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Chris Constandse

Chris Constandse

Designer
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Member since April 25, 2017
Chris is an internationally acclaimed senior digital designer (UX/UI) with broad front-end knowledge. By working in a wide range of industries—from travel (Booking.com) to fintech (Backbase), retail, and beyond—he has developed his UX and UI skills to an expert level and uses proven methods and innovative solutions to a variety of products. His expertise is recognized by various exclusive networks, including the InVision Design Leadership Forum.
Chris is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Booking.com
  • Xenos
  • Inzpire.me
  • Cook & Co
  • 100x Design
  • Yanmar Europe
Employment
  • International UX Consultant (Freelance)
    2018 - PRESENT
    Backbase
    • Implemented stakeholder management with international banks around the world, e.g., Bahrein, the Middle East.
    • Created strong UX and UI designs that fit the brand.
    • Led design discussions and persuaded/convinced the client via rational arguments.
    • Conducted user research to validate new ideas and to strengthen arguments.
    • Installed a design system to keep the design consistent and the user experience optimized.
    Technologies: UX, UI, Sketch, Stakeholder Management
  • Head of Design and Product
    2017 - 2018
    Inzpire.me
    • Held a leadership position in a fast-paced startup environment.
    • Managed and was responsible for all of the UI and UX design work that was created within Inzpire.me.
    • Advised the CEO and COO (both co-founders) on the product development and company strategy.
    • Defined a design and product strategy together with the CEO.
    • Set up a high-level multiquarter plan for product development.
    • Worked remotely and flew to Oslo, Norway once every six weeks to collaborate in person with the team.
    • Shared my passion and (positive) energy with the team, to create the optimal feeling of personal attachment to the product.
    • Gained a promotion and became the head of product.
    • Actively mentored a design student on a weekly basis for the full year that I worked at Inzpire.me.
    Technologies: Sketch, Photoshop
Other Experience
  • Personalized UX and the Power of Design and Emotion (Publication)
    Personalization is all about communicating a message aimed directly at the individual user. Emotional design focuses on the overall emotional impact of design choices, including those that involve personalization. Combining the personal and the emotional is where the real magic happens.
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Interactive Media (Programming, Design, Interaction)
    2006 - 2011
    University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Erasmus exchange in Narrative Forms in Media, Journalism, Graphic Design, Intercultural Communications
    2010 - 2010
    Mid Sweden University - Sundsvall, Sweden
  • Certificate in Design and Layout
    2009 - 2009
    Graphic Lyceum Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Certificate in Typography
    2009 - 2009
    Graphic Lyceum Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Experience
  • UI Design12 years
  • UX Design12 years
  • SaaS8 years
  • Fintech8 years
  • Travel & Leisure8 years
  • Fortune Global 5008 years
  • Stakeholder Management8 years
  • Startups8 years
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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