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Scott B.

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  • Joined December 2017

Scott is a web designer in the District of Columbia who enjoys great typography and puppies.

  • Washington, DC, United States
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Scott B.
Washington, DC, United States



Design Strategy



Scott Burkhard is a designer based in Washington, DC. Currently, he is at National Geographic, where he designs interfaces for web products. Previously, he was a design editor for National Geographic Magazine, and The Atlantic.

Work history

National Geographic
UX designer
Conduct user testing, and define UX patterns on various digital products through iterative design updates.
National Geographic
Associate Design Editor
Responsible for the design of the front of the magazine "Departments." Curate a monthly section of visually engaging short-form stories across all National Geographic platforms including the print magazine, iPad application.
The Atlantic
Freelance Designer
Designed a commemorative issue of The Atlantic honoring the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Compiled over 40 articles, news clips, and fiction pieces into one cohesive magazine.


National Geographic Gender Issue

Designed an interactive photo gallery that connects powerful portraits and quotations from children across the world about what it's like to be a boy or girl in their country.

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Diverse Superheroes

Worked with photo editors, text editors, and a freelance photographer to create this opening spread about socially progressive comic book heroes. This was published in the June 2017 issue of National Geographic in print and online.

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National Geographic Magazine Contents Page

Given the task to redesign the contents page of National Geographic Magazine.

Losing The Grand Canyon

Title slide for a feature story in the September 2016 National Geographic Magazine iPad issue. Designed iPad and web layouts.

National Geographic Your Shot

Redesign of the Your Shot photo sharing platform.



American University
BA Graphic Design




Native or bilingual proficiency


design email design graphic design web design photo editing HTML CSS


Illustrator InDesign Keynote Photoshop Wordpress Powerpoint


Not seeking work


  • Available evenings and weekends


  • Can work 10hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years