Clients I've Worked With
University of Kentucky
National Science Foundation
Ford Motor Company
I get asked to ‘make it pretty’ a lot. Of course I want my work to be beautiful, but I also believe good design can help solve business problems.
My creative process is driven by research and strategic thinking. I diagnose before I prescribe. I study and ask questions– a lot of questions. By taking the time to deeply understand the challenges that confront your business, I’m able to consistently deliver effective creative solutions.
I approach projects as a collaborative partnership with my clients. Client participation is encouraged early and often, as we work together to polish and refine a vague concept into a valuable creative deliverable. Constant communication and a transparent process ensure my clients always receive outstanding results.
Talent + Hustle = Profit
My clients trust me because they know they’re working with someone who is as passionate about their project as they are. When my clients succeed, I succeed. If you’re looking for a talented, motivated creative professional, I invite you to partner with someone invested in your success.
SKILLS + WORK HISTORY
2019 – Present
Senior User Interface Design Engineer,
Develops detailed user experience deliverables including personas, journey maps, wireframes and prototypes to effectively communicate design ideas. Collects critical research data via dynamic workshops, focus groups, user interviews, and usability tests to inform design decisions. Delivers assets necessary to contribute to a robust agile development cycle, including annotated sketches, low-fidelity comps and wireframes, user/transaction flows, site maps, prototypes and navigation models. Collaborates with team members to focus on integrating best practices in usability, analytics, accessibility, responsive design, social media marketing, cross-platform strategy and agile development.
Interactive Designer, Cornett
Leads the conceptualization, wire-framing, prototyping, interaction and visual design, and front-end markup for interactive and digital projects, including websites, web apps, mobile web, and mobile app design. Creates responsive web designs that match the design aesthetic of Cornett's respective clients. Works on large-scale websites that require many phases of design, from wire-framing to moodboards, design systems, to final design. Communicates design-thinking to clients and stakeholders. Maintains high skill levels in software programs required to perform assigned job functions.
2015 – 2018
Senior Communications Director,
University of Kentucky
Led all communication efforts on behalf of the UK Center for Applied Energy Research, interpreting complex scientific data and translating the information into accessible designs and engaging content. Produced, distributed, and maintained all print, web, and video content for the program. Coordinated with several project teams to organize and promote various programmatic events.
2014 – 2015
Design Strategist, Zipie
Successfully managed and coordinated a vast array of graphic design projects from concept to launch, including print and digital marketing campaigns, brand identity packages, website design and development. Collaborated with various departments to produce high quality work while meeting deadlines and fulfilling project requirements.
2010 – 2014
Graphic Designer, Phinix
Effectively translated highly technical information and data into engaging design for newsletters, promotional materials and print collateral. Created design theme and graphics for marketing and sales presentations, promotional videos, and corporate websites.
Austin McKinney / UX Designer