A multidisciplinary product designer and frontend developer based in Chicago.

I help my clients boost their design bandwidth, bring UX help into their dev teams and execute solutions quickly.

Send me an email and let's chat about how I might be able to help your organization.

  • User Interface Design
  • Frontend Development
  • Prototyping & Interaction
  • Information Architecture
  • Interactive Maps
  • Data Visualization
  • Branding & Logos
  • Icons & Illustration

Featured Projects

CRISPR Bioinformatics Tools Preview
CRISPR Bioinformatics ToolsView
Client: Synthego User Interface Design, Frontend Development, Data Visualization Angular, Bootstrap, D3
I designed and built a web app with biotech company Synthego that allows researchers to design CRISPR gene editing experiments and order the genetic material they need to perform them. Later I assisted in building a second app, ICE, for researchers to analyze the results of their experiments. For both projects I provided design and frontend expertise, collaborating with Synthego's marketing and development teams.

It's been a pleasure to work with Jeff over the past 3 years. His work was instrumental in the development of Synthego's brand and web presence. He was able to rapidly learn the challenging field of CRISPR, understand a difficult code base, and design for complex UX requirements to create a beautiful web application used by thousands of researchers around the world.

Richard StonerChief Science Officer - Synthego
Paperclip Font Preview
Paperclip FontView
Personal Project
A rounded and structural display face.
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Web App UI Design
Client: Popular Pays User Interface Design
I’ve been working with the amazing people over at Popular Pays boosting their design bandwidth for over two years. I collaborate with their internal product team to design and prototype new features for both their brand and content creator facing web apps. In our time together I’ve designed hundreds of high-fidelity mockups for their web apps.
Consistent and Comprehensive Icon Set Preview
Consistent and Comprehensive Icon SetView
Client: Braintree Payments Icons & Illustration
After running into problems with inconsistencies across their brand and interfaces, Braintree Payments reached out to me to create one consistent icon set. I worked with them to build a set of 444 pixel perfect icons that work harmoniously with their brand, and with each other.
Biotech Marketing Website Preview
Biotech Marketing WebsiteView
Client: Synthego User Interface Design, Frontend Development, Icons & Illustration React, Material UI
In the spring of 2018 I worked with Synthego to completely redesign and rebuild their marketing and e-commerce site. Collaborating with their development and marketing teams, the site was built with React and headless CMS Contentstack. Since the relaunch, I’ve been helping them add new features.
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Brand BuildingView
Client: Synthego Branding & Logos, Icons & Illustration
With the launch of their new website and brand refresh, I assisted Synthego with all types of brand assets. In addition to product branding, I also created everything from packaging design and eBook layouts to animated illustrations and educational diagrams.
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Various Projects
Client: Alpha Particle Frontend Development, Branding & Logos, Prototyping & Interaction, User Interface Design React
I work with digital consultancy Alpha Particle when they need additional design or development help. Projects range from UI design and UX expert reviews to React frontend development. With my assistance they’re able to quickly extend their design capabilities and boost development bandwidth.

We have worked with Jeff on projects of all shapes and sizes. His work is always remarkable and delivered efficiently. Perhaps more importantly, he finds simple solutions to complex problems, making implementation painless. He is our first choice for many of our design and development needs.

Jay HoppieDigital Product Consultant, Founder - Alpha Particle
Automotive Leasing Website Preview
Automotive Leasing Website
Client: Carlease Frontend Development, User Interface Design Bootstrap
I assisted automotive startup Carlease with both design and frontend development work. I helped rapidly implement new designs and styles working in close collaboration with their CTO and lead developer.
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Camping IconsView
Personal Project Icons & Illustration
Inspired by a camping road trip, I created a set of vintage-style icons with a camping and outdoors theme. I worked on a 32 pixel square grid to keep the icons pixel-perfect and sharp.
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Recipe OrganizerView
Personal Project User Interface Design, Frontend Development, Branding & Logos Rails
Frustrated by my overflowing recipe folder, I decided the sensible thing to do was to build my own web app to organize everything: Mise. The app is designed to be used in the kitchen while cooking, so it was important to have high readability and easy navigation through recipe steps.

About Me


Hi - I'm Jeff Merrick and I've been working with the web and in design for over 15 years. In that time I've picked up a wide range of skills encompassing many different aspects of both design and development. You might find me building a web app in the morning and working on t-shirt designs or an animation in the afternoon.

I've been freelancing for almost three years and during that time have had the opportunity to work with some amazing clients.