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I’m Justin McDowell, a designer and developer living in Olympia, Washington. I have over 20 years of experience on the web, including UX design, visual and UI design, and front-end development.

Selected Work

  • The Evergreen State College (2012–Present)

    I currently work for Evergreen on the Web Team as the sole front-ender, doing all design and front-end development for the website and related applications. I also lead the UX Team in improving experiences for all of the school’s digital applications.

  • The Arbor Day Foundation (2005–2012)

    Previously, I worked in-house for the Arbor Day Foundation, a national non-profit that plants trees around the world. I did design, front-end development, and some back-end development on their website, as well as on several distinct foundation properties, such as a hotel, tourist attraction, and training program.

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    Additional Work

    I’ve done various other sites, logos, and design projects, but I haven’t made new pages for them yet. In the meantime, contact me if you’d like to see more examples of my work.

Selected Appearances

I’ve written for A List Apart and The Interconnected and have spoken at CSS Conference, Empire Conference, Cascadia Fest, and Devsigner Conference, among others.

Selected Writings

In addition to my professional publications, I also write on my blog. It’s often related to design or the web, or on the occasional personal diversion. Here are a few of my favorites.

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The Evergreen State College (2012–Present)

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I currently work for Evergreen on the Web Team as the sole front-ender, doing all design and front-end development for the website and related applications. I also lead the UX Team in improving experiences for all of the school’s digital applications.

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The Arbor Day Foundation (2005–2012)

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Previously, I worked in-house for the Arbor Day Foundation, a national non-profit that plants trees around the world. I did design, front-end development, and some back-end development on their website, as well as on several distinct foundation properties, such as a hotel, tourist attraction, and training program.

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OpposeThis Invisible Carry-on Review

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The OpposeThis Invisible Carry-on

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Three years ago, I decided to review PX’s first entry into the backpack space, the Invisible Backpack. While I normally write about web-related topics, people seemed to enjoy the review, and I enjoyed having a little photoshoot, so I decided to write a review of one of their newest offerings, the Invisible Carry-on, so-called, because the designers wanted a backpack that looks good, but also blends in with the surroundings.

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