Drew McDowell UX/UI Designer

I have over nine years' experience creating useful, thoughtful, and beautiful products designed for the people who use them.

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About Me

Hi, there! I’m Drew McDowell. I’m a UX/UI Designer based in Huntsville, AL with a focus on front-end web development. I’m currently the Web UI Designer for The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and I serve as the Web Director for Urban Engine, an non-profit focused on driving innovation in Huntsville. I have a degree in Industrial Design from Auburn University (War Eagle!) and I’m currently finishing a graduate-level UX certificate program at UAH (Go Chargers!).

I’m passionate about all things related to design, including:

  • relying on user feedback and data to drive design choices
  • designing with accessibility and ethics in mind from the start
  • wielding new technology to create novel solutions for old problems
  • using visual design to create interfaces that delight and inspire trust

Most of all, I’m passionate about using thoughtful design to solve real problems for real people.

In my free time I enjoy playing music, travelling, building projects big and small in my garage, learning about new technology and ideas, watching all the Netflix, and spending as much time as possible with my wife and son (soon to be sons).


  • UX design
  • UI design
  • web development
  • prototyping
  • information architecture
  • user research & analytics
  • graphic & logo design
  • email development
  • motion graphics
  • search engine optimization
  • website / domain management
  • customer support & training

Tools / Languages

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Joomla
  • HotJar
  • Balsamiq
  • Proto.io
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • PHP
  • Wordpress
  • Google Analytics


2013 - Present

Web UI Designer

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

I am currently the Web UI Designer for The University of Alabama in Huntsville, creating award-winning designs to support the diverse users of the UAH website.


Web design, development, information architecture, user testing, email campaign design, site maintenance, brand development, graphic design, video and motion graphics, administrator support

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2016 - Present

Web Director

Urban Engine

I currently serve as the Web Director for Urban Engine, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting innovation and propelling ideas forward in the Huntsville area.


Web design, UX, graphic design, email marketing, copy writing, event management

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2012 - 2013

Production Artist

Red Sage Communications, Inc.


Web design, development, site & domain maintenance, customer training & support, e-commerce storefront development, graphic design, video editing, social media branding, brand development

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2010 - 2011

Creative Director

Georgia Force - Arena Football Team


Web design, graphic design, marketing & branding, web & social media management, app development, product design, production design, promotional & live video production

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Graduating May 2019

Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design

The University of Alabama in Huntsville


Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design

Auburn University

Contact Me

If you're looking for an experienced UX or UI Designer to join your team, let's talk.

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