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Chris Ciesielski

Chris Ciesielski

Designer
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
  • GE Collectors Application
  • GE IT Hiring Site
  • Intercompany Funding
  • Solution Search
  • CRM Tool - Insights
  • GE Capital Deposits
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
Experience
  • User Experience (UX)8 years
  • User Research8 years
  • UX Prototyping8 years
  • Mobile UX4 years
  • InVision3 years
  • Sketch3 years
  • Big Data2 years
  • Telematics2 years
Tools
  • Sketch
  • InVision
La Grange, IL, United States
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