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Hello. I’m Marko Masnjak — a designer who believes in simple, modern design that speaks clearly and provides consistent user experiences across devices.

I’m a product designer for Base CRM, interactive director for STA Chicago, snow carver, husband, father, dog lover and coffee addict.

Skills and Expertise

  • Design Specialties

    • Art Direction
    • Brand Identity
    • Brochure Design
    • Mobile Design
    • Product Design
    • Responsive Web Design
    • User Interface Design
  • Proficiencies

    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Expression Engine
    • HTML5 and CSS3
    • In-App Micro Copy
    • jQuery Framework
    • Quartz Composer (w/ Origami)
    • Wordpress
  • Design Principles

    • Aesthetic
    • Clarity
    • Simplicity
    • Modern

Clients I’ve Worked With

  • American Dental Association
  • American Express
  • Base CRM
  • Chicago Athletic Clubs
  • Crate&Barrel
  • Groupon
  • Lightbank
  • New World Ventures
  • Purchasing Platform
  • World Wildlife Fund

Recent Tweets

  • @janakinsman unless you want to be shot to death, I'd suggest keeping that $1.

      16 Apr       Chicago, Illinois

  • Creative designs for "loading" buttons: buff.ly/1eoEYoX

      15 Apr       Melbourne, Australia

  • @googlemaps should have street view inside Disneyland.

      15 Apr       Chicago, Illinois

©2014 Marko Masnjak
Base Documents - Upload, View, Edit and Share Files

Base Documents

Files and documents are natural forms of communication within a CRM system. Users can add files into their CRM directly to customer interactions, or into a company-wide public repository. The user can then view, edit, email, print and share files.

Base Geolocation - Pin Clusters and Pin Details

Base Geolocation

For outside sales reps, mapping their CRM data is essential. Users are able to see their leads, contacts and deals on a map with 1-tap driving directions and pin clustering that allows them to see data saturation around a specific location.

Base Homepage -

Base Homepage

Designed the Base homepage to focus on the product by having a simple, clear design that immediately informs customers what the application does, platforms supported and methods to try the product or learn more.

Chicago Lettering - Type Specimen

Chicago Lettering

There is a lot of character and personality that makes up our city of Chicago. Commissioned by the Society of Typographic Arts, I created a geometric display type to express the unique personality of Chicago.

  • Letterer, Type Designer
Crate&Barrel Browse Emails - Kitchen Crate&Barrel Browse Emails - Furniture Crate&Barrel Browse Emails - Dinnerware

Crate&Barrel Browse Emails

Conceptualized and designed a series of emails to suggest complimentary products to current customers based on browsing and purchasing habits on crateandbarrel.com.

Crate&Barrel Email Redesign - Sale Crate&Barrel Email Redesign - Wedding and Gift Registry Crate&Barrel Email Redesign - Newsletter Crate&Barrel Email Redesign - Product Advertisement Crate&Barrel Email Redesign - Housewares Advertisement

Crate&Barrel Email Redesign

Redesigned Crate&Barrel’s email communication to use a modular format for infinite flexibility while establishing a clear hierarchy for improved scanability and user engagement. Although it's been 3 years since this redesign, the core fundamentals are still in use.

STA Mobile Website - Web Application

STA Mobile Website

Locally rooted in Chicago, the Society of Typographic Arts is an organization that strives to foster Chicago's design community. As the Interactive Director, I want to make sure that the STA can connect and engage with our community in the studio, at their home and on the go.

STA Website - Homepage

STA Website

Locally rooted in Chicago, the Society of Typographic Arts is an organization that strives to foster Chicago's design community. As the Interactive Director, I want to make sure that the STA can connect and engage with our community in the studio, at their home and on the go.