Chris is a digital designer on a mission to
build enchanting products that make life better.

He specializes in UX design, UI design, product strategy &
user research for complex web & mobile applications.

He has a BA in Design | Media Arts from UCLA.

Currently at Google. 

Uptual Online Marketplace

Product Strategy, UX Design, UI Design, Testing

Uptual 1.0 is an online marketplace where homeowners can easily find and hire a contractor. 

I was the designer for this startup and I designed the user experience, the user interface and conducted usability testing.

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Uptual 1.0 - Online Marketplace (2012)

Uptual 1.0 - Online Marketplace (2012)

Derivatas - Financial Analytics Web Application (2011)

Derivatas - Financial Analytics Web Application (2011)

Derivatas Financial Application

Product Strategy, UX Design, UI Design, Testing

Derivatas is a suite of financial tools that help financial analysts perform valuations of privately held companies.  

I was the lead designer at this successful startup and was involved in everything from product strategy, to UI design, UX design, user research and testing.  

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Visual & UI Design

I have extensive experience in visual and UI design for complex applications. Here is a sample of my work that demonstrates my approach and aesthetic.

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Mobile Applications

I have experience in iOS and Android web application design. I have done testing, UI and UX design. 

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Uptual 3.0

Local Discovery (2013)

Uptual is a Q&A community for discovering new things and places in your city. 

I collaborated with an amazing cross-functional team to build Uptual. I led the design through several big product pivots until arriving at this version. 

I learned ALOT from my experience at Uptual. Each pivot was filled with learning opportunities. A key lesson was the importance of testing and validating product assumptions early in the development cycle. 

I also learned the value of taking action but in a lean and smart way, creating and testing design solutions as quickly as possible with as little expense as possible. And I got really good at communicating fluently with developers, marketing, business and product people.