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Chris Ciesielski

Chris Ciesielski

Designer
Batavia, IL, United States
Member since June 16, 2017
Chris is a UI/UX designer with a wide breath of experience 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
Portfolio
  • GE Collectors Application
  • GE IT Hiring Site
  • Intercompany Funding
  • Solution Search
  • CRM Tool - Insights
  • GE Capital Deposits
Employment
  • UX Researcher
    2015 - 2017
    GE Digital
    • Led UX research efforts for global HR platforms. Conducted both qualitative and quantitative research in remote and in person settings.
    • Responsible for variety of research goals including requirement gathering, assumption validation, and user testing of rapid prototypes.
    • Comfortable working in waterfall, Agile, and Lean development methodologies with onsite and remote teams.
    • Produce user journey maps, user personas, UI mockups (desktop and mobile screens), visual style guides, and research findings reports with recommendations.
    • Proficient in working and designing in responsive HTML, iOS, and Android environments.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Optimal Workshop, Usabilla
  • UX Lead
    2013 - 2015
    GE Capital
    • Managed four mid-career employees, and mentored two junior UX designers.
    • Defined creative direction and overall project deliverables.
    • Interfaced with project stakeholders and executives to get buy in and sign offs on design direction.
    • Conducted team's performance reviews, annual salary planning, and bonus reviews.
    • Managed project budgets ranging from $250,000 to $5 million.
    Technologies: Axure, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Education
  • 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
Experience
  • User Research8 years
  • User Experience (UX)8 years
  • UX Prototyping8 years
  • Axure RP Pro5 years
  • Apps5 years
  • Mobile UX4 years
  • InVision3 years
  • Sketch3 years
Tools
  • Axure RP Pro
  • InVision
  • Sketch
Batavia, IL, United States
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