Résumé

A self-taught digital product designer & front end developer with 14+ years of experience in designing and building digital products for small to large startups. I love solving problems with design and bringing those designs to life with code. Download a printable version of my resume.

Chris Griffin

Digital Product Designer & Front End Developer

Los Angeles, California

me@chrisgriffin.org • 213-375-4040
chrisgriffin.org
linkedin.com/in/chrisgriffin

Summary

A self-taught digital product designer & front end developer with 14+ years of experience in designing and building digital products for small to large startups. I love solving problems with design and bringing those designs to life with code.

Education

University of Central Florida
Aug 2003 – Feb 2005 Orlando, Florida
  • Digital Media, concentration in Interactive Media Design (degree requirements incomplete, did not receive degree).
Associate of Arts at
Tallahassee Community College
Jan 2002 – Jul 2003 Tallahassee, Florida
  • Major in General Studies
Gulf Coast Community College
Aug 2001 – Dec 2001 Panama City, Florida
  • Major in General Studies

Proficiencies

Skills acquired listed below range anywhere from basic working knowledge to expert knowledge.

Intellectual
  • User Experience Design
  • User Research
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • User Interface Design
  • Design Systems
  • Typography
  • Iconography
  • Scrum
Technical
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Affinity Designer
  • OmniGraffle
  • Invision
  • Sass & CSS
  • Git
  • Javascript
  • Ruby on Rails

Experience

Product Designer at Taboola
Oct 2016 – Feb 2018 Los Angeles, California
  • Led product design on Taboola's publisher-focused analytics tools (Newsroom) that assisted editorial teams at large publishers, such as Oath/AOL, NBC, New York Daily News, by providing performance insights, metrics and recommended actions on their stories in real-time.
  • Established a design process for the engineering team with a style guide and component library to guide them on future Newsroom initiatives.


Product Designer at Fullscreen Media
Oct 2015 – Jun 2016 Playa Vista, California
  • Part of a multidisciplinary product design team that designed and launched Fullscreen's video streaming service serving original content catered to young adults.
  • Redesigned the Fullscreen apply process (Fullscreen Go) from the ground up, an automated partner sign-up app that allows YouTube creators to formally partner with Fullscreen.
Front-End Engineer at Fullscreen Media
Dec 2013 – Oct 2015 Playa Vista, California
  • As the Sass/CSS front-end specialist, I designed and built the UI component library and style guide for Fullscreen's web based products including Creator Platform and Fullscreen.com.
  • Assisted the engineering team as liaison to the product design team and bridged the communication gap between the designers and engineering team to work out issues in the product development cycle.
UX/UI Designer at Fullscreen Media
Sep 2012 – Dec 2013 Culver City, California
  • A member of a small product design team, I helped defined, designed, and build the front-end of Fullscreen's internal tools used to manage content creators and contracts and other design initiatives.
  • Led the front-end design and architecture of the of the component library for Creator Platform.
Designer & Front-End Developer at Goldstar Events
Mar 2011 – Aug 2012 Pasadena, California
  • Led product design on new features for high-traffic multi-faceted e-commerce website Goldstar.com.
  • Conceptualized and designed a iOS app called This Weekend, a simplified version of Goldstar with a curated list of events.
  • Refactored the front-end code to make use of Sass and modern front-end practices, meeting our success criteria by decreasing loading times on virtually all pages with a variety of front-end and back-end optimizations.
Interaction Designer at GOGII (textPlus)
Oct 2009 – Mar 2011 Marina del Rey, California
  • Defined the user experience and uster interface of textPlus, a WiFi texting app on iOS, Android, and Blackberry, while developing a modular design system that worked across mobile platforms.

For my full work history, check out my LinkedIn profile