About Me

I'm Joey Kirk. I'm passionate about sharing my craft with others, focused on building things of worth, and enjoying time with my kids.

I'm a co-founder of Made by Munsters, a user experience/user interface design and full-stack development shop, focused on making things scary good. We work with a variety of partners in designing and building web and mobile applications with a user-centered approach.

Formerly, I was a curriculum developer for Bloc's UX & UI design programs. It's an online-based apprenticeship program where people can come and learn web development, iOS development and design. Before that, I was the lead designer for an automotive-based content publisher based in Menlo Park, Calif., called High Gear Media.

In college, I planned on becoming a sports reporter, and while working for the student-run newspaper, I fell in love with design. So I took a different path, joining The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, where I worked for as a sports page designer.

Jumping into freelance in my spare time, I found a passion for web design, leading me to Chicago to work for the Tribune Company, eventually becoming a User Experience Lead overseeing design for Tribune Technology. You can view my full resume.

I'm married to a devoted mother and diligent journalist. We have two kids, Henry and Emma. Our son, Henry, was born August 11, 2011. Our daughter, Emma, was born July 5, 2013. We also have two dogs, Maddie and Brandy.