Who Am I?

Annie's familyHi and welcome! I’m Annie Johnson, I’m a UX (user experience )designer, front-end developer, animator, blogger and Pinterest influencer based in the Twin Cities area. I consider this website as my home for my blog and professional portfolio.

I’m employed full-time at University of St. Thomas and freelance part-time. I began designing over a decade ago and have enjoyed the freedom and challenges that each new client has brought my way.

Annie's familyI would describe myself as a positive empathetic-lifelong learner with a quirky personality and deep appreciation for the ever-changing art of design. My work combines simplistic style with distinct details. I have been able to develop this into a signature technique, creating bold designs that are both meaningful and beautiful. I believe design is a process and a good UX designer should empathize with their users to design solutions that meet those users’ needs.

I am also a mom, wife and friend. My favorite things in life include spending time with my family/friends – especially at the family cabin, cooking healthy recipes, finding a great shopping deal, being outdoors, singing while dancing barefoot in the kitchen with our kids and pup Leroy. But the most important thing to me is making the most out of every day!!

Leroy - golden retriever dogIf you’re interested in working together, my services include: consulting, process, research, project management, design, branding, identity design, front-end development, UX design, animation, blogging, social media, photography and more.

I look forward to hearing from you.

For inquiries, please send a friendly message from my contact page or email me at: annie@designlovelife.com.