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Work Availability

Available now for a full-time role or freelance. Let's talk: contact@spencerortega.com


Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch for producing visual designs

Sublime Text for HTML/CSS markup

Invision and Marvel for prototyping and collaboration

Dropbox for file management

Moleskine notebooks for sketching, taking notes, and journaling

VenqueTimbuk2, and Minaal bags for transporting and protecting my livelihood

Palace Coffee, Evocation, Tweed, Stumptown for liquid anxiety

Sony RX100V for capturing photos and videos.

My Nitty-Gritty

I'm a designer, photographer, and aspiring art director.

In total, I'm proud to have earned 4 years of professional design experience, and just over 1 year of photography experience.

I'm always available to chat about new opportunities. Just shoot an email to contact@spencerortega.com

My design specialty leans more towards the visual side of UI and web design. But I also have some basic experience with user research and testing. 

Additionally, I've been responsible for creating social media graphics, digital marketing assets, and traditional print materials.

My design philosophy: Strive for work that's clear, systematic, and soulful.

I currently live in Amarillo, TX, but have eyes for Austin, Colorado, NYC, or Chicago.

What I Can Contribute

1. I have 4 years of professional design experience spread across both digital and print roles. My favorite projects always involve developing, maintaining, and iterating a brand's design language/system.

2. I thrive in dynamic, agile environments where I'm responsible for a wide variety of projects.

3. I'm itching to elevate my creative skillset outside of graphic design, and will jump on opportunities to provide higher-level creative/art direction for a brand.

Most Important Stuff (to me anyways)

I've been in love with Lara Ortega since 2009, and we've been married since 2012. She thought it'd be okay to bring some strange dog into the marriage. Turns out I kind of love the dog. So that's a plus.

Friends and family come first.

Me Being Extra

I escape through 2 things: reading books and shooting photos.  

And whenever I want to shut my brain off, I watch sports, play basketball or golf, lift weights, and tell jokes with my wife.