hello, I'm courn


located in portland, oregon

a digital designer at Helios Interactive, a part-time freelance designer, and a full-time dog mom


a bit about me


what's your design philosophy?

I believe in user-centric design that balances form with function. A design should be catered to your target audience, be presented on the platform that best reaches your audience, and create the most intuitive and enjoyable experience for your users. To put it simply, design is a visual form of problem solving. While creating visually pleasing designs is my bread and butter, the process of implementing user experience research, best practices, and accessibility standards is always front and center with any project I start. I may be a visual designer, but I'm an innovator and user experience advocate first.


what's with all the dog projects?

If you haven’t noticed, I'm a huge dog fanatic and way-too-enthusiastic pawrent. Dogs have been a reoccurring subject of mine for personal projects and naturally progressed into my work. I’ve always found myself drawn to fellow dog lovers, which has evolved into a variety of dog-related clients and projects.


You don't go by the name courtney?

Yep, you heard right! Most of my friends, colleagues, and peers call me Courn. Not the vegetable, nor the band, but a shortened version of Courtney. Don't worry, you can still call me Courtney if it's too weird for you.