I believe in finding the right questions, not the right answers

Hey, I'm Morgan West. I was raised within a family of creatives in the quaint town of Bozeman, Montana. Surrounded by open skies, Rocky Mountains and a DIY mentality, I learned to embrace adventure and keep my eyes open. My love for travel, an appreciation for different cultures and a deep curiosity for people has fueled my creative path. 

As a designer, I believe it is my obligation to understand how people think, feel and behave. My creative process is driven by empathy, asking deep questions and visualizing opportunities to shift the narrative in ways that enhance lives. I believe that in order to create a better future, we must continuously be asking why, and simultaneously why not.  Whether I’m addressing the needs of adaptive athletes or in collaboration with different agencies designing protective gear for front line workers, I use science and technology as some of the many tools for a process that starts and ends with people.

My experience

Contractor - UI/UX
Portland, OR
Summer 2020 - Present
Creating digital products, optimizing UX, and helping brands realize their visions.
Shield Makers - COVID-19 RESPONSE
Los Angeles, CA
Spring 2020
Collaborated with Caltech, Art Center, and Los Angeles hospitals to rapidly design, fabricate, and deliver face shields.  I created a digital platform to outsource designs and raise funding.
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Sunnyvale, CA
Summer 2018
Led a design studio to create a next generation control center, currently being sold to high level clients around the world.  
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Conquer - Startup
Pasadena, CA
Summer 2018 - Present
Co-founded Conquer, an adaptive clothing company addressing the specific needs of disabled athletes.
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Chasing flowers - Startup
Bend, OR
2015 - 2019
Aided in the establishment of a central Oregon floral company. Responsible for e-commerce.

Sponsored Projects

Google : Future creators
@ ArtCenter
Los Angeles, CA
Fall 2018
Under armour : Future of Run
@ ArtCenter
Los Angeles, CA
Spring 2020
Designed a tool for future creators in a sponsored studio class. We pitched a tool utilizing spacial audio as part of an AR experience.
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Explored the future of Run as the UX designer on an interdisciplinary team, by creating physical and digital products with an emphasis on recovery.  Delivered a machine learning powered interactive prototype.
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Philips : product redesign
Delft, The Netherlands
Spring - Summer 2019
Led UX on the redesign of a fully automatic coffee machine. Delivered prototypes for physical and digital elements.
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Playfinity : augmented play
Oslo, Norway
Summer 2017
Developed AR gaming concepts for Playfinity, a Norwegian company aimed to merge physical and digital play.
Futurelab : Microplastics
Oslo, Norway
Summer 2017
Led research and delivered global expansion solutions for Futurelab, a Norwegian company focused on spreading awareness of micro-plastics in our oceans.


Masters Exchange
Delft, The Netherlands
Spring - Summer 2020
ArtCenter College of Design
B.S. Interaction Design
Minor in Social Innovation
*Graduation with Distiction
Pasadena, CA
Fall 2016 - Summer 2020
Masters Exchange
Oslo, Norway
Summer - Winter 2017
ARtCenter extensions
Pasadena, CA
2015 - 2016
Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA
‍2015 - 2016


Art Center Distinction : graduation award
Pasadena, CA 2020
Bekk ux cup winner : nation Norwegian ux competition
Oslo, Norway 2017
Stylos 25h : Sustainability award
Naarden, NL 2019
Where I’m from is a big part of who I am. I believe inspiration can come from anywhere, but also from any time. This is my journey thus far.

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