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Being Miki Starr

UX-Centered Digital Marketer | Creative Strategist

& Novelist

“If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.”

—Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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DigieMade Photography

Experience how a modest website redesign became a rebranding transformation that reshaped a photographer's digital presence.

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Altierus Career College

Unveiling the strategy that propelled our flailing social channels to new heights of engagement, both internally and externally.

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Ask Olive

Discover how this app prototype transformed user needs into an intuitive AI-powered app experience that would allow them to take control of their health.

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App of the Anointed

Unraveling the step-by-step journey toward the development of an easily understood mid-fidelity reading companion prototype.

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Altierus Career College

From email newbie to inbox hero: The story of how I transformed our team's email marketing strategy and execution—with zero prior experience.

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Design Portfolio

Process overview of the frontend development of a condensed, replica portfolio website using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. 

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Shawn-Michelle "Miki Starr" Johnson  


As a digital marketing professional and visual communication designer based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, I'm a master at blending creativity with UX expertise. With over 5 years of experience in areas like social media, email, visual and written content creation (& more), plus over a decade in graphic design, I bring a unique perspective to every project. 

What I love about UX-focused digital marketing is its blend of psychology, technology, creativity, and empathy—all areas of deep interest!

My skills include maintaining brands' online presence through strategic planning, exhaustive research, insightful problem-solving, high-quality content creation, and inspired leadership, for the purpose of fostering a relevant, digital-first culture. Not to mention, I'm an accomplished fiction novelist, which adds dimension to my creative endeavors. 

Let's collaborate! Feel free to contact me.

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What People Say

"Right from the interview process, Miki stood out as unique and multi-talented... Hiring her was one of the best decisions of my career."
—Jeremy E., Former VP 

Get in Touch

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