Photo of Austin McKinney, Product Designer, standing in a garden.

About

About

About

About

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Seen here with his son / art director, River.
Who I amAustin McKinney is an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer specializing in user experience and product design.
He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2011 with a BA in English. Austin's work explores the crossroads of strategy, design and technology. His projects have included the design of brand identity, publications, packaging, environments, exhibitions, websites, user interfaces and software.

His clients represent a broad, eclectic range of industries including real estate developments, higher education, healthcare, restaurants, and automobile manufacturing.
Over the past 10 years, Austin has had the opportunity to work with organizations such as Humana, the National Science Foundation, Valvoline, Ford Motor Company, NASCAR, the University of Kentucky, Keeneland, Buffalo Trace, A&W Restaurants, and Toyota.

Austin’s work has been recognized by Brand New, Awwwards, Mind Sparkle Mag, and the World Brand Design Society.
Awards + Publications

Experience

  • Lead Interactive Designer
    — Humana, Pharmacy
    2021—Present
  • Sr. User Interface Design Engineer
    — Humana, Enterprise Architecture
    2019—2021
  • Interactive Designer
    — Cornett IMS
    2018—2019
  • Senior Communications Officer
    — University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research
    2015—2018