Chris Kaminski


Curriculum Vitae


Research-driven designer with a talent for understanding complex problems and communicating solutions to diverse audiences. Over 20 years’ experience using strong software development knowledge, effective cross-discipline collaboration, and detail-oriented execution to deliver successful user-centric designs. Proven ability to plan and lead projects in both agile/lean and waterfall environments. 



  1. Just EatDec. 2016–Apr. 2017

    Worked in a multi-disciplinary team to design tools for restaurant partners and customer service representatives. Identified and collaborated with stakeholders across the business. Planned and lead workshops. Performed generative and validation research. Defined KPIs. Created lean personas, user journeys, and mental models. Designed visuals and interactions based on in-house style guide.

  2. Tobias & TobiasMar. 2012–Dec. 2016

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

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

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



  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