Terry Sprankle is a designer in Charlotte, NC

I’m a designer in Charlotte, N.C.

I call myself a designer as it’s a nice umbrella term for the user experience (UX) design, user interface (UI) design, graphic design, and front-end development work I do. Some may call me a hybrid, but let’s not dwell too much on titles.

I believe that designing compelling user experiences has the ability to better the world and how people experience it. I’ve spent over 15 years as a designer and consultant, helping businesses and organizations to solve problems and improve their products, services and systems, by helping them to create simple and compelling user experiences for the good of the people they’re for.

I currently work as a consultant and strategic partner for mission-driven and innovative organizations, particularly churches, ministries and others in the non-profit space, to create simple and compelling user experiences for web and mobile that are easy and enjoyable to use. Most recently, I'm the UX designer for Five Q Communications, a digital marketing agency serving ministries and non-profit organizations. Previously, I was the visual designer, UX and UI designer, and front-end developer for Elexio, a software company that creates and provides a comprehensive suite of software for churches. My contributions have earned awards for demonstrating best of industry, client satisfaction, and outstanding achievements in web design and development. Learn more about my experiences on my LinkedIn profile.

I’ve had the privilege of working with notable clients such as ReFrame Media, Jews For Jesus, Child Evangelism Fellowship, American Heritage Girls, Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), Key Life Network, Open Doors USA, Revive Our Hearts, The Voice of the Martyrs, and Cass County, Iowa.

If you’d like to connect on an opportunity or project, or just to say hello, I’d love to hear from you. Please contact me here.

"Relying on Terry for the user experience design we needed was one of the best decisions we made throughout the process of rethinking the mess that had engulfed our entire website. Terry was very methodical, flexible, and well-informed in his recommendations for us. He was also extremely gracious in his explanations and took extra time to make sure things were done to our expectations and specifications.”

- Jews For Jesus

About This Website

My motivation to learn, my unquenchable thirst for self-development, the pursuit of professional growth, and the thrill of exceeding expectations drive my work ethic. Listening is my strength. Earning trust is my goal. And my mission is that, through my work, I can better the world and how people experience it.

I tend to live my life in permanent beta, a term Reid Hoffman, Co-founder and Chairman of LinkedIn, talks about in his book, The Start-up of You. I believe I'm a work-in-progress. Someone who's never finished and never fully developed. I see each day as a new opportunity to learn more, do more, and grow more. To evolve and to chase excellence. And to this point, that's what this website, Terry Sprankle Design, is about. It's a way for me to share the things I've done, the things I've learned, and the things I continue to learn. And maybe a long the way, to connect with someone like you.

This website was built by me on the banks of Lake Wylie, S.C., a lake community just south of Charlotte, N.C. It was built with HTML5, CSS3 and a dusting of JavaScript, using Sublime Text, CodeKit and LESS as a CSS pre-processor. Fonts are Apertura and Museo Sans, served via Typekit.

A huge thanks to Seth Rexilius for his work on my identity and branding styles, to Brittany Chase for making me look good in the photo on this page, and to Malia Kline for making sure my words flow the way they should.


"What struck me throughout the course of the semester was the manner in which Terry continually challenged himself with each project. His quiet demeanor belied his intensity and passion - which he continues to have - for great design and aesthetics. I have yet to encounter another student who possesses such drive, persistent curiosity, and quiet tenacity for learning.”

-Kathryn Anderson, Professor, Millersville University