Kennedy Design, Inc.

I’m Erik Kennedy. I’m an independent UX and UI designer based in Seattle, Washington. In addition to client work, I also write, speak, and teach about design.

Erik Kennedy

Design Work

From initial concepts to coded prototype, I offer full-stack design services for small to large businesses. I’ve worked with everyone from Y-Combinator startups to Fortune 100 companies.

Let's Create Something

Selected Projects

Equal Opportunity Schools

Equal Opportunity Schools

User research · Interaction Design · Visual Design

Hubster.tv

Hubster.tv

User research · Interaction Design · Front-End Development

Tulare Agricultural Products

Tulare Agricultural Products

User research · Interaction Design · Visual Design

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.”

Design Writing

My design writing has been read by over 1 million people. A selection is listed below. For more, join my newsletter, where I infrequently publish in-depth articles and tutorials on design.

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI

Published on Medium

Readers Are Saying

Charles Warren

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

Charles Warren

One of the best, most simplistic design resources I’ve ever come across.”

Other Writing

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

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

Published at Smashing Magazine

Color in UI Design: A Practical Framework

Color in UI Design: A Practical Framework

Published on Medium

Creating Non-Rectangular Headers

Creating Non-Rectangular Headers

Published at CSS-Tricks.com

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Learn UI Design

I’ve taught hundreds of students the fundamentals of user interface design – color, typography, layout, process – via my online video course, Learn UI Design.

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.”

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!”

Speaking

I’ve spoken in the US and abroad at conferences, business, meet-ups, and universities, such as Yale and Berkeley. If you are interested in having me speak at your institution, please contact me.

Speaking Inquiries