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Timothy McKenna

Creative Director

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

With over 10 years of experience in design and development, Tim McKenna is an industry professional that is focused on solving complex problems to deliver great service or product for the end user. Equally versed in visual, product, UX and UI design.

  • Email Timothyhello@azraelgroup.com
  • (717) 303-6919
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  • Creative Director

    Aspire Ventures LLC

    Lancaster, PA

    Oct 2016 - Present

    I lead a team of multidisciplinary designers in developing brands and products for venture companies in a variety of impact industries.

    - Javascript, React, Django, Angular v1
    - PHP, MySQL

  • Interaction Designer & UX Researcher

    Aspire Ventures LLC

    Lancaster, PA

    Apr 2016 - Oct 2016

    I work in a small team of multidisciplinary designers in developing brand identities, marketing resources, UX flows and product development for a variety of startups. I serve as the front-end developer for our team coding mobile first, responsive websites and apps.
    - Angular v1, React, Django, Ionic
    - PHP, MySQL, Json, Vanilla Javascript

  • Interaction Designer


    Harrisburg, PA

    Dec 2015 - Apr 2016

    I worked as the design lead for the new interaction and UX design department. My work is varied, but is mainly focused on brand identity, integrated marketing communications and front end development for websites and applications.
    - WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Craft CMS
    - PHP, MySQL, Vanilla Javascript

  • Digital Design and Development Director

    Harrisburg University of Science & Technology

    Harrisburg, PA

    Apr 2015 - Apr 2016

    I was the design and development director that work in tandem with both the marketing and IT departments to create digital assets for public and internal use. I lead a small team of students in projects revolved around data visualization and front-end development.
    - WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle, Blackboard
    - PHP, MySQL, Jquery, Vanilla Javascript

  • President

    AIGA Central PA

    Central Pennsylvania

    Oct 2014 - Dec 2015

    I was voted in as president after my term as vice president ended. During my time as president, I started a number of initiatives for member engagement, student involvement, business development and event planning. With my board, we accomplished much inside of a year with record-breaking attendance and membership.

  • Digital Art Director


    Harrisburg, PA

    Jul 2014 - Apr 2015

    I lead a team of designers, developers and copywriters to rebrand and create full-fledgedintegrated marketing campaigns across traditional media, digital and social. I recruited and trained new staff to start our in-house development department. My team launched several new rebrands as well wasworked on a variety of state government initiatives.
    - WordPress, DotNetNuke
    - PHP, MySQL, Vanilla Javascript

  • Vice President

    AIGA Central PA

    Central Pennsylvania

    Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

    This was a volunteer position. I joined the board of directors after volunteering for a number of years serving different roles from fundraising, event planning and student outreach. My role was to assist the president in his initiatives and serve as project manager for the rest of the board in their works.

  • Digital Design and Social Media Specialist

    Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians

    Harrisburg, PA

    Apr 2012 - Jul 2014

    My role was varied; I handled all of the digital and web design responsibilities for our digital assets including our website, our private social media platform and our digital magazine. I designed our association's digital magazine and created and implemented our social media marketing and presence plan.
    - WordPress, DotNetNuke
    - PHP, MySQL, Vanilla Javascript, Jquery

  • Creative Director of Custom Publishing

    Benchmark Group Media

    Harrisburg, PA

    Feb 2011 - Apr 2012

    My role was leading a team of designers, developers and writers in the production of our 11 different custom publications and our flagship magazine, Harrisburg Magazine and Lehigh Valley Magazine. I recruited and trained team of designers to design advertisements, magazine layout and digital development of child products for our readers.
    - HTML/CSS
    - WordPress, Cushy CMS, Light CMS
    - PHP, MySQL, Jquery, ActionScript 2 & 3

  • UI/UX Designer & ActionScript Developer

    Trifecta Interactive Productions

    Mechanicsburg, PA

    Sep 2009 - Feb 2011

    I was an in-house designer/develoepr for a new digital publishing company. I served as a UX/UI/Interaction Designer for our digital magazines while also developing them inside of Flash writing specific ActionScript code for various interactions. Eventually, the company was bought by Fry Communications.
    - Vanilla Javascript, ActionScript 2 & 3

  • Digital Designer

    International House of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia, PA

    Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

    I was hired to work in the marketing department at International House during college. I was the sole designer to create materials for our marketing, events and recruitment initiatives as well as making regular updates to our website. I worked with Iper Design to rebrand Ihouse and helped to grow their in-house capabilities from web, social and print.
    - HTML/CSS


  • Hussian School of Art

    BFA, Visual Design

    2006 - 2010

    Class President
    Inducted into Alpha Beta Kappa
    Recipient of Philly Ad Club's Philly's Future Scholarship

  • Harrisburg Area Community College

    Associates, Web Development

    2010 - 2012

  • Harrisburg Area Community College

    Associate's, Fine Art

    2003 - 2005

  • Lynda.com


    2010 - 2016

    Managing Employee Performance Problems
    Leadership Fundamentals
    Foundations of Design Research
    Interaction Design Fundamentals
    User Experience Fundamentals for Web Design
    Communication Fundamentals
    Management Fundamentals
    CSS with LESS and Sass
    Agile Project Management
    AngularJS Fundamentals

  • Johns Hopkins University


    2013 - 2013

    Health for All Through Primary Health Care

  • University Of California - San Diego


    2015 - 2015

    Certifcate in Interaction Design Specialization


  • Marcom Gold

    Marcom Awards

    Nov 2012

    Specialty Web/Social Media Site - Our Twylah page offers visitors a glance at our most important topics from our Twitter conversation. We submitted our curated tweet showcase site and we've received a Gold Award.

  • ASAE Gold Circle Award

    American Society of Association Executives

    Nov 2013

    PAFP Community - We won a coveted Gold Circle award for the design, development, and implementation of our largest member service and product, the PAFP Community; a private social media network and online collaboration tool for member physicians of PAFP.

  • Marcom Platinum

    Marcom Awards

    Nov 2013

    New Product Launch - The PAFP Community is a private community of practice for the member physicians of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. We submitted it for New Product Launch as this is a new member benefit. We were awarded a Gold Award.

  • Davey Award - Web & Design

    Davey Awards

    Nov 2013

    Web, Team size: 3. PAFP Community.

    Design, Team size 3. Keystone Physician, The Dangers of Hydrofracking.

  • Marcom Platinum

    Marcom Awards

    Nov 2015

    Education Institution - Awarded MarCom Platinum for the complete redesign and rebuild of the Harrisburg University of Science & Technology website.


  • Project Management
  • UX Research
  • UI Design
  • Interaction Design and Testing
  • Visual Design
  • Front End Development
  • Leadership
  • Data Visualization
  • Market Research
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • eCommerce
  • Product Development & Design