kmcdonald@ac4d.com

Faculty

Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald leads the user experience and design efforts at Spredfast – an Austin-based startup that provides large corporations and brands with enterprise-level solutions in the social media management space.

In his 13 years of practice, his work has ranged from traditional software and web development to mobile applications in both the consumer and enterprise categories. Previous clients include HP, Sprint/Nextel, Vodafone, Microsoft, Expedia, Thomson Reuters, T-Mobile and NPR.

Prior to joining Spredfast, Kevin spent two and a half years at Dell creating applications for the company’s consumer lines of products. And before Dell, Kevin spent five and a half years as a Principal Designer at frog design.

In his work, he’s responsible for communicating user goals and leading the design team to generate effective solutions. As a designer, he’s responsible for subject matter expertise that goes well beyond that of an armchair quarterback. And as self-appointed class clown, he’s responsible for cracking jokes often and much.

He holds a BA in History and Economics from the College of William and Mary and earned a Master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech, where he conducted research in the Everyday Computing Laboratory – a unit of the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center.