About Me

I’m a graphic designer with over 20 years of web experience. I taught myself to design and build websites when I was 10, and I’ve been honing my craft ever since.

I graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2013 with a BFA in graphic design. In 2014, I worked there as a teacher’s assistant and as an adjunct professor. I’m also the co-founder and creative director of Cogneedo, a small design studio that specializes in graphic design, web design, branding, and print design. Previously, I worked my way up the ladder in the graphic design department at MyARTS from 2006 to 2012, where I was an assistant mentor for high school students.

Design is how I satisfy my need to make things that help people. I love researching and learning about the people I design for. Getting to the root of an issue is one of my favorite parts of solving and designing for it. I thrive in the space between concept and execution. I design with purpose and I bring my designs to life with code (or pixels, or ink).

I belong to multiple organizations, including the Freelancers’ Union and AIGA.

Awards & Achievements

I get around.

I’ve won local, national, and international awards and contests for a variety of work, including app design, experiential design, and printed work. I play well with others too! A handful of my awards are shared with colleagues. Some of my notable awards and recognitions are from the Kansas City chapter of AIGA, Design Ignites Change, Adobe, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum at the Smithsonian.

Portfolio

  • All
  • Print Design
  • Digital Art
  • Web/Interactive Design
  • Experiential Design
  • Typeface Design
  • Branding & Logo Design
Pixel Pets Website
Information Architecture, Web Design
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Untitled Urban Silhouette Series
Graphic Design, Photography, Photo Manipulation
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Puget Sound Series
Photography, Photo Manipulation
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Stop Sign Billboard
Graphic Design, Photography
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Hacker//Modder Magazine: Analog & iPad
Graphic Design
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Tword
Typography, Web Design, Web Development
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Occupy KC Logo Build
Motion Graphics
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Urbanista Typeface & Specimen
Typography
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Nelson-Atkins: Hand Built
Character Design, Exhibition Design, Print Design
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Protein Pods and a New Coat of Paint
Graphic Design
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Relay: Translate • Transcribe • Transcend
Branding, Interaction Design, UI/UX
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POP: 2013 KCAI Graphic Design Senior Show Website
Web Design
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Flora Forge branding
Branding, Graphic Design
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Ei8htfold meditation tool
Branding, Graphic Design
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Dress My Wedding
Web Design, Graphic Design, Web Development
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East Arkansas Crossroads Coalition interactive map
Web Development, Interaction Design
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Association of Dealership Compliance Officers (ADCO)
Graphic Design, Web Design
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Speaking It Real: branding & web design
Graphic Design, Branding, Web Design
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Vegzilla Clothing Website & Branding
Branding, Web Design
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Oddessy Martial Arts Supply Website & Brand Refresh
Web Design
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Behoof
Graphic Design
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Union Station Centennial Celebration
Motion Graphics, UI/UX
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KCPT Design Campaign
Typography, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics
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ErikaGoering.com
Web Design, Web Development
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