PatrickTopia

Design & Development by Patrick Slawinski

I solve problems.

I design. I develop. I obsess over the user experience and I always sweat the details. I relish every opportunity to create beautifully functional products that put user needs first.

I began my career working with the team behind the United States Army's homepage, Army.mil, where I worked my way up to the position of Creative Director. In the spring of 2012, I moved on to take on a new challenge as the Senior User Experience Designer at U.S. News & World Report.

After a couple of years at U.S. News as a designer (and briefly a front-end developer) I was approached with the unique opportunity to work at Gannett as a Senior Designer leading the design of Gannett's custom content management system.

Please note: this portfolio's design and layout are quite a few years old, dating back to 2012!

My name is Patrick.

Patrick smiling in Central Park Patrick playing his favorite electric guitar Patrick making a PBJ on the roof of a Honda Civic on the side of a highway in West Texas Patrick being devoured by a shark

I'm just a guy living in Arlington, Virginia, making a living doing the kind of work I love. I've been working professionally as a designer in the DC area since graduating from James Madison University's School of Media Arts & Design in 2006.

When I'm not busy designing things, you might find me on the Overwatch ladder, attempting to play guitar, leaning on the 9:30 Club balcony rail, attending Refresh DC, or perfecting my D20 rolls. I love videogames, board games, tabletop roleplaying games, game games, mirrorless cameras, comic books, pulpy sci-fi, spaghetti westerns, obscure music, popular music and much more.

Would you like to know more? Send me a message via LinkedIn or Twitter. I'm friendly!