Skip McKinstry

Skip McKinstry Designer/Writer

Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Long story short: I do design. The usual stuff: logos, brands, books, labels, brochures, ads, packaging, web sites, matchbook covers, etc. I also write. The usual stuff: ads, brochures, scripts, tweets, blogs, emails, letters home, expense reports, etc.

And with 25 years of experience I'm pretty darn good at it. Evidence?

Work Experience

The Carrot Agency (UnitedHealth Group)

Associate Creative Director

In-house creative services agency for UnitedHealth Group. Among other properties, I worked for UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits, OptumHealth, OptumHealth Bank, and OptumHealth Financial Services.
June 2007 - July 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


Marketing Planning Manager

Health care data provider. Subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group
May 2006 - June 2007 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


VP Marketing & Creative Services

Health care technology start-up. Third-party testing and certification service for HIPAA EDI compliance. Acquired by Ingenix (UHG) in 2006.
December 2000 - May 2006 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


VP Marketing

Internet-based geographic information systems for the oil & gas industry.
June 2000 - September 2001 Edmond, Oklahoma, United States

Precis Smart Card Systems

VP Creative Services

Smart card software applications developer and systems integrator.
June 1997 - April 2000 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Thinking Cap

Founding Partner

Advertising and design firm specializing in branding/corporate identity
1993 - 2001 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Oklahoma Christian University

Adjunct Instructor

Department of Art & Design
1993 - 2001 Edmond, Oklahoma, United States


Excelsior College

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Cum Laude

Albany, New York, United States