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About

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You can call me Chris. I am a product designer in Austin, TX. I specialize in design research, but am far from just a researcher. I enjoy solving problems and making things that help people.

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. Before that, I studied Economics at the University of Florida (Go Gators!! 🐊).

I climb fake rocks indoors, hit the heavy bag, watch football, win trivia, and pretend I'm an expert photographer. I enjoy reading, learning how to weld, 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