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.

    • Franklin College

      Adjunct Professor|Aug, 2017Current

      Lead curriculum development and instruction for Publication Design and Web Design courses within the Pulliam School of Journalism.

      • Roncalli High School

        Part-Time Instructor|Aug, 2018Current

        Lead curriculum development and instruction for Web Design course.

        • 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