Klare Frank

A holistic digital product designer at the intersection of design and development.

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Design strategy for cross-functional teams

Over the past 8+ years, I’ve deliberately chosen roles which span between design and development. I enjoy strategizing across all phases of the product design lifecycle and have tackled some tough problems from designing learning experiences to financial tools, all launched for real people.

In addition to designing products and websites, I’ve taught Front-end development at General Assembly and regularly mentor designers looking to add designing in-browser to their skillset. I also speak at conferences and have been featured in interviews and podcasts about design and development.

While working full-time at CodePen, I’m getting my masters in Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington where I’ve been mentoring designers & ux researchers looking to break into the field.

In my free time, I paint abstract acrylic art which have been featured in galleries and on art walks around Seattle. I highly value the balance between work and personal life, and believe having creative projects outside of the digital world brings greater insight to my work.

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Hey everyone! I’ve been working remotely for about five years now with three different companies (CodePen, Vox Media, and Treehouse) in two different cities (DC and Seattle). I read those "how to work remotely" blog posts from time to time and the...

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I've been getting a lot more requests from people in the industry who are interested in getting a masters degree and want to know if it's worth it. The short answer is: I don't know. There's many factors that should go into making this decision, time...

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Last Fall I got to delve into the world of physical computing via Arduino for one of my grad school classes at the University of Washington. For this class, everyone got to choose their own project to work on (with most all of these being individual...

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8+ years of design experience launching products

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Collage of flight layout element, calendar picker, no red eye and aisle seat large stylized checkboxes, and a large button

University of Washington

Redesigning the flight booking experience

Fly Happy, a flight booking system, allows travelers to search flights by criteria such as available window seats, more legroom, and outlets available at seats. This method allows travelers to exclude uncomfortable or inconvenient flights.

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College cost comparison tool

Paying for College is tool to help prospective college students and their families decipher how much a college degree actually costs. The cost comparison worksheet computes the actual cost of the chosen schools by comparing tuition, books, and other expenses, and estimates post-school debt and overall debt burden.

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I’m always looking to connect with fellow designers and am open to speaking opportunities. Let’s grab a coffee and chat if you’re in Seattle!

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Two people standing on the outside deck of a Washington State Ferry.