Hello, I’m Chris, a designer with a passion for using the principles of visual design to create web sites and apps that provide an engaging, informative user experience.

My career has revolved around communication in one form or another, first with words as a journalist and editor, and then with images, words, and code as a graphic designer, web designer, and — currently — as a UX designer.

I approach projects with a logical, content-first mindset, and bring to bear my education in sociology and psychology to inform information architecture, user flows, user research, and UI design. I believe that the two most important tools in my arsenal are ears for active listening, and a voice for thoughtful questioning.

Current Status

My last full-time role was as Senior User Experience Designer at PBS, where I was the UX lead for the PBS Kids for Parents and PBS LearningMedia websites.

Now retired from full-time work, I am exploring life’s “Third Stage,” making, writing, volunteering, and learning pickleball (it’s a requirement for seniors, LOL).

Key Skills

  • Ideation
  • Problem definition
  • Heuristic evaluation, UX-UI research
  • UI, visual, and graphic design
  • Business and UX requirements scoping
  • Cross-functional collaboration (marketing, product, engineering)
  • Screenflows and user flows
  • Wireframing and prototyping
  • Writing and conducting usability testing
  • Semantic html, css
  • Microcopy writing and copyediting

Core Tools

  • Pencil and paper
  • Figma
  • Chrome developer tools
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • UserTesting.com

Other Tools

  • Sketch
  • InDesign
  • Google Workspace
  • JIRA/Pivotal Tracker


  • CSS animations
  • Customer journey and empathy mapping
  • Designing for accessibility
  • User research methods