Katie Swanson

Visual & UX Designer

Seattle, WA, USA

Work Experience


Visual Designer, Amazon Restaurants

Collaborate with marketing, product, sales, and account management to create awareness of Amazon Restaurants and to drive new and repeat business.
July 2016 - Present Seattle, Washington, United States


Visual Designer, Consumables/Private Label

Lead content-related solutions across Consumables programs to deliver intuitive and compelling designs that start with the customer in mind and that are elevated based on an understanding and response to performance data, metrics, and usability studies. Responsibilities include concepting and execution of design work, receiving and incorporating internal client feedback, and maintaining consistency across media integrated campaigns while crafting content and customer experiences that drive results and raise the bar on creative standards.
January 2016 - July 2016 Washington, United States


UX Designer, Consumbles

Customer-obsessed designer that focuses on making the complicated simple and beautiful across all platforms and devices. Challenged with anticipating, envisioning and designing strategies for Amazon's e-commerce business that raise the bar and enhance Amazon's status as the world's most customer-centric company.
January 2015 - Washington, United States


UX Design Intern

Amazon Music
Conceived, designed and crafted amazing experiences for the customer facing desktop music platform. Work with platform lead designer to introduce Prime Stations and the new mini player - the numero uno customer request. Worked within an iterative design process while assisting design team in research, brainstorming, ideation, and delivery of final assets and user experience guidelines.

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June 2014 - September 2014 San Francisco, California, United States


Product Designer - Contract

Created and iterated on assets that reflect the brand, enforce the language, and inject simplicity and life into the new Groupon Merchant mobile app. Established guidelines for both national and international markets for both the iOS and Android interfaces.
March 2014 - June 2014 Savannah, Georgia, United States


Visual Design Intern

Collaborated with senior product designer, engineers, and developers to design and develop new interface to be utilized by Groupon merchants. Responsible for providing visual comps, asset deliverables, design guidelines and presentation materials for Deal Builder interface. Other projects included assisting in usability testing, visuals for mapping the product development cycle within Groupon, as well as Merchant OS/Breadcrumb presentation materials.
June 2013 - September 2013 Palo Alto, California, United States

Eat It And Like It

Graphic Designer

Responsible for production of all graphics, print and web related for Savannah’s two–time Emmy nominated TV show. Manage client website providing design, maintenance, email marketing campaigns and e-newsletters. Conceptualized and designed sales deck and marketing materials, branding and identity, promotional and advertising graphics, collateral materials, t-shirts, rack cards, subsidiary logos and motion graphics.
January 2013 - April 2014 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Savannah Bee Company

Graphic Design Intern

January 2014 - April 2014 Savannah, Georgia, United States


Graphic Designer/SCAD Collaborative Learning

Worked with diversified team of students to meet the partner’s specific needs and goals by targeting demographic groups, solving design strategies, as well as user testing and rapid prototyping. Lead graphic designer providing graphic standards for presentation, printed, interface and video mediums. Designed and led creative direction for final client deliverables including process book and presentation materials. Work obtained under one year non-disclosure agreement.
January 2013 - March 2013 Savannah, Georgia, United States

The Coca-Cola Company

Graphic Design/SCAD Collaborative Learning

Collaborated with an Industrial Design student to develop proprietary package design solutions for a subsidy of a major beverage company. Fostered designs from initial concept exploration, to 3-D comps, to finished production pieces. Designed final process book deliverable, compiling twelve working teams’ concepts. Work obtained under one year non-disclosure agreement.
January 2013 - May 2013 Savannah, Georgia, United States


Freelance Graphic Design

Consult with small businesses and individuals to build effective visual solutions, both in a print and web medium. Work includes publication and print design, web and interface design, with a specialty in typography and brand development.
April 2008 - Savannah, Georgia, United States


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

BFA Graphic Design, Interaction Design Minor

Dean’s List // Summa Cum Laude
September 2012 - November 2014 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Trident Technical College

Associate Applied Science – Digital Media

May 2012 // Summa Cum Laude
August 2008 - May 2012 Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Oakland Community College

Buisness Administration

August 2000 - May 2003 Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States


Trident Technical College

Merit Award - Digital Media


American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Student ADDY - Gold


American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Student ADDY - Best in Show


American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Student ADDY - Silver


American Advertising Federation (AAF)

District Student ADDY - Gold



Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Interface Design, Typography, UX, Website Design, Wireframing, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Suite CC, Art Direction, Branding, CSS, Graphic Design, HTML, Ideation, Infographics, Logo, Prototyping, Typography, UI,