Chris Ciesielski, Designer in La Grange, IL, United States
Chris Ciesielski

Designer in La Grange, IL, United States

Member since June 22, 2017
Chris is a UI/UX designer with a wide breadth of experience in designing, researching, and testing enterprise-level applications. With ten years of freelance experience delivering projects for customers big and small, he is perfectly comfortable with all aspects of design, from speaking with customers to designing wireframes, and tweaking code.
Chris is now available for hire


  • Sr. Product Designer

    2019 - PRESENT
    • Full stack designer dedicated to the internal policy administration system team that is used to issue and edit auto policies.
    • Supported the external-facing Agent portal where agents can quote and bind policies on a customer's behalf.
    • Interfaced with product management, engineering leads, QA leads and developers on a daily basis. Attended all scrum ceremonies.
    • Helped prioritize road map features and enhancements with product and engineering leadership.
    • Leveraged quantitative user data from our app to help identify current pain points across the user experience.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Figma,
  • Senior Experience Designer

    2017 - 2019
    • Served as a dedicated senior UX architect on Arity's cloud-compute and cloud-storage platform teams, including Arity's SDK, data flow, and API intelligence teams.
    • Delivered user journey maps, personas, user stories, static and clickable prototypes (Sketch or InVision), and user research finding reports.
    • Facilitated ideation (LUMA methods), contextual inquiry, industry-specific competitive research, and user testing sessions.
    • Led the design for Arity's Driving Engine SDK releases (iOS and Android). Most UX deliverables for the SDK included callback diagrams, release notes, implementation and technical guides, and UX/UI recommendations.
    • Co-led Arity's pattern library team using atomic design methodology.
    Technologies: Telematics, Postman, Apigee, Hadoop, Big Data


  • Master's Degree in Historic Preservation - Applied Sciences
    2009 - 2011
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
    1999 - 2003
    Maryland Institute College of Art - Baltimore, Maryland


  • LUMA Certified Practitioner
    MAY 2018 - PRESENT




La Grange, IL, United States

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