Designing and educating about systems that are useful, usable, accessible, and delightful user experiences for all users. Extending the ethos of human-centered design and empathy based software development.

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A Designer/educator whose curiousity drives human-centered design practices to impact user experience, rapid prototyping, interaction design, information architecture, product design, software development, and design education. A Designer who generates new understanding and insight into otherwise unexplored areas within education, design, and business.

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Featured Work

Macintosh 30 Year Tribute

Case study check out via Behance...

2U/Trilogy UX/UI Boot Camp Curriculum Design + Development

Case study in progress. In meantime check out Trilogy website...

Netflix + Norfolk State University + 2U - UX/UI Undergrad 16 Week Boot Camp Semester Design + Development

Case study in progress. In the meantime check out PR from Techcrunch.

Vulcan Inc. Film Production Company Redesign

Case study via Behance.

Book Learn HCI

Buy now on Amazon or through Packt Publishing.

Watch me teach a introduction to UX/UI Boot Camp lecture at UCI

Services

LX: Learning Experience

Interested in creating world class educational products designed from a student first perspective.

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User Experience (UX) Design

Creating user centered first solutions that are focused on solving users problems.

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IxD Interaction Design

Applying Human centered principles to every way a user interacts with the sytems we design.

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User Centered Research

Sharing knowledge and user insights through research.

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Curriculum Development

Applying Student centered principles to the design and execution of highly engaging classroom experinences.

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UX Writing

Design is experiential and if writing can impact how a we grow our tent.

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UX Writing + Education Content Highlights

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UX Typography

UX Design collective article with some tips to be a better typographer as a UX designer.

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UX Informavores

UX Design collective article discussing information foraging theory.

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More writing on Medium

Skills


Experience

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Jan 2010 - May 2015

Freelance Sr. UX Designer

Advertising + Start-ups
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Jun 2015 - Feb 2017

UX & UI Designer

A Hundred Years
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Feb 2017 - May 2021

Lead Curriculum Architect

Trilogy Education Services a 2U Inc Brand.

Education

2008-2010

Masters in Fine Art: MFA: Media Design

Art Center College of Design

2007-08

Bachelors in Fine Art - BFA:Graphic Design - incomplete

Art Center College of Design

2004

Bachelors in Fine Art - BFA:Graphic Design/Painting

Colorado State University

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Testimonials

Chris is a fantastic instructor, and I am incredibly fortunate to learn from someone passionate and knowledgeable in UX/UI design. He is always enthusiastic and willing to go the extra mile to make sure all his students excel in class. I was impressed with Chris' curriculum as it was exceptionally well thought out and organized throughout the entire course. I believe that I became a better designer with the disciplines he taught in class. I am confident to say that he has prepared me for the real world and taught me how to be an independent thinker. I recommend anyone interested in becoming a strong UX/UI Designer to take his course.

Jason Hyun

UX/UI Designer
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Chris is an amazing mentor who puts his time and effort to communicate everything within his knowledge to his students. Combining his great experience and education, Chris can provide a realistic perspective and approach of what UX/UI looks like in real life. Would love to work with him again!

Mureed Ibrahim

Product Designer
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