure, a flyer and social ad assets. Scroll down to see my achievements in this incredible project.


  • UX: research, usefflow, wireframes, mockups
  • UI for web/mobile: illustration, icons, logo
  • UI for print: brochure, flyer
  • Other: video production, motion graphics


Affinity Photo

Affinity Designer

Affinity Publisher

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Premier Pro


VS Code




My Accomplishments

Research and design system

After researching the market and the project problem, I created a concept that included the following values: safety, convenience, excitement, youth, reliability and transparency. I’ve chosen the colour pallete that represents these aspects.

Isometric illustration

I've been interested in the creation of isometric illustration for a long time as it seemed a great design tool to add a unique custom touch to a specific project. Alunos, with its vibrant colours and young audience and modern clean design, became a great opportunity for developing new skills.

From now on, I can add a refined hand-crafted illustration to all my further projects!

Here's one of my favourite articles that inspired me. It has a quick starting tutorial on how to create isometric characters and objects in Affinity Designer.

Tutorial on isometric illustration on Spotlight >

Web design

A responsive website that introduces features and benefits to the target audience, homestay specialists at schools and agencies. For this project, my role was to create visual assets and to design mockups. Then I collaborated with a team developer to launch the website using the Vue.js Quasar framework.


I'm super passionate about communicating a design-driven philosophy through custom-made presentations. Alunos had been introduced at the Volition pitch night and was awarded by the jury as the Best in Show as well as the Audience's Favourite project.


I've crafted a wide range of promotion materials for Alunos. This included a 35-page brochure for potential investors, a flyer and social media ads.


PDF brochure (3.8Mb)


Learning about various types of audiences on different social media channels led to the creation of several videos. This particular video piece was tailored for LinkedIn.