About

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Clients I've Worked With

University of Kentucky
National Science Foundation
Ford Motor Company
NASCAR
Valvoline
A&W Restaurants
Sazerac
Buffalo Trace
Wheatley Vodka
Toyota

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.

Goal-Driven Design

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.

Collaborative Partnership

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

Related Expertise

Sketch
Figma
Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
After Effects
InVision Studio
Principle
HTML5/CSS3/JS
Front-End Development
Wordpress
Webflow

Branding

Logo Design
Identity Guidelines
Brand Guidelines
Brand Strategy

UI/UX

Web Design
Mobile Design
Interface Design
E-Commerce
Wireframing
Rapid Prototyping
Design Systems

2019 – Present
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 / Interactive Designer
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