I'm Kelly Tomlinson

I craft digital experiences that delight people and help solve their problems, no matter the scale. Throughout my career I’ve spent time in most areas of the product design process from discovery, feature development, architecture, user flows, visual design, product ownership, and product management. My time in all of these spaces have shaped me into an exceptional designer that advocates for the user while balancing business needs within a beautiful cross-device experience.

I’m passionate about end-to-end experiences, building and strengthening design communities, good food and good people. I believe in solving problems, sharing stories, saying thank you, and small joys.

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Ian Cahill

A current work in progress, I am redesigning the website and brand direction for Ian Cahill, a Kansas City based author. The intent is to streamline his website with a hyper-focus on his recent books and excerpts. In addition, I am exploring designs for his excerpts for use on social media, online communities, and overall brand building.

Swappa - Mobile app design

Swappa Price

I had the pleasure of working with Swappa to design their first mobile app, Swappa Price - a simple way to make it easier for their customers to buy and sell their devices. The core functionality allowed users to check the pricing history using the Swappa database to check real-time value of purchasing and listing devices. The intent was a simple and easy to use app that would lay a foundation for future expansion.

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Redivus - Desktop site design

Redivus Health

Currently still in development progress, I’ve worked with Kansas City based startup Redivus Health to redesign their website. The goal of the new direction was to focus on clearly articulating how their solutions work, how they fit into current healthcare workflows, and the immense benefits and value that those solutions provide.

Dick's Sporting Goods - Mobile app design

Dick's Sporting Goods

Through a past employment, I enjoyed working with Dick’s Sporting Goods to redesign their landing screen of their mobile app. The goal was to elevate their Scorecard and Move programs along with light personalization, along with setting a new design direction to begin translating throughout the rest of the app experience.

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United Soccer Coaches - Website redesign

United Soccer Coaches

I’ve had the privilage of working with United Soccer Coaches (previously known as National Soccer Coaches Association of America) on many projects throughout the last few years. Most recently and distinctly was the opportunity to design an interactive website to introduce their new brand identity as USC and the story behind the evolution.

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Over the course of my professional career, I’ve had the pleasure to work with some amazing folks on a variety of work ranging from product design for web and mobile apps, web design, design thinking, and experience consultation.

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In 2014 I founded Coffee & Design, a not-for-profit on a mission to inspire, connect, and grow the professional design community in Kansas City. I co-chaired KC Design Week 2018 & 2017, serving on the committee since 2015. Previously my involvement was in the KC startup and entrepreneur community with a Startup Weekend win in 2012. I’ve had the honor to speak at the 2015 Gas Can Creative Conference, 2015 Middle of the Map Fest Forum, and the 2014 UP Global Summit. In 2017 I was named Ink Magazine’s 30 under 30.