ART, DESIGN, CODE

Hello. I’m Chris. I live in Oakland, California. I design and make things.

Currently, I’m leading Mobile at Piazza, a Q&A platform for academic use, chosen by over 30,000 professors at more than 1,000 schools. In my role as senior product designer, I’ve introduced the firm to user-centered design processes; along the way, I’m running product, managing our mobile engineers, and providing mentorship to our design team.

My last gig was lead product designer and front-end engineer for Neighborland, a new way for civic organizations to collaborate with residents. It's a set of tools, powered by a social network, that’s designed to facilitate a human-centered, participatory planning process.

Before that, I was at UC’s Berkley Language Center, where I did the UX/UI design and full-stack engineering for the BLC Library of Foreign Language Film Clips, a web app that serves over 10,000 film clips in 50 languages to language instructors and students at 55 colleges and universities in 3 countries.

In the past I’ve also made music, engineered audio recordings, and done graphic design for print. Sometimes, I make visual art and design furniture. Though busy, I always try to find time to write short-form nonsense.

Thanks for stopping by.