Chris Aalid, Designer in Seattle, WA, United States
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Chris Aalid

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Designer

Location
Seattle, WA, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 22, 2022

Chris is a product designer with five years of experience and expertise in UX strategy, research, and design; interaction design (IxD); high-fidelity design and prototyping; animation; and usability testing. He has designed world-class digital products for Trek Bikes, including eCommerce platforms, iOS and Android apps, IoT products, digital-retail hybrid experiences, and two-sided marketplaces. Chris excels at solving complex B2C, B2B, and enterprise problems with groundbreaking design.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Senior Product Designer

2021 - PRESENT
Apartment List
  • Designed for the core logged-in renter experience on web, mobile web, iOS, and Android to help three million renters a year search for homes to rent.
  • Revamped the login experience across iOS and Android to make it friction-free for users to log in and resume their apartment searches across devices.
  • Grew key revenue metrics by 8% by shipping iterative experiments that drove higher contacting behavior from renters to leasing agents.
Technologies: Figma, A/B Testing, Framer X, Usability Testing, UX Strategy, Usertesting.com, Optimal Workshop, Principle, Flinto, Design Systems, React, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript, Sketch, High-fidelity Mockups, UI Design, Wireframing, Mobile UI Design, UX Wireflows, User Flows, User Research, iOS UI Design, Adobe After Effects, iOS App Design, Responsive Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Unmoderated Remote Usability Testing, Framer, Customer Interviews, Customer Research, Customer Journeys, Motion Interaction, Remote User Testing, Interaction Design (IxD), Quantitative Research, Remote Usability Testing, Qualitative Research, Research, Web Analytics, Quantitative Analysis, User Testing, Multivariate Testing, Hotjar, Validated User Research, Quantitative User Research, User Needs, Web UI Design, iOS, Framer Prototyping, User Interviews, UX Principles, Rapid Prototyping, User Personas, Personas, High-fidelity Prototypes, App UX, UX Flows, Mockups, Mobile Mockups, UX Research, Prototyping, UX Design, Web UX, ProtoPie, Web Design, Android

Digital Product Designer

2018 - 2021
Trek Bicycle
  • Designed world-class digital products at Trek, a $3 billion+ outdoor brand represented in 90+ countries, including eCommerce, iOS and Android, and IoT devices.
  • Launched Pedal, a design system that unites design tokens, components, and patterns between design and engineering across iOS, Android, web, mobile web, and IoT devices.
  • Led the design strategy for Trek's core eCommerce experience to increase key consumer shopping metrics, driving $1 billion+ in annual revenue.
  • Led the transition from Sketch to Figma for seven team members, including rebuilding Trek's design system in Figma.
  • Designed and launched flexible fulfillment, allowing Trek's customers to order online and choose home shipping, delivery windows, or brick-and-mortar pickup.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Principle, ProtoPie, Framer X, Sketch, InVision, Adobe After Effects, User Flows, Usertesting.com, Usability Testing, Remote Usability Testing, Unmoderated Remote Usability Testing, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Framer, Framer Prototyping, Prototyping, Design Systems, UX Strategy, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), UX Design, iOS, UI Design, iOS UI Design, Responsive Design, eCommerce UX, High-fidelity Mockups, Wireframing, Mobile UI Design, UX Wireflows, User Research, eCommerce UI, iOS App Design, InVision App, Optimal Workshop, Flinto, Customer Interviews, Customer Research, Customer Journeys, Guerilla Usability Testing, Motion Interaction, Remote User Testing, Interaction Design (IxD), Ethnographic Interviews, Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, Research, Web Analytics, Quantitative Analysis, User Testing, Google Optimize, Multivariate Testing, Google Analytics, VWO, ClickTale, A/B Testing, Validated User Research, Quantitative User Research, User Needs, Web UI Design, Figma, User Interviews, UX Principles, Rapid Prototyping, User Personas, Personas, High-fidelity Prototypes, App UX, UX Flows, Mockups, Mobile Mockups, UX Research, eCommerce, Web UX, Web Design, Android

UI/UX Designer

2017 - 2018
CUNA
  • Designed end-to-end user experiences in the financial sector.
  • Designed an eCommerce and event platform, driving $60 million in sales.
  • Designed and online learning platform used by 300,000+ monthly.
Technologies: User Testing, Hotjar, Google Analytics, Adobe After Effects, Principle, Framer X, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, High-fidelity Mockups, UI Design, Wireframing, Mobile UI Design, Usability Testing, UX Wireflows, User Flows, User Research, iOS UI Design, eCommerce UI, iOS App Design, Responsive Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), InVision App, CSS, HTML, Design Systems, Unmoderated Remote Usability Testing, Framer, Usertesting.com, Customer Interviews, Customer Research, Customer Journeys, Guerilla Usability Testing, Motion Interaction, Remote User Testing, Interaction Design (IxD), Ethnographic Interviews, Quantitative Research, Remote Usability Testing, Qualitative Research, Research, Web Analytics, Quantitative Analysis, Multivariate Testing, Axure, A/B Testing, eCommerce UX, Validated User Research, Quantitative User Research, User Needs, Web UI Design, iOS, Framer Prototyping, User Interviews, UX Principles, Rapid Prototyping, UX Strategy, User Personas, Personas, High-fidelity Prototypes, App UX, UX Flows, Mockups, Mobile Mockups, UX Research, eCommerce, Prototyping, UX Design, Web UX, Web Design