My graduate education began in September 2021 with HCDE 518: User-Centered Design. Over the course of several months, I went through the human-centered design process in a group with three of my peers. Based on our personal experiences as learners and tutors, we wanted to tackle the challenge faced by students who are learning in English as a second language, and help devise a means for them to improve their academic writing skills in a way that was both productive and encouraging. We began with user research, speaking to both ESL students and subject matter experts. We synthesized our research findings and began a long journey of ideation, design, and iteration. After creating a prototype we conducted user testing, which helped us refine our final prototype. We ultimately created a writing platform which facilitates collaboration between students and educators and streamlines communication between writer and reviewer. More details about our process, as well as the artifacts we produced, can be found in the attached blog post.