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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 the UI design lead for dscout, 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

  • @mollybramlet probably won't when you see how fast their internet service is.

      24 Jul       Chicago, Illinois

  • How to sell booze to minors. digg.com/video/nathan-f…

      23 Jul       Chicago, Illinois

  • @espiekermann it's all marketing bullshit to drive traffic in the tech community. I've actually been noticing a lot of it lately.

      22 Jul       Chicago, Illinois

©2014 Marko Masnjak
Base Calendar - Calendar and Appointments in Base

Base Calendar

The Calendar is Base gives users the ability to schedule, manage and track appointments with their customers while also providing contextual information from their CRM and full 2-way sync with Google Calendar.

  • UI, UX, Visual Design
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.

  • UI, UX, Visual Design
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.

  • UI, UX, Visual Design
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.

  • Art Direction, Visual Design, Development
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 - Product Advertisement Crate&Barrel Email Redesign - Newsletter Crate&Barrel Email Redesign - Housewares Advertisement Crate&Barrel Email Redesign - Wedding and Gift Registry

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.

  • Art Direction, UI Design, Development
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.

  • Art Direction, Visual Design, Development