BETHANY FAULKNER

About

I’m into writing, politics, pop culture podcasts, and backpacking canyons.

I love solving complex problems with a thorough process, generous communication, and a philosophy of curiosity.

I’ve led the design of enterprise digital products from the ground up. I've directed marketing initiatives and coordinated product strategy cross-departmentally. I've built the brand experiences of websites, a conference, and several start-ups.

I love working with other curious and passionate people. If you want to collaborate, let’s talk.

In the pursuit of meaningful visual storytelling.

I love teaching, writing, and people as much as design. Working as a designer in today's social and political environment means grappling with the stories I tell, how I tell them, and how it affects the world around me. I'm always looking for better ways to merge my skills and interests to solve big picture problems. I dabble in a breadth of design projects to stay sharp and curious.

Day Job

Freelancing full time. I work with startups, small businesses, and agencies to build digital products and brand systems. Got a vision? Let's chat.

Based in

Durham, NC

School

North Carolina State University, Bachelor's in Graphic Design, Valedictorian Class of 2016.

Skills & Tools

UI Design in Sketch
Wireframing in Balsamiq
Prototyping in InVision
Website dev in Webflow, WordPress, Squarespace
Animating in Keynote
Visual Design in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
Photography & Videography
Agile Methodologies

I'm interested in

Running

Backpacking National Parks

Enjoying Raleigh & Durham's growing coffee and whiskey establishments

Social, technological, and political issues

True crime (currently obsessed with Theranos sorry not sorry)

Personality type

E/INTJ : A mix between "The Architect" and "The Commander", if you're into that sort of thing.

Recognition

Valassis Digital Hackathon 2018 - Crowd Favorite

Three software engineers, a data scientist, and I (as UX designer) built a tool as the first all-woman Hackathon team at Valassis Digital. We beat 24 other projects for the Crowd Favorite Award.

2016 Wings on Wings Award

Dean’s Award given to one student within NC State College of Design’s graduating class in recognition of academic excellence and significant contributions to the college’s community.

Typoday 2014 Winner

One of 25 winners for the international poster design contest for Typography Day 2014: "Across Opposites".

Work