Kris Burger, Designer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Kris Burger

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
February 4, 2019

Kris is a human-centered designer focused on the intersection of brands, products, and services. With several years of UI/UX, product design, and branding experience, he continues to incorporate his knowledge, experience, and understanding of design, communication, and user experience into each project. Clients range from early-stage startups—such as Dialpad and UberConference—to enterprise companies and government organizations.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Founder, Lead Designer

2012 - PRESENT
Abralab
  • Supported clients with strategy, design, and content – continued to design and develop products, websites, prototypes, and assets for startups, consultants, and government-related organizations.
  • Worked for various clients across North America and EU – including Clorox (Burt's Bee's, CloroxPro, etc.), Dialpad, UberConference, Talis Biomedical, RKS Design, Circles (by Sodexo), Context Research, Rand Group, insight software, TELUS, and more.
  • Worked on strategy – conducted internal and external research, organized projects and requirements, set timelines, and led discussions around process, exploration, and conclusion.
  • Designed digital product, including native iOS and Android apps for each respective app store, following app guidelines, and design systems.
  • Worked on responsive web design, including design for desktop and mobile, exporting assets, prototyping interactions and details, providing detailed specs and style guides including HTML and CSS, and communicating with development to ensure success.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin, Sketch, Figma, Client Management, Client Relations, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), UI Design, UX Design, AI Design, HTML, CSS, SaaS Design, iOS UI Design, iOS App Design, iOS UX Design, Design Systems, Android App Design, Android Design Guidelines, Android UI Design, Android Material Design, Responsive Web Apps, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile Design, eCommerce, Mobile UI Design, System Design, UX Research, Web UX Design, Design, Web UI Design, HubSpot

Design Lead

2017 - 2018
Finhaven Technology
  • Developed the design team, brand, website, and product leading to Finhaven's $6.6 million series A round.
  • Conducted internal and external research such as user interviews, competitive research and design, prototype, tests, and iterated with stakeholders.
  • Worked through complex KYC and onboarding flows, asset management and transfer of both crypto and fiat, developing an understanding of local and international regulatory requirements.
  • Worked through user management, including roles, permissions, and custom, security such as 2FA, and other issues specific to cryptocurrency products and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborated with marketing, production, and engineering to the specific design and Finhaven's MVP with users.
Technologies: Squarespace, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Craft CMS, InVision, Sketch, Figma, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), UI Design, UX Design, Mobile UI Design, UX Research, Web UX Design, Design, Web UI Design

Product Designer

2016 - 2018
UberConference
  • Wireframed and designed the experience and interface for the web and mobile application implementation, including app flow, in-call app pages, and dashboard pages.
  • Defined the brand and strategy for merging Dialpad and UberConference products.
  • Continued work on the UberConference integrations, including Salesforce.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Principle, Craft CMS, InVision, Sketch, HTML, CSS, Design Ops, Web Design, SaaS Design, UI Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), UX Design, Mobile Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Mobile UX Design, UX Research, Design, Web UI Design

Product Designer

2016 - 2018
Dialpad
  • Contributed to desktop apps, native mobile apps, and features related to company administration, integrations, and additional concepts.
  • Implemented end-to-end integrations with other products, including Salesforce, Zendesk, ServiceNow, and more.
  • Conducted internal and external research and engaged stakeholders such as product management, customer service, engineering, and C-level executive to direct the user experience.
  • Supported the customer experience of the website, working on conversion optimization related to signup, onboarding, and upgrading.
  • Designed the internal design component library and worked with developers to build, maintain and improve Dialpad's design system–Dialtone.
  • Contributed to the integration of TalkIQ product in post-acquisition, creating designs and concepts for additional communication AI features in the Dialpad product.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Principle, Craft CMS, InVision, Sketch, HTML, CSS, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), UI Design, AI Design, UX Design, Mobile Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Mobile UX Design, UX Research, Design, Web UI Design, HubSpot

Product Designer

2014 - 2016
Kanto
  • Worked on concept development, feature updates and integrations, UI elements, and assets, including images, interactions, animations, and more.
  • Supported the team by creating project proposals and test plans, giving feedback reviews, and setting up KPIs.
  • Supported web-related work by using tools such as Unbounce, Hotjar, and Google Analytics for data-driven design.
  • Fostered the new product development process, production organization, and market fit.
  • Led the development of creative strategies, concepts, visual designs, and brands.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin, Sketch, Web Design, Responsive, Responsive Web Design (RWD), HTML, CSS, WordPress, WordPress Design, eCommerce, UX Research, Design, Web UI Design
2011 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design

Carleton University - Ottawa, Canada

Tools

Zoom, Adobe CC, Google Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint, Sketch, InVision, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign CC, Adobe InDesign, Figma, Zeplin, Adobe Photoshop, Principle, Shopify Plus, Microsoft Office, Slack, Git

Languages

Visual Design Language, HTML, CSS

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, iOS, Android, MacOS, Shopify, Ethereum, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Salesforce, Craft CMS

Industry Expertise

Telecommunications, Healthcare

Other

Product Design, UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web UI, UI Design, App UI, SaaS, Interface Design, SaaS Design, Enterprise SaaS, User Onboarding, WordPress Design, eCommerce, Visual Design, Responsive Web Apps, Web App UX, Web App UI, Web App Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Information Architecture (IA), Email, Email Template Design, Form Design, Presentation Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Design, Dashboard Design, Mobile App Design, Design Systems, iOS App Design, Android App Design, Wireframing, User Flows, Component Libraries, Dashboards, Enterprise Application Design, Software as a Service (SaaS), B2B, Landing Page Design, Landing Page Optimization, UX Branding, Interactive Web Design, Web UX Design, Interactive Design, UI Prototyping, UX Prototyping, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Mobile UX Design, UX Research, Design, Web UI Design, Branding, Prototyping, App UX, Data Visualization, Video Conferencing, Video Calling, Video Chat, Mobile Design, Sitemaps, VoIP, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Conversion Rate, Optimization, Graphic Design, Brand Design, Journey Mapping, Experience Maps, Mobile Apps, Shopify Design, B2C, Consumer Research, Customer Journeys, CRM Design, Front-end, Mobile UI, HubSpot, Chatbot Conversation Design, ChatGPT, Remote Work, Squarespace, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Design Ops, Management, Crypto, Blockchain, AI Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), User Testing, User Research, Voice UI Design, Video Design, Concept Development, Personas, iOS UI Design, eCommerce UX, eCommerce Web Design, Client Management, Client Relations, iOS UX Design, Android UI Design, Android Material Design, Responsive, Loom, Email Campaigns, Email Marketing, Email Templates, Android Design Guidelines, HubSpot Content Hub

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