Chris Constandse, Designer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chris Constandse

Designer in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Member since April 27, 2017
Chris is a principal digital designer (UX/UI/Product) 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

Digital Design

Employment

  • Senior UX/UI Designer (Freelance)

    2020 - PRESENT
    ABN AMRO Bank
    • Took the lead in a new MVP proposition offered to professional real-estate clients where they could easily manage their portfolio.
    • Advocated the importance of UX and UI design in a highly immature team.
    • Improved the usability of the existing digital products offered to our customers through thorough user research and A/B testing.
    Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Front-end, Scrum
  • International UX Consultant (Freelance)

    2018 - 2019
    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: Stakeholder Management, Sketch, UI, UX

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

  • Professional Certificate in Disruptive Strategy
    2021 - 2021
    Harvard Business School - Online
  • 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

Certifications

  • Typography
    DECEMBER 2009 - PRESENT
    Graphic Lyceum Amsterdam
  • Design and Layout
    DECEMBER 2009 - PRESENT
    Graphic Lyceum Amsterdam

Experience

  • UI Design12 years
  • UX Design12 years
  • Startups8 years
  • Stakeholder Management8 years
  • Fortune Global 5008 years
  • Travel & Leisure8 years
  • SaaS8 years
  • Fintech8 years

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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