Chris Blanz, Designer in Nashville, TN, United States
Chris Blanz

Designer in Nashville, TN, United States

Member since February 2, 2021
Chris creates user-friendly digital experiences that inform, instruct, and inspire. He can serve multiple roles for a single project, including UX strategist, UX designer, UI designer, and copywriter, creating everything from concept sketches to high-fidelity, interactive prototypes. As a hands-on team leader, Chris has created award-winning campaigns for brands like Band-Aid, Cracker Barrel, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, MIT, The Washington Post, LEGO, and National Geographic.
Chris is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • User Experience Designer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Self-Employed
    • Redesigned the user experience for Dataswift's user and developer platforms, plus the internal admin UX. Enhanced brand standards and a "best practices" process to bring multiple products under a single visual and vocal identity. dataswift.io.
    • Designed and managed the development of a message management system UX and UI for the WNBPA that allowed management to tactically message individuals, teams, special groups, or the entire league with announcements, polls, or special alerts.
    • Developed the first-to-market concept for Smile Care Club that included product development and the initial pilot to prove the concept. Shortly after launch, Invisalign bought a 19% stake in the company.
    • Enhanced the user experience, recruited an elite team of creatives to accelerate the brand's evolution, and developed investor presentations for SportsBlog.com. Momentum grew from 5,000 visitors in the first month to 1 million after 11 months.
    • Designed and developed a fresh brand strategy, company identity, and graphic standards library for Kythera Labs.
    Technologies: Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Sketch, Webflow, Webflow CMS, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Apple Keynote, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Advertising, Product Design, Graphic Design, Writing & Editing, Creative Direction, Logo Design, Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI, UX, Microsoft Office, Statistics, Analytics, Basketball, Sports, Coaching, Product Strategy, Brainstorming, UX Strategy, iOS App Design, Android App Design, App Design, Mobile App UX, Mobile App UI, Brainstorm Facilitation, Art Direction, Sports Education, Education, K-12 Education, Early Childhood Education, Education Technology (Edtech), SaaS, SaaS Design, Enterprise SaaS, Software as a Service (SaaS), PaaS, Healthcare, Health & Wellness, Health, Digital Health, Health Care, Healthcare Management Systems, Wellness, Web Design, Web UX, Web App UX, Web UI, Web UI Design, Web Animation
  • VP | Creative and User Experience

    2018 - 2019
    Perception Health
    • Designed enhancements for the flagship SaaS platform's interface with a multiphased approach that provided small incremental, but tactical improvements to the user experience.
    • Refined the company brand and the existing SaaS product identities.
    • Wrote new copy for all public-facing products and services, promotions for the web, print, and sales presentations.
    • Designed and developed a new website, including a full CMS-driven blog using Webflow. chrisblanz-perceptionhealth.webflow.io/.
    Technologies: Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Webflow, Webflow CMS, Microsoft Office, Salesforce, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Apple Keynote, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Advertising, Product Design, Graphic Design, Writing & Editing, Creative Direction, Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI, UX, Principle, Statistics, Analytics, Product Strategy, Brainstorming, UX Strategy, Brainstorm Facilitation, Art Direction, Education, SaaS, SaaS Design, Enterprise SaaS, Software as a Service (SaaS), PaaS, Healthcare, Health & Wellness, Health IT, Health, Digital Health, Health Care, Healthcare Management Systems, Wellness, Web Design, Web UX, Web App UX, Web UI, Web UI Design, Web Animation

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
    1988 - 1992
    Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

Experience

Location

Nashville, TN, United States

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