Katie Blackman, Designer in Denver, CO, United States
Katie Blackman

Designer in Denver, CO, United States

Member since October 6, 2020
For more than 15 years, Katie has worked in large design teams, as a solo designer, and, most recently, for startups. She specializes in user experience, responsive web design, app design, branding, and development (HTML/CSS). Her designs are eminently engaging, and she cultivates alignment to ensure the integrity of design from concept through implementation. As a former startup founder, Katie excels when working at high speed and collaborating on iterative designs.
Katie is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Head of Design

    2018 - 2020
    Cactus (Kinecho)
    • Designed a mindfulness app where users could journal their thoughts and reveal insights on how positive their writing was and what emotions came through.
    • Led the brand strategy, which we used to inform early interface choices and guide us toward our broader vision.
    • Focused on product strategy, design, UX, and development.
    • Worked in an Agile environment with rapid prototyping and constant deployment.
    • Collaborated and participated in every phase from inception to implementation.
    Technologies: Product Design, User Experience (UX), Whimsical, Vue.js, CSS, HTML, Sketch, Figma
  • Senior UX Engineer

    2013 - 2019
    Craftsy (Bluprint)
    • Launched new social discovery, community, and monetization for over 12 million users.
    • Played a key role in two major launches and the acquisition by NBC.
    • Created a living design system to foster cohesion in our work from design to implementation.
    • Polished features in the code so that engineers could focus on more technical functionality.
    Technologies: Product Design, User Experience (UX), OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, React, CSS, HTML, Adobe CC, Sketch

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism
    1999 - 2003
    Iowa State University - Ames, IA, USA

Experience

Location

Denver, CO, United States

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