Strategic UI/UX Design: Where Creativity Meets Functionality

I’m Shawn Farnum, a seasoned UI/UX designer with an innovative UI/UX design portfolio. I am passionate about creating digital environments for diverse users. My journey in design began in the late 1990s at The Art Institute in Seattle. Although I did not complete my degree there, it sparked my enduring love for design.

I continued my education at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, MT. There, I studied Web Design in 2009/2010. This experience was pivotal. It led me to the Graphic Design School at Montana State University. I graduated from the School of Arts and Architecture with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2021.

My portfolio showcases my innovative UI/UX design work. It highlights my journey and the diverse projects I have undertaken. My background includes experiences in fintech, healthcare, and augmented reality.

I lead UX projects from the ground up. This involves market research, creating target personas, and designing wireframes and prototypes. My strong communication skills help me collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders. I focus on a data-driven, user-centric design approach. This produces interfaces that are visually appealing and easy to use.

I stay current with industry trends. I embrace agile methods and use component libraries to stay flexible and efficient. I am proficient in tools like Figma, Sketch, and Adobe Creative Suite. I also have a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This ensures smooth transitions when working with developers. My approach is proactive and organized. I am committed to excellence and bring this to any team I join.

Beyond UI/UX, I have skills in Graphic Design, Web Design, and WordPress. This shows my dedication to comprehensive design and development solutions. My portfolio reflects my journey and versatility. It demonstrates my commitment to pushing the boundaries of digital design.


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


Drop me a line, I love collaborating and talking with other designers. While I’m always available for one-off UI/UX work, my main focus is finding full-time, remote, or in-person employment opportunities.

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    Bozeman, MT