Shawn Farnum

  • UI | UX | Web Development | Graphic Design
  • Bozeman, MT

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I'm a UI Designer/Developer. I've had a good combination of schooling and self-taught studies. I'm most proficient in designing UI elements via Sketch and Photoshop but I've also studied to be a Front End Developer.

I completed Montana Code School in the fall of 2016; There I learned HTML/CSS/JS as well as Javascript full stack development. I've been working in the industry since 2013 when I helped Co-Found a company called DropTrip.

Since the fall of 2017, I've been working at a company called Zoot Enterprises in the IT Service Desk division. In the fall of 2018, I returned to school once again to seek a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.


IT Service Desk Technician at Zoot Enterprises

10/2017 – Present Bozeman, MT

  • Confer with clients by telephone, email, or in person to provide information about products and services, answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware, investigate and troubleshoot software or hardware problems, or obtain details of client complaints.
  • Create, maintain, and track records of client interactions and transactions, recording details of inquiries, complaints, comments, research findings and actions taken.
  • Check to ensure that appropriate actions were taken to resolve clients problems in a timely fashion and follow up with the clients directly regarding the status or resolution of their issues.
  • Refer unresolved client issues to designated person(s) for further investigation
  • Respond appropriately and in a timely fashion to system pages.
  • Assist in production issues by researching issues, notifying impacted clients, and escalating as appropriate.
  • Contact appropriate vendors for root cause analysis (RCA).
  • Read technical manuals,

Independant Contractor at CrossTx

12/16 – 02/17 Bozeman, MT

I helped build and design their current website, that process consisted of updated graphics, icons and page flow. During my initial meeting with them, we decided that we would set up a WordPress site so that they could utilize the CMS as well as the opportunity to start sharing news type items on their blog.

UI | UX | Web Development at Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply

09/16 – 03/17 Bozeman

  • Work with UX Design Lead and Digital Managers to develop, test, and enhance UI elements & online content for
  • Design & develop responsive pages taking advantage of mobile browser technology, HTML5, CSS3, & JavaScript utilizing EpiServer CMS, MSFT Visual Studio
  • QA for all content pages to ensure mobile OS compatibility, correct links, etc
  • Create wireframe sketches or compositions for rapid prototyping of website elements
  • Review and organize digital assets for content development projects
  • Participate in research and analysis of the user experience
  • Implement events & perform site analysis via Google Analytics
  • Implement custom creative, banners & campaigns via SLI Systems suite (CMS)

UI Designer | Co-Founder at DropTrip

10/13 – 05/16 Bozeman, MT

  • Created pixel perfect UI elements and marketing materials: illustrations, icons, photos and production of meticulous visual design comps.
  • Collaborated closely with our engineers to make sure designs were implemented as intended.
  • Delivered high-quality, scalable, on-brand graphics to build a superior customer experience.
  • Created and managed visual design documentation, style guides, and specifications.
  • Experience working with designers and engineers to design, build and deliver a quality experience for the end user.
  • Familiarity with design/prototyping tools including Origami, Photoshop, Sketch

IT – Hardware/Software Support Technician at Breathe Code

09/11 – 06/12 Kalispell, MT

  • Respond to requests for technical assistance in person, via phone, electronically.
  • Diagnosed and resolved technical hardware and software issues.
  • Researched questions using available information resources.
  • Advised user on appropriate action.
  • Followed standard help desk procedures.
  • Logged all help desk interactions.
  • Administered help desk software.
  • Redirected problems to appropriate resource.
  • Identified and escalated situations requiring urgent attention.
  • Tracked and routed problems with requests while documenting resolutions.
  • Stayed current with system information, changes and updates.

Designer | Co-Founder at Glacier Design Group

04/12 – 01/15 Kalispell, MT

  • Designed web interfaces with multiple tools including Dreamweaver, Photoshop and as well as a bit of hand coding.
  • Responsible for setting up WordPress sites for clients.
  • Worked with clients to pinpoint their needs and crafted plans to meet those needs.

Independent Design Consultant at IgniteFeedback

02/16 – Present Bozeman, MT

  • Created UI elements and marketing materials
  • Communicated design decisions clearly to the rest of the company.
  • Contribute to brainstorms and high-concept meetings to develop innovative designs.


Front End/Full Stack Development at Montana Code School

05/16 – Present Bozeman, MT

  • MERN stack
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Javascript (React, Angular, Node)
  • GIT
  • SQL
  • Agile/Lean

Information Technology/Web Development at Flathead Valley Community College

2010 – 2011 Kalispell, MT

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Design

Information Technology/Web Design at University of Phoenix

2008 – 2009 Online

  • Fundamentals of Business Systems Development
  • Business Systems
  • Fundamentals of Programming with Algorithms and Logic
  • Web Design 1
  • Management Information Systems
  • Technical Writing Fundamentals

Audio Production/Multimedia at Art Institute of Seattle

1996 – 1998 Seattle, WA

  • Animation
  • Design
  • Flash
  • Audio Production (recording studio, broadcast)
  • Video Production (editing, camera work)

Communications at Flathead Valley Community College

1995 – 1996 Kalispell, MT

  • General Studies
  • Video Editing
  • Biology
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Economics
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communications


Hot Montana Startups to Watch in 2015, Montana High Tech Business Alliance

MHTBA Recognized DropTrip during their quarterly luncheons!

Innovator of the Year, Prospera Business Network

DropTrip awarded Prospera’s 2015 “Innovator of the Year”.

First Place Startup, Startup Weekend Bozeman 2013

DropTrip awarded First Place at Startup Weekend Bozeman 2013.


DropTrip, IgniteFeedback, CrossTx, Murdoch's Ranch And Home Supply


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