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

Designer in La Grange, IL, United States

Member since June 16, 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

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Sr. Experience Designer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Arity - an Allstate Company
    • Dedicated Sr. UX Architect to Arity's cloud-compute and cloud-storage Platform teams which includes Arity's SDK, data flow and API intelligence teams.
    • Common UX deliverables include user journey maps, personas, user stories, static and clickable prototypes (Sketch/InVision) and user research finding reports.
    • Common UX activities include ideation facilitation (LUMA methods), contextual inquiry, industry-specific competitive research and user testing sessions.
    • Lead designer supporting Arity's Driving Engine SDK releases (iOS & Android). Most UX deliverables for the SDK include callback diagrams, release notes, implementation and technical guides and UX/UI recommendations.
    • Co-led Arity's Pattern Library team using Atomic Design Methodology.
    • Comfortable working in Agile/SAFe formats using Lean design principles.
    Technologies: Telematics - mobile and plugin devices, Big Data, Hadoop, Apigee, Postman
  • 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

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

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Location

La Grange, IL, United States

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