Chris Kark

Senior Product Designer


Experience

Senior Product Designer

Roofstock

September 2021 - Present

  • Spearhead product design for investor services.
  • Design conceptual sketches, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, interactive prototypes, and design specs.
  • Interview stakeholders, customers, and users both current and potential for usability testing and feature prioritization.

Senior Product Designer

StackCommerce

April 2021 - August 2021

  • Led product design for native e-commerce and shoppable content technologies in conjunction with the head of product, CPO, and technical leads.
  • Designed and managed an integration with Shopify.

Product Designer

ThrivePass

February 2018 - April 2021

  • Led product design for suite of apps to manage employee benefits and perks.
  • Shepherded 3 web apps from research and ideation to launch.
  • Introduced a design system in which ThrivePass's 5 primary web apps appear.
  • Managed identity and brand strategy.

Director of Humanities Communications

Stanford University

June 2016 - April 2017

  • Served as the chief communications designer for the humanities disciplines at Stanford.
  • Shaped a comprehensive communications strategy for the Stanford Humanities Center.
  • Edited and produced several dozen articles in the Stanford Report, the university's official news publication; mentoring graduate students and coordinating with freelancers to maintain the highest possible standards for publication.
  • Managed a team of communications specialists.

Content Specialist

Twitter

June 2014 - December 2015

  • Owned content and communications design for the Trust & Safety and Public Policy teams.
  • Designed several dozen presentations in Google Slides and Keynote for the digital citizenship program at the Twitter NeighborNest.
  • Consolidated and localized around 500 support macros (response templates) into 9 languages.

Professional

Figma Denver

Meetup Co-Founder

https://friends.figma.com/denver

Education

Bloc (Thinkful)

Product Design Track

Stanford University

Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures

Arizona State University

M.A., Spanish and Portuguese

The Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University

B.A., Political Science | B.A., Spanish and Portuguese

Skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Figma

Prototyping

User Research

Usability Testing

Design Thinking

Webflow

HTML

CSS

JavaScript/TypeScript

React

Product Management

Content Strategy

Spanish

Portuguese


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