Frank Barnhardt


My name is Frank Barnhardt. I am a passionate visual UX designer with a range of artistic skills at my despoil. As a professional, I have worked on countless projects for a range of large companies such as Disney, EA and Chase.

From concept to completion, my passion it to creatively collaborate throughout the lifespan of any given project. Typically this means teaming up with designer, copywriters and developers to provide innovative solutions to the creative problems before us.    

Currently I work as a UX Design Lead for Chase Bank, but I am also a freelance illustrator always looking to collaborate.


I’ve been around for a minute and picked up a bunch of skills.



  • Strong comprehension with UX/UI principles

  • Proficient with design tools (Adobe Creative Suite & Sketch, and InVision).

  • Strong comprehension with typography, color theory and layout principles.

  • Prototyping and UX motion studies.

  • Produce original yet consistent designs to meet brand guidelines.

  • Seasoned on ADA principles.

  • Proficient building presentation via Keynote for leadership.


  • BFA in Illustration.

  • Solid vector illustration and icon chops.

  • Traditional drawing skills.

  • Experience with storyboarding and telling stories through video.

  • Tons of experience with 2D animated process.

  • Bass and rhythm guitar (always up for a jam).


UI/UX Design

I am currently a VP of User Experience at Chase Bank and share in the creation and production of many of their “Next Generation” projects.

It’s a fast pace environment and the core of my job day is collaborating between the multiple teams (content, legal, developers) to produce a multitude of projects. This is everything from landing pages, design language, keynote presentations and custom illustration work.

Another major job requirement includes brainstorming sessions, wireframes, animated mock-ups and implementing impeccable assets for final delivery.    All filtered through the ability to follow brand guidelines to produce work that is consistent with the brands typography, color theory and layout principles.


Illustrations & Storyboards

As an illustrator, I often build artistic comps to help visualize early concepts in presentations for upper management. I also frequently use visual to map out panels for customer journeys or build storyboards used in video creation.

I have multiple drawing styles and also have knowledge of working with 2D application when needed. I love to draw—personally and professionally. It’s my first love.


Traditional Paintings

I am extremely passionate about my life as a visual artist. Always exploring. Always producing. You can see some daily work on my Instagram.