In the Office

Madelyn is DesignHammer's go-to for social media graphics, banners, posters, and so much more. She also produces client wireframes and design concepts, and is always working to advance her design skills and further enhance her front-end coding abilities.

Professional Background

Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Madelyn has been exposed to graphic and web design since she was a little girl. She originally gained her love of art from her father, who instilled in her the importance of creativity and originality. She started to really explore this path in 4th grade while taking an after-school art class, and has embraced every opportunity to explore her capabilities ever since. One of her first and favorite jobs was as a floral arranger and designer, and from that time on she knew she wanted to pursue a career that allowed her to express her artistic side. Madelyn attended Wake Technical Community College and graduated with an Associates of Arts degree and a certificate in Advertising and Graphic Design.

Out of the Office

Madelyn is the founder of Creative Kicks, painting superheroes, cartoon characters, historical art, and more on shoes she sells. She has received many challenging requests for shoe designs and has been very successful in meeting expectations. When her head isn't buried in her shoes, you can probably find Madelyn planning her next exploration. Thanks to her 7 years of studying and speaking French, she has been able to spend a few months in France allowing her to develop close friends across the globe. She is also a willing volunteer for her religion by teaching others and helping with the construction of local congregations. Madelyn’s many adventures and activities have kept her grounded and taught her many important qualities such as patience, how to be a hard worker, and to show love to everyone she comes across.

Madelyn's Blog Posts

June 3
Now that we're over a year into the Pandemic, we thought it would be interesting to look back at all the ways the emergence of the coronavirus has changed the professional world, both positively and negatively. So we asked the DesignHammer staff to share their experiences about working through the pandemic throughout the past year. 
May 25

Everyone tends to have passions and subjects that they like to 'geek' out about — our team at DesignHammer is no different. In honor of Geek Pride Day, here are some of the things that really send our staff down the proverbial rabbit hole.

August 22

AIGA Eye on Design is here to teach you why bad UX design CAN be good for business in their latest porn-inspired column. Then, a Quartz article that shares some of the funniest code projects found on GitHub. And finally, EMT Hillel Wayne breaks down just how exactly a quarter-second computer lag can mean life or death under certain circumstances.

July 25

Today the topics of discussion cover how one cybersecurity researcher earned $10,000 through the "Tesla Bug Bounty Program" by hacking the Tesla Model 3's computer system, as well as a neat guide on the evolution of animation from cel sheets to modern-day CGI, and finally, a comprehensive explanation of the Docker and Kubernetes container-management platforms.

Madelyn's Projects

Railinc needed a creative web solution to help their newly rebranded commercial arm, "TransmetriQ", effectively convey their unique product value propositions to their target commercial audiences. DesignHammer built Railinc a Drupal 9 website with a custom theme to support TransmetriQ's new brand identity.

This marketing agency's 2-week turnaround, white-label project consisted of a highly interactive quiz-style experience to be displayed at a conference kiosk. The five-question installation was to ultimately serve as a marketing tool designed to highlight the value of the client’s product.