NuMundo: Transformational Travel Platform

NuMundo is my passion project that I started several years ago to help connect people to transformational experiences around the world.

NuMundo is my passion project that I started several years ago to help connect people to transformational experiences around the world. I often tell people it is like a transformational version of Airbnb, made specifically for ecovillages and other land-based sustainability projects.
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Almost 700 centers from around the world are listed on the platform, including intentional communities, co-living spaces, ecovillages, social projects, organic farms, and retreat centers. These places offer immersive educational experiences in a variety of topics, including: permaculture, natural building, yoga, meditation, plant medicine, local languages, renewable energy, alternative economies, and much more.
My role
I am the Creative Director for NuMundo, and as such I am responsible for our brand look and feel. I've created the vast majority of the UI and UX design for the platform, plus made investor presentations, event flyers, business cards, and social media graphics. I developed our logo and overall branding.

l also take part in discussions on higher level business strategy, and help with front-end development as needed, a skill set I've been adding to my tool belt over the last several years. 
I redesigned our search directory and discovery flow recently, which we will be launching at the end of this year.
Diagrams like this help us to keep on track with good overall flow to the user experience. 
Design esthetic
I was aiming for a look that is modern, clean, colorful, and inviting. We have a somewhat niche audience, but I wanted to make these transformational experiences feel accessible to a broader range of people. 

Most of the centers on the platform are incredibly beautiful, so I took advantage of that by allowing for full-width photos of these inspirational places on their center pages.
This is the center profile page, where center managers can showcase their offerings and post items for our users to book.
This is one of the sections from our homepage, drawing users into the various locations where we have a lot of centers.
Our ambassadors pass out postcards and create connective spaces at festivals and events around the world. Below, Cosmic Convergence Festival in Guatemala on the left and Envision Festival in Costa Rica on the right.
Cryptocurrency
Recently we've been integrating cryptocurrency payments into the flow of the checkout, which is an exciting design challenge for me. This is something often asked for by our users, who are generally the sort of people who believe in the decentralization philosophy of cryptocurrency.
We will allow users to pay with 6 different cryptocurrencies. We've are using the Coinpayments api and our own custom front-end to make this possible. According to Coinpayments, our integration is the most visually attractive that they've seen.
We are also launching our own coin, to be used within the ecovillage/community ecosystem as a medium of exchange. I've had fun making graphics to explain the concept in simple terms.
This is a slide from our investor deck for NuCoin, showing how a coin can be used as a medium of exchange within the network.
Thank you!
If you'd like to, please check out the live website at numundo.org. I'll be updating and adding to this project regularly.

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