A fter spending 6 years in Seattle, WA as a Designer for Avvo.com and Microsoft, I now live in Columbia, MD. Started my design career in multi-media design and have evolved to user-centered design.
I always try to see things from others perspective and adapt to the circumstances of a project. This site is a collection of the work I've done over the years (1998 - present) and is intended to give you an idea of my skill set. — Thanks, Chris
Connections Education — User Experience Designer
Columbia, MD - 2013 to Present
Avvo.com — User Experience Designer
Lead UX design efforts from concept to production. Participate in and conduct research/usability. Sketching and rapid prototyping (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery). Stakeholder reviews. Partner with engineering throughout production and test. Bug bash and maintain existing UI. Style guide development. Improve internal design processes. Build design/development relationship.
Seattle, WA - 2007 to 2013 (5 years 6 months)
Microsoft Office Live — User Interface Designer
Design specifications for the MS Office UX team. Bug bash and UI maintenance.
Redmond, WA - 2007 (5 months)
Microsoft — Flash Demo Designer
Gather stakeholder requirements. MS Office product simulation with Flash. Cross-group collaboration.
Redmond, WA - 2006 to 2007 (8 months)
Exemplum — Flash Designer
Client brand requirements. Multiple hi-fidelity mockups for review. Flash demo development. Partner with developers, photographers, and client managers. Maintain and update existing client demos. Agency marketing material and new business efforts.
Blacksburg, VA - 2005 to 2006 (1 year)
Freelance/Self-Employment — Web Designer
Seeking new business. Client proposals and management. Scheduling, designing and developing approved client work.
Greensboro, NC - 2004 to 2005 (1 year 1 months)
Symetri Corp / Trone Advertising — Sr. Web Designer
Lead design efforts with a multi-disciplinary team. Client requirements and management. Design reviews to high level stakeholders. Manage Jr. level designers. Partner with art/creative directors to extend campaigns online.
Greensboro, NC - 2000 to 2004 (4 years 5 months)
Spin Communications — Multi-Media Designer
Provide design solutions across various mediums. CD-ROM (Macromedia Director), video production, web design/development.
Greensboro, NC - 1998 to 2000 (2 years 5 months)
Mobile Design, HTML/CSS, Sass - 2013
User Experience Workshop on Qualitative UX Research Tools
UXPA DC Metro Chapter (Washington, DC) - 2013
User Experience Design Process & Principals
Canvas Co/work (Washington, DC) - 2013
UIE Conference Seattle
Jarad Spool (Seattle, WA) 2011
Scenarios to Sketches with Kim Goodwin
Puget Sound SIGCHI (Seattle, WA) - 2011
Rich Media Design & Flash Actionscript
Macromedia Authorized Training (Charlotte, NC) - 2004 & 2006
The School of Communication Arts (Raleigh, NC) - 1997 to 1998
Commercial Art & Advertising Design
Associates Degree @ Fayetteville Tech Community College (Fayetteville, NC) - 1995 to 1997