Erik Kennedy

I am an independent UX/UI designer based in 🌧️ Seattle, WA

Design Work

Please Note:

I am currently seeking out UX/UI clients primarily in two spaces:

  1. Cutting-edge physical technologies such as quantum computing, private spaceflight, materials science, etc.
  2. Digital products that bring analytical rigor to improving the world – e.g. effective altruism, evidence-based medicine.
Let's work together

Case Study:

MDCalc

A responsive site for the world’s #1 medical calculator

UX design · UI design · Front-end prototype development
Mobile MDCalc mockup Tablet MDCalc mockup

Coming Soon:

GiveWell

Boosting donations to the world’s most effective charities

UX design · UI design
Givewell.org mockup

Other Clients Include:

My Clients Say:

Gabe Clapper

I can’t get over how fast Erik worked… [I] had no trouble handing him a half-completed design and then showing our product VP the working version in code later that day.”

Let's Work Together

Teaching Design

I’ve taught thousands of people UI and UX design via my online courses:

  1. Learn UI Design. Everything you need to know to design beautiful, professional-looking apps and become a UI designer – color, typography, layout, and more.
  2. Learn UX Design. Everything you need to know to design intuitive, user-friendly apps and become a UX designer – user research, testing, interaction design, and more.
Learn UI Design: The Video Course
Jeremiah Shoaf

Learn UI Design is an incredibly comprehensive course that will set you on a path to becoming a professional UI Designer… deep, practical knowledge straight from an industry professional.”

Chris Coyier

I’ve been watching Erik Kennedy’s Learn UI Design course to bone up a bit... If you're serious about wanting to get better at design, this is the course for you.”

Kelly Kuran

The color videos BLEW MY MIND! This is EXACTLY what I’ve needed to learn for years. I could never name it, but you just showed me. I’ve been paying attention to color for decades, and have NEVER seen this ANYWHERE. Thank you, Erik!”

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Design Writing

My design writing has been read by over 1 million people. A selection is listed below. For (much) more, check out my blog and my design newsletter.

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI

Published at Learn UI Design

The King vs. Pawn Game of UI Design

The King vs. Pawn Game of UI Design

Published at A List Apart

Copy if You Can: Improving Your UI Design Skills With Copywork

Improving Your UI Design Skills With Copywork

Published at Smashing Magazine

4 Rules for Intuitive UX

4 Rules for Intuitive UX

Published at Learn UI Design

Readers Are Saying:

Charles Warren

Excellent framework, examples, and illustrations. An MFA in 11 minutes.”

Mike Rundle

This is the best article I’ve ever read on the details of user interface design... Incredible stuff.”