Real decisions aren't simple. I solve complex problems through a combination of curiosity, creativity, and analytical decision-making.
Uber Eats, Senior Designer II
2020 to present.
I design our menus experience, ranging from internal tools for restaurants to consumer ordering functionality.
Google Chrome, Staff Designer
2013 to 2020.
I started working on Chrome as new college grad, creating one of the world's most popular software products with about five other designers. Over my seven years there, the team grew to dozens - and I initiated and drove some of our most ambitious initiatives.
It's shameful that something so important is so intangible to describe, but Chris builds products. He *gets* what's important to systems and platforms, and then executes on them, and keeps executing on them until something takes hold in the org. He understands the value of planting seeds and seeing them come to fruition later.
Tabs & tab groups
Even as computing has gone mobile, we often fall back to our desktop computers for complex tasks like buying a new pair of shoes or planning a trip. I led a redesign of Chrome's tabs experience to help you get these things done on the go. Featured on the Google blog.
Tab groups help you organize longer running, multiple page tasks
Once you group tabs, you can compare them in just a tap
One of Chrome's largest UX challenges is how to scale to a growing feature set while staying simple. I led efforts to redesign Chrome to make core functionality more discoverable - and also easier to reach on larger phones.
Our first attempt used the spatial metaphor of a peeking, expandable sheet - later popularized in other apps. This approach gained a loyal fanbase but ended up being too radical of a change for our mainstream users.
We took what we learned and revised, keeping the address bar in a familiar position while exposing additional functionality in a separate bottom bar.
Google.org & PCI Global. August 2016.
App design for mapping application empowering African pastoralists to find pasture.
Nepal Human Development Report
Google.org & Kathmandu Living Labs. July 2015.
Carpenters Code. 2015 to 2017.
Landing page design and development for Christian meditation app.
You and Me Forever
Crazy Love. 2014 to 2015.
App design for book by bestselling Christian author Francis Chan. Proceeds benefit work against poverty-induced prostitution in Ethiopia.