All-around cool dude

About

You can call me Chris. I also go by Product Designer or UX Designer. I specialize in design research, so I suppose you could call me a UX Researcher, too. Whatever you call me, I just want to solve problems and make things that people will enjoy using.

I currently work at USAA in their Austin, TX design studio. I work on the credit and debit card experience. Previously, I worked for IBM Design, helping to make cloud computing better with Bluemix. I love the challenge of working in an area with so much complexity.

Back in the day, I received my Masters in HCI from the University of Michigan School of Information.  I was an Executive Officer in SOCHI, and I helped make World IA Day Ann Arbor happen.

I climb fake rocks indoors, watch football, win trivia, and pretend I'm an expert photographer. I enjoy reading, contemplating life's mysteries, and working up the courage to do standup one day. My favorite word is aplomb.

I've never met someone who didn't like me.


Resume available upon request.

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My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
— Hedley Lamarr