Justin Kropp

Professional Experience


Product Advisor & Design Practice Steward

Very is a design and development agency that works with early stage startups, helping them iterate to a minimum viable product launch.

Automattic, Inc.

Team Lead & User Experience Designer

Automattic is a fully-distributed software development company. They are the makers of WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, Polldaddy, Cloudup, and more.


Product Designer

Readmill was an ebook reading app for iOS and Android.


Senior User Experience Designer

Fastspot is an interactive agency, founded in 2001 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. They work collaboratively with clients and partners in order to deliver outstanding, award-winning digital experiences.


Product Designer

Medium was a full service creative consultancy, shaping design and software to offer innovative and effective business solutions to companies of all sizes.

Slaughter Group

Graphic Designer

Slaughter Group is a multidisciplinary branding and design firm that focuses on brand design, graphic design, product design, interior design, garden design, architectural design, and interactive design projects.

Pedadgogical Experience

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor

I taught the following undergraduate courses: Introduction to Typography, Introduction to Graphic Design, and Interaction Design Elements.

University of Baltimore

Adjuct Faculty

I taught a course on Graphic Design in Branding to a graduate cohort as part of the University's degree program in Communications.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Adjuct Faculty

I taught undergraduate coursework in designing for interactive experiences.


Maryland Institute College of Art

Master of Fine Art, Graphic Design

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Bachelor of Fine Art, Graphic Design