👋 Hey, I’m Chris —
I joined SEP, a product design and development agency in northern Indianapolis, in mid-2020, and am now serving as a Senior UX Designer.
Internally, I’ve helped shape the practice of UX at the org level, created and still facilitate a weekly initiative to check in on the emotional and mental health of our designers that started during the COVID-19 pandemic, and helped shape how we recruit designers.
On the client front, I’ve shown client stakeholders the benefits of an agile design process, and have led design, research, and testing on pre-market products, in a variety of industries. Additionally, I’ve turned tight project parameters into the face and personality of a new product line.
The Journey Here
I spent the formative years of my career learning and working with various production and design agencies. And in 2014, I joined a specialty marketing agency.
Fast forward 18 months, I had guided the company through a shift in their business goals and purpose. Unknowingly to me, a couple months after launching the new brand, I would have the opportunity to purchase 50% of the company. For 3.5 years, I continued to lead design as Partner and Creative Director, and took on additional responsibilities, part of which included business operations. We worked with some of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the United States and Canada to tell their brand story via websites, visual identities, and marketing videos.
In late 2019, I sold my stake in the agency to serve tech consulting firms as a UX consultant while I found the right full-time fit. After a hop, skip, and the start of a global pandemic, I found my fit at SEP.
Passion, Meet Community
For over a decade, I’ve operated a freelance photography business – from special events and conferences to corporate and individual headshots. It’s been instrumental in getting connect in the local Indianapolis community. I’ve had the opportunity to work with companies like Lessonly (acq. by Seismic), Huse Culinary brands (St. Elmo’s Steak House and Harry & Izzy’s), Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, and the tech company behind the 48-floor namesake building on Monument Circle.
After hours, you can find me volunteering in local design community via the local IxDA chapter and Indy Design Week’s marketing committee.
Still curious? Keep reading, below.
Indy Design Week
Kickball League Photographer
Creative Mornings Indianapolis
Herron-Morton Place Foundation
Oktoberfest: Marketing + Design
Home Tour: Design + Photography
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to freelance with with some incredible organizations. Below are just a few.