B. W.

User Interface Design and Brand Designer

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Experience: 20 Years
Location: Kansas City, MO

Overview

I have been a freelance designer for over 20 years. I have had the opportunity to freelance design for Fortune 500 brands ie: Microsoft, Sprint, Dell, and others. My real love though is to make the "small guys" and startups look good and compete in a bigger market. I have been told a good selling point on my services is: my ability to name a company, start a brand, pick the colors, flush out the brand typography, design the website, design the icons for the site, build the site, work on search engine optimization, and promote with social media, all within a few weeks time for a client. I’m enthralled by the color, layout, pattern and typography of branding, and I love to apply this outlook to user interface design and interactive work. I have developed a strong foundation in interactive brand strategy. I enjoy connecting and collaborating with design studios and designers that share similar loves in brand, ui design, and interactive design. My wife of 19 years is the love of my life and we have three kids ages 15, 11, and 6.

Experience

TriLion Studios - Creative director / Art director 2009-2017B. W. Design - Freelance / Contract User Interface Design / Branding 1996-20172015 Apprentice Institute brand and full custom WordPress build. Experience site, conference sites, and branding strategies for Friends University. ASCE full redesign 2014. 4 million members. Art direction, UI / UX Design, design.2009 DFA Annual Meeting conference brand, 110' stage design, and signage throughout major hotel.Microsoft Developers conference full branding and conference design. 2006Personality™ - Graphic Designer - 2002-2007Pixeltonic 1999-2000 - Web Designer / Illustrator

Agencies I've Worked For

5 SiteVMLTwo WestSaxumDFCBlacklight
Beaconfire RedFoursquarePersonalityB-MooreGlitschka StudiosProffer Productions
Callahan CreekPixeltonicBlam!Hava StudiosThe Creative GroupOut of Bounds

Education / Qualifications

Kansas University, Lawrence KSMilwaukee Institute of Art and Design 1994 (half ride scholarship) Milwaukee, WIBiola University - La Mirada, CAAdobe Creative Suite Continued Education 2010Photography / Residual income continued education 2016

Skills

Adobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopIllustrationiPad UI Design
iPhone UI DesignLogo DesignSketchUser interface design
Web designApp DesignBranding

Awards

Logo design inclusion. Logo Lounge Book 9.Logo design inclusions. Logo Masters Book 4.Logo design inclusions. Logo Masters Book 3.Logo design inclusion. Logo Lounge Book 6.Webby award - 2009.Silver and Gold Addies. 1/2 Ride scholarship to Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Burton Pell Award for artistic excellence.

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Brian Killen

Founder & CEO at Car Kno LLC

Sep 29th 2016
B. does great work. I've used him on numerous projects and have always been happy with the quality, timelines and communication. I highly recommend Brian.
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Jodi Higbee, CSM, CPO

Leading Companies to the Most Efficient Project Management Strategies | "Work Smarter, Not Harder"

Mar 27th 2017
I worked with B. for the entire UX and design phase of a website redesign I was managing. His creative and UX skills really brought the project to the next level, to the point that the client approved the initial design without any changes. His custom icons for the project really helped us illustrate specific subsets of content, and he worked closely with the developer once past the design phase to ensure a seamless transition.
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Emily Malatesta

Senior Project Manager at Instructional Coaching Group

Feb 14th 2018
B. W. has been amazing to work with. He has designed beautiful websites for our organization, as well as amazing promotional photos and video for social media. Our marketing efforts have been successful because of the help we've received from Brian. I look forward to partnering with him on future projects and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for cutting-edge web-design and marketing or promotional material.
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Jennifer Hinson

Owner at Lou & Co Hair Studio

Feb 14th 2018
B. and his team have been very helpful over the last 8 years, helping us to build our brand. I can’t say enough good things about them, I would highly recommend for and small or large projects.
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Ruth Ryschon

Instructional Coaching Group

Feb 15th 2018
B. has been very helpful with all of our internet and computer questions and needs. He set up our website to facilitate online registrations and payments for our workshops and events. And any time we have a question or a need, he is available to help us and work things through with us. He is very patient in assisting people like me who are limited in their understanding of how computers and websites work! We appreciate working with Brian!
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Bryan Boots

Ainstein Inc.

Feb 21st 2018
B. W. and Tri-Lion Studios have been true partners for us to work with. They took the time to understand our business and our goals before sitting down to design a webpage, to be sure that what we got was what we truly needed. B. is very capable on the web design side, but he also meshes this capability with an understanding of our business model to develop the best options for us. He not only is helpful and quick in responding, but he also has experience with enough different types of companies and marketing strategies that we can bounce ideas off of him and have him help us gauge the likelihood of success, based on his experience. Highly recommended!
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