Chris Pallé, UX Designer in Old Bridge Township, NJ, United States
Chris Pallé

UX Designer in Old Bridge Township, NJ, United States

Member since July 24, 2020
Chris is a hard-charging, success-driven, change strategist with robust entrepreneurial instincts and a 20-year career of applying people, creative, marketing, and technical acumen to scale and deliver impactful commercial & digital design solutions that propel growth for emerging to Fortune 500 enterprises. Chris excels at unpacking challenges, uncovering design opportunities, provisioning inspired design direction that dissolves uncertainty, and presenting brilliant presentations.
Chris is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Part-time Lecturer | Educator

    2021 - PRESENT
    Rutgers University
    • Developed curriculum focused on the design process to teach students user-centered design best practices, including problem articulation, user interviews and observations, and persona development.
    • Led 35+ students per semester through rigorous discovery and design process using goal-directed UX/UI design principles and Adobe XD for prototyping.
    • Introduced product management skills into the design process for requirements gathering and articulated user stories ready for agile management system such as Jira.
    Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), UX Design, UI Design, User Research, Ethnography, Product Design, Low-fidelity Prototypes, UX Prototyping, UX Mentoring
  • Director of Operations and Design | President

    2011 - 2020
    Wisdom & Craft | Self-Employed
    • Attracted and captured new business. Devised and executed winning business development strategies while orchestrating a portfolio of projects valued at up to $500,000 each.
    • Assisted in raising $1 million in venture funding for metaMe and winning a tech company's pilot program to develop an early-stage blockchain-based protocol.
    • Optimized the plan of a next-generation research engine JV initiative for IEEE with limited resources and aggressive timelines tasked with simplifying search and delivery of 2 million archived technical documents.
    • Saved The Economist $150,000+ in development costs by identifying and integrating successful feature sets into larger product vision while conceptualizing, prototyping, and testing a brand-aligned mobile app for a new digital product.
    • Influenced the evolution of product quality for iCIMS via an enhanced sales process.
    • Contributed to the seismic shift in the development approach to user-centered design for a global SaaS firm that owns the second most widely deployed applicant tracking system.
    • Shepherded a team through product design, prototyping, and startup activities.
    Technologies: Product Vision, UX Flows, Prototyping, Agile, Personas, UX Strategy, Office 365, G Suite, Axure, OmniGraffle, Figma, Sketch, Adobe CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Strategic Design, UX Research, Product Discovery, Workflow Diagrams, Information Architecture (IA), Startups, UX Leadership, Leadership, Administration, Discovery Workshops, Project Estimation, Mobile UX, Workshops, UI Design, User Experience (UX), Product Design, User Flows, Low-fidelity Prototypes, B2B, UX Prototyping, Heuristic Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Survey Design, UX Mentoring, Ethnography

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Graphic Design, Technical Communication, and eBusiness Strategy
    2000 - 2002
    Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY, United States

Experience

Location

Old Bridge Township, NJ, United States

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