Chris Kaminski

designer

Curriculum Vitae

Objective

To design innovative, accessible, easy-to-use interfaces for humans.

Achievements

Experience

  1. Tobias & TobiasMar. 2012–Present

    Planned and lead multiple concurrent design projects for clients such as Intel, Barclays, Fidelity International, First Group, and Deutsche Bank. Integrated UX with clients’ agile processes. Designed mobile, web, and desktop applications from concepts to detailed interaction frameworks. Conducted research, analysed results, and presented actionable insights to senior decision-makers. Built and tested paper and digital prototypes. Mentored junior staff. Planned and executed knowledge-sharing initiatives.

  2. Yahoo! EuropeSep. 2006–Sep. 2011

    Managed teams responsible for the front end of Yahoo’s European media properties, rebuilding Yahoo! maps, defining and promoting front end development best practices, and rescuing at-risk development projects. Scoped work, wrote project plans, gathered requirements, and wrote specifications. Designed, user tested, and developed web interfaces for internal tools. Coordinated and built consensus among internal and external teams in Taiwan, Israel, Europe, Bangalore, and Sunnyvale. Mentored junior staff. Initiated and ran cross-training programs.

  3. Web Standards ProjectJul. 1998–Mar. 2007

    Served as project manager and volunteer coordinator during launch. Founded task forces and served on the steering committee. Wrote and edited opinion pieces and press releases. Promoted initiatives in online communities and email lists.

  4. 3Sixty Internet LtdMar. 2004–Sep. 2006

    Designed wireframes and site flows, performed content audits, developed personas, built web interfaces, conducted usability tests, and managed development for clients including Renault, British Airways, and ITV. Worked directly with clients to gather requirements and presented work to key decision makers. Contributed to pitches. Devised and implemented project management and development methodology.

  5. Function New Media AGSep. 2001–Sep. 2002, Interface Designer

  6. APBnews.comOct. 1998–Nov. 1999, Creative Director

  7. Genoa Business Forms, Inc.Oct. 1997–Jul. 1998, Analyst/Designer

  8. SyForce, Inc.May 1996–Oct. 1997, Account Manager/Designer

Skills

Education

  1. Northwestern UniversityMay 1993, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

  2. Georgetown University Law CenterAug. 1993–Oct. 1994, Law

  3. Northern Illinois UniversityJan. 1995–Dec. 1995, Visual Communication