The online portfolio and writings of Ren Walker, an art director & web designer from Portland.
I’m a multifaceted art director/designer with over 7 years experience designing and planning for the Web and mobile.
I currently work at Adpearance, a full-service digital agency in Portland, Oregon.
If you look closely at my forehead, you’ll notice the slight raise of where my unicorn horn is. Yes, that’s right; I’m one of those designers. You can find me equally comfortable leading a site architecture and whipping out prototypes left and right OR writing and leading the front-end code required to make all this interactive magic happen. I code, I illustrate, I animate, I write, I optimize, and above all—I learn to do more every day. I’m as happy in Photoshop as I am in Sublime Text 3.
My favorite jobs are team efforts that allow me to participate in many stages of the project. I am passionate about balancing business goals, customer needs and design integrity. I am known for my dedication to leading the transformation toward user-centric methodologies, writing clean and efficient code, and creatively thinking ahead for long-term strategies.
When I’m not building internet things, I enjoy eating meat and gluten, doodling comics, and drinking coffee. I occasionally update my blog and frequently overshare on Twitter.