Christine Esoldo

Christine Esoldo

Charleston, SC, United States
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Christine Esoldo

Christine Esoldo

Designer
Charleston, SC, United States
Member since February 22, 2016
Christine is a UX designer, product strategist, and researcher with over a decade of experience. She's shipped enterprise on-premise software and SaaS products, consumer apps, and marketing/eCommerce websites. Her range of experience includes leading visual design, content strategy, and user research projects and processes. She is familiar with remote work, Agile processes and communicates effectively with distributed teams.
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Employment
  • Design Editor, Toptal Design Blog
    Toptal
    2017 - PRESENT
    • Planned, wrote, and edited articles for the Toptal Design Blog.
    • Collaborated with subject matter experts to improve and edit their articles.
    Technologies: CMS
  • Principal UX Designer | UX Research Lead and Creative Director
    Quest Software (formerly Dell Software)
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Established and led the overall research process and program across the information management business unit to inform product strategy and UX decisions. Managed and led the research and product strategy (and validation) efforts for new products through market exploration and a user-centered design process. Oversaw the work of researchers and designers conducting their own research projects.
    • Led the creative direction, including visual design, interaction patterns, illustrations, brand style, and copywriting for e-commerce SaaS website redesign, as well as database management SaaS products. Oversaw the work of writers and designers. Developed style guides as appropriate.
    • Led the iterative testing and ongoing evaluation of product updates, new feature releases, and new products within design sprints (Agile). Used a variety of research methods to validate design assumptions and uncover new knowledge, including surveys, iterative usability testing (moderated and unmoderated), click testing, interviews, and card sorting/tree testing.
    • Was promoted from a senior UX designer to principal UX designer after seven months (which is a fairly quick promotion for the company).
    • Led the UX and visual design for a proof-of-concept redesign of the main business-unit website. Created the workflows, interaction patterns, and original illustrations.
    • Designed the overall look/feel and interaction patterns (including the pattern library) for a new cloud-based database replication SaaS.
    • Established the content strategy, copywriting, and editorial best practices, processes, and standards.
    Technologies: Sketch, Adobe, InVision, Notable, UXPin, Frontify, Mural, RealtimeBoard, Sketching (marker and paper), Slack, Confluence, JIRA, Confluence, MailChimp, Zapier, Validately, Lookback
Other Experience
  • Christine is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Christine shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
Education
  • Master of Fine Arts in Merchandising
    Academy of Art University - San Francisco, CA, USA
    2008 - 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Magazines (Graphic Design and Writing)
    Temple University - Philadelphia, PA, USA
    2001 - 2003
Experience
  • Graphic Design12 years
  • User Interface (UI)10 years
  • User Experience (UX)10 years
  • UX Research10 years
  • Branding10 years
  • Usability10 years
  • HTML5 years
  • CSS5 years
Charleston, SC, United States
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