Creating has always been my passion. Design combines my love of problem solving with diverse opportunities for visual exploration. I enjoy experimenting with digital and analog methods of making and learning about new technology and applications. I find user interaction fascinating and focus on designing for clear, impactful experiences.
I am currently based in Kansas City, working as a UI/UX Designer with Citrusbyte. I received my BFA in Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and I've worked on projects in web design, branding & identity, environmental graphics and advertising for clients large and small.
November 2016 – Present
June 2014 – April 2016
Special Edition Co.
Founder & Designer
August 2014 – Present
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Print & Digital Design Intern
January – May 2014
Kansas City Art Institute
Communications Team Designer
August 2013 – March 2014
Creative Intern & Contract Designer
June – August 2013
La Cucaracha Press
Print & Graphic Design Intern
June – August 2012
2011 – Present
Kansas City Art Institute
BFA in Graphic Design
2011 – 2014
Columbus College of Art & Design
2010 – 2011
AIGA Kansas City
AIA Kansas City Monsters of Design Awards
2015 | Best in Show
Adobe Above the Fold Design Awards
2014 | Best in Show, Web Design, App Design
AIGA Kansas City A10
2014 | Award Winner
Kansas City Art Institute Design Awards
2014 | Armin Hofman Award for rigor, diligent process and commitment to design. Jan Tschichold Award for growth and transformation.
AIGA Kansas City A9
2013 | Award Winner
Card Dsgn - Feature of Alexis Gallardo business cards
I-D Magazine - Feature of RVSVR Zine
RVSVR Zine - Work created with Special Edition Co. featured in zine. Launch parties for the zine in Melbourne & LA included large scale design prints.
KCDW - Created custom promos for 2017 Kansas City Design Week
k-t-l-g - Video / Interview feature for Special Edition Co.
EYE x EAR - Collaboration with The Gradients / Special Edition Co. Curated work from 70+ audio/visual artists & put on an exhibition in Brooklyn focused on an exploration of sensual experience. Also contributed two custom visuals.
Pitch Zine - Feature of Special Edition Co.
Fount Magazine - Feature in "Plant a Mountain" Edition/Exhibitions in Berlin & Dortmund
Chroma Magazine - Feature in The Red Issue
Neue Goods - Creators Series Interview
AIGA Members Gallery
Ultralab Apps - Work featured on Pattern Soup App
Adobe Muse Web Design Showcase - Site of the Day & Site of the Year
Computer Arts Magazine
Hightone Publishing - Excellent Branding/Identity 2
AIGA Get Out the Vote - National Exhibition Feature
Graphic Design, UI/UX, Web Design, Branding & Identity, Art Direction, Print/Layout Design, Motion Graphics, Interactive Design, Information Architecture, Wireframing, User Research/Usability Testing, Signage & Wayfinding, Social Media Management, Photo/Video, Screen Printing, Illustration, Letterpress Printing