Seattle-based interaction designer specializing in product development and design strategy. Currently co-founder and head of design at Waxvine, a content-management platform for creating, maintaining, and sharing design systems.

Recent Work

What once was a side project became my full-time focus in late 2016. Waxvine is based on my experiences working with design teams to develop strategies for creating, maintaining, and sharing design systems. My goal is to create a product that can accommodate various types of documentation across industries and audiences.

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The goal of Globys’s flagship product allows large telecoms to better serve their business customers by enabling them to see their calling data in much greater detail. To ensure its continued success, I set out to create a vision for how this product will look and behave moving forward.

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Managing clients properly can mean the difference between having a job or having the corner office. Developed for banking account managers, the application’s goal was to provide insight into what was happening with customers. My goal was to design a compelling product that was easy to sell and users would love.

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Recent Experience

2016 - today

Waxvine

Leadership, Product Development

Co-Founder, Head of Design

Setting the vision for a content management platform for UX pros. Determining design direction, project priorities, and engagement strategies to acquire users and improve existing features. Defined brand voice and tone used throughout site and social media channels.

2012 - 2016

Globys

Product Development

Senior User Experience Designer

Led the interaction design for new and existing products. Created an updated visual identity used to guide the company's design vision moving forward. Performed user research, interviews, and studies to produce an updated design strategy. Worked closely with product owners.

2005 - 2012

Expeditors International

Enterprise User Experience

UX Specialist

Principle interaction designer for a redesign of the company’s website, a reporting application, and a customer-facing shipment tracking solution. Design lead for enterprise UI standards, ensuring consistency across business units by performing audits, providing guidance, and evolving the standards over time.

I'm Called Chris

I’m a Seattle-based user experience designer who specializes in interaction design, information architecture, and user research for web-based applications.

I am currently the co-founder of Waxvine, a cloud-based content management system for creating design systems, brand guidelines, and other design-related documentation.

If there's time left, I might be skiing, cooking for friends, or mowing the lawn.