👋🏼 hi, I'm Katie Swanson

Visual designer

Focused on creating exceptionally useful products that perform as good as they look to help gain a competitive advantage and grow businesses even further.

I like to make things awesome

Personally, I think this is best read in Morgan Freeman's voice:

I'm a Seattle based designer with over six years of experience across the product development lifecycle, a fantastic work ethic and a massive love and passion for what I do. User experience and creative problem solving is at the core of everything that I do because I believe successful design is not made in silo, but in collaboration with those it directly affects. I'm every dog’s best friend, a coffee and breakfast enthusiast, lover of awesome things and all around pixel nerd.

Expedia Partner Central

Visual designer
May 2017 - July 2018
I had the opportunity to work with the Expedia Partner Central global product marketing team to concept and produce marketing initiatives to help drive key messaging for partner adoption and engagement. I designed new print and digital templates, brand asset collateral and guidelines while assisting in adoption of the global Expedia Group rebrand.

Amazon Restaurants

Visual Designer
July 2016 - November 2016
Working alongside the product marketing team, I designed and developed Amazon Restaurant’s first worldwide brand style guide. I lead conception and design of brand-consistent digital and print marketing collateral to create awareness of Amazon Restaurants to drive acquisition, engagement, and brand loyalty.

Wickedly Prime

UX/Visual Designer
November 2015 - July 2016
Working with the Private Brands retail and marketing team, I redesigned the consumables shopping experience detail page to elevate the purchasing experience for the highly anticipated launch of Amazon’s private-label, Wickedly Prime. The redesigned page provided the opportunity to delight customers with a more immersive content experience than is currently scalable for standard retail products.

education

BFA GRAPHIC DESIGN
INTERACTION DESIGN MINOR

2012-2014
Summa Cum Laude
Savannah College of Art and Design

AAS DIGITAL MEDIA
AAS COMMERCIAL GRAPHICS

2009-2012
Summa Cum Laude
Trident Technical College

I believe personal education should never end. Never under estimate the internet, it's amazing what you can teach yourself if you're devoted to learning.

experience

FREELANCE designer, KATIESWANSON.DESIGN

January 2008 - Present
Services run the gamut from branding, website design to apparel graphics

VISUAL designer, EXPEDIA

May 2017- Present
Expedia Partner Central, Global Product Marketing - B2B

UX/VISUAL designer, AMAZON

January 2015 - November 2017
Consumables Customer Experience,  Wickedly Prime, Treasure Truck, Amazon Restaurants

PRODUCT designer, GROUPON

February 2014 - June 2014
Groupon Merchant mobile app, iOS/Android

UX DESIGN INTERN, AMAZON MUSIC

June 2014 - August 2014
Amazon Music, desktop app

VISUAL DESIGN INTERN, GROUPON

June 2013 - August 2013
Merchant Design, Deal Builder

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I've excluded that time my Mom won a pie baking contest and gave me her trophy 🏆

Let's build something awesome together.

I'd love to hear from you. I'm also okay with you randomly tagging me in pictures of cute dogs on Instagram 🐕.

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