About Me

UI | UX | WORDPRESS | GRAPHIC DESIGN

I’m a UI Designer/Developer. I love creating UI (user interface) and thinking about UX (user experience) in the things I create. I’m interested in making the things I create work, whether it be a website or a program I’ve designed. Usually, people are either a good designer or a good programmer/developer. I desire to be both a good developer and designer, but my true love is design.

In 2009 I decided to try my hand at redesigning a friends website, which led me to start playing around in photoshop. I loved it so much that for the next 2 years I taught myself everything I could by going on Youtube and digesting every tutorial that I could get my hands on. After that, I had the opportunity to go back to school and chose the Web Development/IT degree at Flathead Valley Community College.

I’ve been working in the industry since 2013 when I helped Co-Found a company called DropTrip which finally brought me to Bozeman in 2015 to work on full time. After DropTrip, I attended and completed the Montana Code School in the fall of 2016. There I learned HTML/CSS/JS which stands as the basis for my Front End Development experience.

Out of Montana Code School, I was able to work as an intern in the e-commerce division at Murdoch’s Ranch and Home. There I helped to develop web pages for the companies marketing department.

Since the fall of 2017, I’ve been working for a company called Zoot Enterprises in the IT Service Desk division where I’ve been learning the ins and outs of the Linux operating system.

In the fall of 2018, I returned to school once again to seek a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Montana State University which I expect to complete sometime in 2021 I also continue to work part-time at Zoot until I graduate at MSU.

Why Work With Me

UI/UX • WEB • GRAPHIC DESIGN

I’m what is known as a Creative Problem Solver, you give me a set of problems to solve and I find a creative and effective way to give you an elagant well designed product wether it’s a web page, logo, or app design.

UI / UX
WORDPRESS
GRAPHIC DESIGN

My Work

UI/UX • WEB • GRAPHIC DESIGN
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Shawn was a pleasure to have on our team during his internship. Within a limited timeframe, he quickly dove into design tasks and saw larger projects to completion during the engagement. Shawn knows his toolset, what software to reach for, and the processes to employ when it comes to creative problem-solving.

Casey Ferguson - Vice President of Marketing, Zoot Enterprises

“Shawn is responsive, helpful and a self-starter. He helped us with a website redesign and not only came to the table with good ideas but was fast working and on schedule. Even though the project is complete, Shawn is still helpful and willing to answer questions.”

Sara Crow – Marketing Manager, CrossTx

“Shawn is a superb designer and developer. Not only is he able to come up with a very esthetic and user-friendly layout, he is able to construct it with the necessary web development tools. He would be a twofold asset to any company.”

Nicholas Marucci – Instructor, Montana Code School

“Shawn had a solid foundation in UI/UX design that proved to be very useful come course projects. His ability to charge forward into the realm of programming, further displayed his capacity to be highly trainable, as well as eager to learn. I believe he would make a great addition to any team.”

Lauren Nichols – Teaching Assistant, Montana Code School

“Shawn has been quite helpful as a co-founder of DropTrip. He is completely committed to its success and works to improve his skills and abilities on a regular basis to make that happen. He stays focused on the task at hand and clearly never stops thinking about the challenges we face and how to solve them. He is willing to jump in wherever needed.”

Doug Warner – CEO, DropTrip
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