Christopher Lugo, Designer in Hillsboro, OR, United States
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Christopher Lugo

Verified Expert  in Design


Hillsboro, OR, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 30, 2020

Chris is a talented designer with over 13 years of digital expertise. He excels in high-paced agency settings working with clients from various industries on projects of all sizes. He designed an eCommerce tax platform engineered to simplify and consolidate tax collections for all 50 states, delivering a highly complex product that worked seamlessly. Chris masterfully brings thoughtful and creative solutions to life, whether it is a solid design system or a brand new product.


Work Experience

UX and Visual Designer

2016 - PRESENT
  • Spearheaded UX and design for Tributum’s back-end tax portal for eCommerce tax filings nationwide.
  • Improved userflow, interface, and design for Flywheel Taxi’s driver &and passenger monitors (DIM and PIM).
  • Offered consultations and design work to improve marketing efforts via web and social properties.
  • Delivered the logo design and brand identity for small businesses and enterprise-level clients.
Technologies: Graphic Design, Product Design, User Interface (UI), Adobe CC

Senior UX Designer

2013 - 2020
Propane Studio
  • Delivered UX and design for digital interactive projects, websites, mobile apps, social media, and marketing collateral.
  • Guided product and web solutions for industry leaders: Sauce Labs, Kaiser Permanente, SF Symphony, Absorb, and Equinix to name a few.
  • Collaborated with strategy and development teams to build high-fidelity userflows, wireframes, and prototypes.
  • Created brand and style guidelines for client identity systems as well as Propane’s own brand.
Technologies: Graphic Design, Product Design, User Interface (UI), Asana, Slack, Jira, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Keynote Templates, Microsoft Office, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Adobe CC

Design Director

2011 - 2014
Numi Financial
  • Created and managed all creative marketing needs. Collateral included new logos, stationery, debit card design, card carriers, wallet cards, sell sheets, PPT decks, email blast templates, images for web use, posters, and trade show banners.
  • Created and produced bilingual marketing materials for all collateral mentioned above.
  • Collaborated with the marketing team and clients to deliver creative products under tight time requirements.
Technologies: Print, Graphic Design, Microsoft Office, Adobe CC

Graphic Designer

2007 - 2011
Linear SC
  • Designed and produced in-store POS (signs, posters, base wraps, standees, case cards), direct mail, and internal sell sheets for Diageo brands Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, Bushmills, Baileys, and Don Julio.
  • Conceived, designed, and produced seasonal marketing campaigns for Diageo brands.
  • Designed and produced both CMS and HTML websites by altering CSS, creating graphics, and managing content.
  • Managed relationships between clients and vendors.
Technologies: WordPress
1997 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design (Minor in Spanish)

San Diego State University - San Diego, California, USA

2000 - 2001

Exchange Program in European Art & Architecture (Spanish)

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija - Madrid, Spain


Adobe CC, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Office, Jira, Slack, Asana, Zeplin, Figma

Industry Expertise

Healthcare, Fine Arts


WordPress, Mobile


Visual Design Language


Graphic Design, Product Design, Design, Animated Prototypes, Dashboard Design, Responsive Web Apps, UI Design, UX Pattern Design, Responsive Design, UI Patterns, CreativeJS, Data Visualization, UX Design, Print, Color Theory, Keynote Templates, Adobe Acrobat Pro, User Interface (UI), Web Applications, Interactive UX, Product Conceptualization, Brand Building, User Flows, Annotated Wireframes, Mobile First, Spanish-English Translation, Health Insurance, Marketing Strategy, Customer Portals, Integrated Marketing, 3D Walkthroughs, Prototyping, API Integration, eCommerce, Taxation, Web Portals, Faceted Search, Design Systems, Cloud Computing, 3D, User Testing, Information Architecture (IA), Data-informed Visual Design, Financial UX, Health IT

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