Chris Alt, Designer in Hamburg, Germany
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Chris Alt

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Hamburg, Germany
Toptal Member Since
June 1, 2021

Chris is a digital leader with 20+ years of experience in brand design, UX and UI design, and team management. She has planned, managed, designed, and built digital products for brands such as Audi, Bertelsmann, Chrysler, Jeep, Mercedes, Wempe, and Yelp. Chris's mission is to deliver the most efficient, engaging, innovative, and high-quality experience. As a juror for the annual iF Design Award, she has honored the best work in the communication and website discipline since 2018.

Portfolio

Work Experience

CEO, Art Director, Designer

2004 - PRESENT
Chris Alt Design
  • Managed research, conception, branding, UX and UI design, and implementation for various projects.
  • Built brand identities and online design systems for various clients, including corporate design, UX and UI design, and design for social media.
  • Performed art direction and project management for big and small design solutions for various clients.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Sketch, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Art Direction, Creative Direction, Digital Creative Direction, Responsive Design, Responsive UI, Branding, UI Branding, UX Design, UI Design, Style Guides, Print Design, Logo Design, Corporate Design

Head of Design

2012 - 2015
Yelp
  • Developed UX and UI design for the website, mobile, and app, and served as the design lead and creative director.
  • Created a corporate identity guide, including the logo, typography, colors, graphic elements, and other assets.
  • Built a brand design for the website, mobile version, and app.
Technologies: Adobe CC, UX Design, UI Design, Art Direction, Creative Direction, Sketch, Style Guides, Responsive Design, Responsive UI, Mobile UI Design

Creative Director

2002 - 2003
DDD Design
  • Designed the websites for Chrysler, Jeep, and Mercedes.
  • Built and managed the agency's creative design team.
  • Created websites for artists who were under contract with Deutsche Grammophon, a well-known classical music label in Germany.
Technologies: Branding, Responsive Design, Print Design, Web Design, Web UI Design, Web UX Design, Automotive, Music, Luxury Goods

Art Director

1995 - 2003
Various Agencies (Advertising, Design, Internet)
  • Provided art direction at various advertising, internet, and design agencies in Hamburg.
  • Created online and offline presence for clients, including logos and corporate branding, digital and web design, style guides, packaging, and print design.
  • Built and led design teams in several agencies in Hamburg.
Technologies: Branding, Logo Design, Web Design, Advertising Design, Corporate Design
1991 - 1995

Diploma (Bachelor's Degree Equivalent) in Communication Design and Art Direction

Hamburger Akademie für Kommunikationsdesign & Art Direction - Hamburg, Germany

Tools

Adobe CC, Sketch, Adobe Experience Design (XD)

Industry Expertise

Fitness, Exercise & Fitness, Health & Wellness, Restaurants & Dining, Automotive, Music, Food & Beverage, Luxury Goods

Other

Communication Design, Branding, Art Direction, Print Design, Web Design, Logo Design, Corporate Design, UI Design, Mobile UI, Mobile Design, Web UI Design, Creative Direction, Mobile UI Design, Style Guides, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Design, eCommerce UI, Digital Creative Direction, Responsive UI, UI Branding, Web UX Design, Visual Design, Graphic Design, Brochure Design, Brand Design, Visual Identity, Brand Identity, Identity Design, eCommerce Design, eCommerce, Women's Health, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Websites, Brand Guidelines, UX Design, Presentations, Conceptual Design, Advertising Design, Wireframing, UI Prototyping, App Design, Consulting, Social Media Platforms, Coaching, Career Coaching, Business Coaching, Management Consulting

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