Strategic UI/UX Design: Where Creativity Meets Functionality

I’m Shawn Farnum, a UI/UX designer who excels at crafting digital environments optimized for a wide user base. My expertise is grounded in a degree from Montana State University and a rich tapestry of experiences that span across various industries, including fintech, healthcare, and augmented reality.

I am skilled in outlining and coordinating UX projects from inception to completion. This includes conducting in-depth market research, developing target personas, and creating wireframes and prototypes. My robust communication skills ensure seamless collaboration with cross-functional teams and stakeholders. My design process is data-driven and user-focused, resulting in interfaces that are visually stunning, intuitive, and aligned with business goals.

In line with industry-standard practices of agility and iterative development, I am familiar with agile methodologies and component libraries. My proficiency in design software like Figma, Sketch, and Adobe Creative Suite is complemented by my comfort in working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, facilitating smoother developer handoffs. I am eager to bring my proactive, organized approach and unwavering commitment to excellence to any team.

In addition to my primary focus on UI/UX, I possess a comprehensive skill set in Graphic Design, HTML/CSS, and WordPress. These additional portfolios showcase my versatility and commitment to holistic design and development solutions.

Case Studies


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


Let’s Connect: I’m eager to engage in meaningful collaborations and discussions with fellow designers and industry professionals. Currently seeking full-time opportunities in UI/UX design, I’m open to both remote and in-person roles. Reach out to discuss how we can create impactful digital experiences together.

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    Bozeman, MT