FOLIO 3.0

Senior UX/UI

Designer

I'm Crystal Folkes

and I believe that designers should always bring the chocolate. Confused? Keep reading. I’ll be quick.


I am currently a Senior UX/UI Designer at Comcast, and have designed for brands like GE and Verizon. Before Comcast, I designed digital and print work at Jefferson Hospital, and worked at an ad agency where I helped build brands and worked on more established ones like AmerisourceBergen.

Nothing fuels my mornings more than seeing measurable change as a result of my designs. I truly nerd out about building systems and improving processes, and I want people to feel happy to have worked with me. Relentlessly

I am currently a Senior UX/UI Designer at Comcast, and have designed for brands like GE and Verizon. Before Comcast, I designed digital and print work at Jefferson Hospital, and worked at an ad agency where I helped build brands and worked on more established ones like AmerisourceBergen.

Nothing fuels my mornings more than seeing measurable change as a result of my designs. I truly nerd out about building systems and improving processes, and I want people to feel happy to have worked with me. Relentlessly passionate about even the most mundane project, I never half-ass anything. While I am undoubtedly proud of this high-profile client roster, I’m even prouder of the ways I use my design and communications prowess for the good of others.

I co-founded Uplift, an online directory of Black owned businesses in Philadelphia, and I’m a proud member of CRAFTED/, a collective of BIPOC creatives working to build a better creative industry.

Every year, I dedicate pro bono design work to local nonprofits. Before I leave this earth, I want to impact someone’s life as a long-term mentor. I can’t help but share industry knowledge with younger designers just starting out, and I hope to continue this passion for teaching through public speaking. Designing for accessibility and inclusion is hugely important to me. There’s room for everyone at this table.

On Saturdays you can find me tending to my 20+ plants or shopping for more. If I’m not discovering new music ( Listen to my design playlist), I’m absorbing true crime podcasts. Remember the chocolate? Something I learned from the digital agency Ueno epitomizes my work and life philosophy: “when someone asks you for a coffee, bring the best one you can, but always add a piece of chocolate.” I go beyond what’s expected. I add an element you didn’t even know you wanted. I bring the chocolate.

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WHAT

5+ years of experience creating thoughtful design work any where UX/UI, E-commerce, branding, print design, illustration, motion and tons more.

5+ years of experience creating thoughtful design work any where UX/UI, E-commerce, branding, print design, illustration, motion and tons more. Check out what I’ve been up to:

  • Hi Res Podcast
  • AIGA Philadelphia Article
  • SXSW 2019 Article
  • Listen Up Panel
  • Cultural Marketing Panel

WHERE

Currently: Working From Home 👩🏾‍💻

Based in sunny Philadelphia

WHEN

  • Comcast Current
  • Jefferson University & Hospital Oct '18 - Aug '19
  • Hanlon Creative Apr '17 - Oct '18
  • MCS Industries Aug '16 - Apr '17
  • See Full Resume

currently

Listening to My Playlist

My Playlist

On the web

Dribbble Instagram