I'm Austin. I’m a Digital Designer currently residing in East Lansing, Michigan. I specialize in UI/UX, Interaction & Web Design, but dabble in everything from frontend development, to logo/icon design, to experimental graphic design. I am also rather obsessed with dystopic scifi genres, and the clash of geometric and organic forms. I currently work for a digital humanities web design studio, Matrix, as their Head of Design, and also work remotely as the Design Lead for DishRoots, a startup focused on designing an authentic dish discovery platform.
If you're interested in working together, have feedback for this site or any of my works, or just want to say "hey," please feel free to get in touch!
It all started in middle school when my dad handed me his bootlegged copy of photoshop. I instantly fell in love with the program and the ability to alter imagery, and arrange digital shapes and typography to make my own unique compositions. I soon found myself designing myspace avatars, facebook cover photos and album artwork for my all of my friends, and all of their many bands. I was in love with the craft of digital design.
I went to Michigan State University and studied Interactive Web Design with a specialization in Design. Here I fell even deeper in love with digital design, and become apart of many groups that focused on digital media. I redesigned and developed the website for two different film clubs, I worked with a street team that helped out non-profits by rebranding their identities for the greater good, I worked with two startups that were developing iOS apps, and worked as the lead designer for the Michigan State Hackathon, Spartahack. I also worked for Matrix, a digital humanities web design studio as a student designer and developer. After graduation, they just had to hire me as a full time employee, where I now work as their Head of Design.
Outside of Matrix, I continue to design, design & do more design. I work remotely for a startup in California, DishRoots, where I work on iOS and Web design. I also find time to work on several of my own side projects, and daily exercises that keep me experimenting and tinkering within the realms of digital design.
When i'm not designing, i'm probably walking and hiking all of the local nature trails, making myself a hot pour-over coffee, or reading and learning about something new. I've recently fallen in love with zen-ing out, learning how to meditate and do yoga, becoming a minimalist, and how to properly shoot a DSLR.