Newfangled works with independent agencies to create lead development web platforms for their clients.

Newfangled works with independent agencies to create lead development web platforms for their clients.

Justin Kerr

Creative Director

Justin Kerr

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I spent 10 years working in print design before being lured to Newfangled in 2000. I didn't have any prior experience with the web (other than sending e-mail) but I eventually learned to be as proficient with pixels as I am with ink and paper. As the sole designer at Newfangled, I have the distinct pleasure of working with all of our development teams. I enjoy the process of seeing a site progress from the discovery phase up through quality testing. It's a great feeling of satisfaction to see a new site go live.

My wife and I have a cozy little home in Providence, RI that is stuffed to overflowing with our six children. We enjoy traveling together and seeing the country in our 12-passenger van. In those rare moments of free time, I work in my wood shop or grab a ride on my motorcycle. Somewhere in my basement is a dusty diploma from the Rhode Island School of Design.

You can check out some of my other work on design:related.

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My Blog Posts

Inside the Redesign of Merge Records

March 7, 2014 at 9:50 am
Last summer, Newfangled was hired to develop a new website platform for Merge Records, an established indie music label headquartered in Durham, NC. Read about some of the challenges that arose during the design process and how we tackled them.   more

Stop. Look. Listen.

January 23, 2014 at 10:00 am
Last summer I gave myself a personal challenge: become a better designer. I didn't sign up for any design courses or read books on typography or color theory. I didn't attend any design conferences or subscribe to a trade magazine. Instead, I applied an old elementary-school lesson for when you approach a set of train tracks: Stop. Look. Listen.   more

2013 Year-End Design Resource Review

December 20, 2013 at 10:00 am
A quick review of my browser bookmarks reveals a crowded menagerie that rivals anything you'll see on the show Hoarders. I can't help it. Any time I come across a new tool or resource that I think will (however remotely) help me be more efficient or creative, I add it to my ever-growing stash. In the spirit of the season, I am sharing some of my favorites that I've discovered this past year.   more
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