Joey Kirk

I'm a designer, developer, writer, and dad.

Indianapolis, IN

I'm passionate about sharing my craft with others, focused on building things of worth, and enjoying time with my kids.

Work Experience

  • Made by Munsters

    Co-founder|Jan, 2008Current

    Founded and currently running a user experience/user interface design and full-stack development shop. We've worked with several businesses and startups around the world, from web to mobile to branding projects.

    • Bloc, Inc.

      Curriculum Developer, UX & UI|Sep, 2013Aug, 2016

      Lead content writer and developer for Bloc's UX/UI design curriculum, teaching apprentices to learn web and user interface design, along with front-end development skills. Hired a team of remote mentors to facilitate student learning.

      • HighGear Media

        Lead Designer|Mar, 2012Sep, 2013

        Led all visual direction for the startup based in Menlo Park, California. Developed user interactions, user interface design, and user testing processes for all projects. Led mobile product development.

        • Tribune Company

          User Experience Lead|May, 2009Mar, 2012

          Managed a team of designers, information architects, and interaction designers. Designed user interfaces for various products, including mobile, web and other emerging technologies.

          • The Arizona Republic

            Visual Journalist and Designer|Jan, 2007May, 2009

            Designed the sports section and special projects for the daily newspaper reaching nearly 400,000 readers. Helped create a redesign of the newspaper, along with special projects for azcentral.com.

            Education

            • Texas Tech University

              Master of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies|Jan, 2006Aug, 2007

              Emphasis in Journalism, Marketing and Sport Management GPA: 3.8

            • Texas Tech University

              Bachelor of Arts - Journalism|Aug, 2002Dec, 2005

              Served as Writer, Sports Editor, Managing Editor, and Editor in Chief of The Daily Toreador, the student-run newspaper on campus. GPA: 3.45

            Skills

              • HTML
              • CSS
              • Sass
              • Design
              • UI Design
              • UX Design
              • User Research
              • Usability Testing
              • A/B Testing
              • jQuery
              • JavaScript
              • Ruby on Rails