I'm Austin👋🏻. I’m a Digital Designer currently residing in Grand Rapids, 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 currently work for a digital humanities web design studio, Matrix, as their Head of Design.
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 fell in love with the program and it’s ability to alter imagery. I simply loved arranging 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 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. I redesigned and developed the website for two different film clubs, worked with my college’s design street team, helped out non-profits with rebranding their digital identities, joined forces with three different startups that were developing iOS apps, and lead the design 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 hired me as a full time employee, where I now work as their Head of Design.
Outside of Matrix, I continue to design, design and do more design. In my free time I enjoy working on several of my own side projects and daily design exercises that keep me experimenting and tinkering.
When i'm not designing, i'm most likely out exploring all of the local nature and biking trails, canoeing, making myself pour-over coffee, reading or playing a video game. I'm a minimalist, aspirant zero-waster, and nature lover.