Kristoffer Hedstrom, Designer in Zürich, Switzerland
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Kristoffer Hedstrom

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Location
Zürich, Switzerland
Toptal Member Since
January 17, 2018

Kris is an interactive designer and developer with 15+ years of experience. He has worked as a designer, developer, engineering manager, and product manager for and at a variety of agencies, startups, and multi-billion companies. Kris still wants to learn and get better.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Senior UX Engineer

2019 - PRESENT
Google
  • Designed and built prototypes for new features in Google Calendar and Google Tasks.
  • Augmented existing products with Chrome extensions.
  • Created tools for Google Calendar and Google Tasks.
Technologies: Flutter, Sketch, Figma, TypeScript, React

Art Director and Lead Product Engineer

2016 - 2019
Nomad Health
  • Created a modern healthcare staffing platform for the US market.
  • Designed new features in Sketch, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Prototyped future thinking ideas with Invision and Framer.
  • Implemented with React, Redux, Redux-Form, Webpack, and Sass front-end.
Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch

Product Manager/Engineering Manager

2014 - 2015
Tumblr
  • Led a team of Product Engineers, Designers, and Mobile Engineers.
  • Spearheaded data-driven product management.
  • Planned and managed projects for the Identity team (personalization, themes, customization, etc).
  • Evaluated and analyzed results of projects and tests.
  • Made teenagers super angry.
Technologies: HTML, JavaScript, Hadoop, PHP, MySQL

Product Engineer

2012 - 2014
Tumblr
  • Created new features on Tumblr.com using Javascript, PHP, CSS, and HTML5.
  • Created themes used by millions of people.
  • Focused on post creation tools.
  • Made the mobile web version 86% less terrible.
  • Created embeddable posts for use on third party sites.
Technologies: Backbone.js, CSS, PHP, Adobe Photoshop, JavaScript

Senior Developer

2011 - 2012
Fantasy
  • Focused on implementing complex UI designs using Javascript (including Ajax, SVG, WebGL and Canvas APIs), CSS and HTML5.
  • Mentored junior developers.
  • Contributed to USA Today's major redesign.
  • Worked on several award winning sites for Google.
  • Created a Chrome app for Al-Jazeera English.
Technologies: JavaScript, WebGL, Canvas

Senior Interactive Developer

2010 - 2011
POP
  • Developed award-winning, standards-based, high-profile sites for interactive agency.
  • Implemented JavaScript solutions using design patterns such as the Factory, Module, and Pub-Sub.
  • Created solutions using jQuery and Prototype libraries, as well as native JavaScript.
  • Led team of junior developers.
  • Collaborated with clients including Microsoft, Pokémon, Target, Nintendo, and San Francisco Opera.
  • Worked on in-house products using C# and JavaScript.
Technologies: SVG, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, C#, jQuery, JavaScript

Senior Interactive Designer

2009 - 2010
NCsoft West
  • Created mockups for NCsoft’s Western game franchise web sites.
  • Designed user interface solutions for game installers and launchers.
  • Developed and maintained game sites using Movable Type and Expression Engine.
  • Provided Project Management and Design QA.
  • Shipped games included Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Aion, Lineage II, and City of Heroes.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, OmniGraffle, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Designer

2008 - 2009
Cobalt
  • Designed sites and apps for automotive industry.
  • Designed and implemented click-through simulators and prototypes for use with usability testing and client pitches.
  • Created Information Architecture deliverables (wireframes, sitemaps, personas, etc).
  • Acted as mentor and technical consultant for junior members of the team.
  • Contributed to client work including GM, Lexus, BMW, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Subaru, and Audi.
Technologies: Visio, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Web Developer

2007 - 2008
POP
  • Developed award-winning, standards-based, high-profile sites for interactive agency.
  • Implemented complex UI designs using JavaScript, CSS, HMTL, and Actionscript/Flash.
  • Created Wordpress plugins and sites for a variety of clients.
  • Developed web applications.
  • Worked on client projects including Nintendo, Raleigh Bicycles, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and New York Metropolitan Opera.
Technologies: WordPress, Flash, Flash ActionScript, JavaScript, HTML

Interactive Developer

2003 - 2007
KCTS Television
  • Designed, developed, and maintained KCTS.org and related websites.
  • Designed and implemented PBS and PBS Kids related sites.
  • Created interactive features using Flash / Actionscript, ASP, SQL and XML.
  • Developed applications.
  • Created an online payment system for pledge drives, which brought in over $200,000 USD the first year.
Technologies: Final Cut Pro, Flash ActionScript, Flash, Adobe Premiere Pro, SQL, Active Server Pages (ASP), Adobe Photoshop
1998 - 2001

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science

Pacific Lutheran University - Tacoma, WA

Tools

Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Canvas, Adobe Flash, OmniGraffle, Visio, Flash, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Figma, Framer X, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator

Languages

CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML, C#, Flash ActionScript, SQL, TypeScript, Python, PHP

Platforms

MacOS, Windows, WordPress, Tumblr, iOS, Web

Industry Expertise

Healthcare

Other

Product Design, React, Web App UI, Web UI, App UI, Web UX, MySQL, Hadoop, Backbone.js, WebGL, jQuery, SVG, Active Server Pages (ASP), Themes, Video Games, Cars, Smart Homes, Home Automation, Flutter, React Native, Web App UX, App UX

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