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Chris Novak UX/UI Designer

Hello, I am Chris Novak, a UX / UI designer who loves clean designs that provide great user expereiences but still have a touch of fun.

Nice to Meet You!

Thank you for coming to my website and wanting to get to know me and my work. Design has always been a huge part of my life, and I still get excited about new projects and challenges. Meeting challenges head-on, I always strive to deliver smart and unique solutions. Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients, from start-ups to enterprises. I have also worked on a wide range of projects, including B2B, B2C, and e-commerce.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time enjoying the arts. I love attending concerts, ranging from indie and hardcore to pop music. Recently, I have become enamored with the Chicago art scene, and I enjoy going to art shows and, if I am lucky, bringing home a new piece for my walls. In addition to art, I collect Transformers, primarily Soundwave, and various Lego sets.

One of the most magical things in life is exploring new places, and I love to travel when I can. I enjoy experiencing the food and the unique culture of Los Angeles, and I was fortunate enough to visit Paris and fall in love with the city, its food, art, architecture, people, and history. I am eagerly anticipating my trip to Japan, which was scheduled for 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

When I am not out and about, I enjoy spending time at home in my Chicago apartment with my partner and our two cats. We enjoy watching movies, TV series, and the Blackhawks.

What I can do

Growth has always been my driving force. I strive to improve myself and hope to inspire others through my leadership and experience.

UX/UI Design

Every step of the design process is essential, from creating a visually appealing user interface, creating a great user experience, developing personas, user journeys, or analyzing data to remove areas of friction. Creation and execution are the stars of the design process, but the brainstorming, planning, and execution of solutions are my favorite part of the entire process.

Cultivate Client & Partner Relationships

I’ve learned that developing strong client and partner relationships are essential to success, and it’s one of my favorite responsibilities. I’ve had the privilege of building and fostering these relationships, which allow me to continue to grow as a designer, a communicator, and a leader. Doing so opens up new doors to future work and growth.

Leadership

Building a strong team is crucial to producing good work. I’ve learned that growing together and creating a positive work environment leads to success in the creative process. It’s symbiotic, my peers allow me to continue to grow, and I help them grow. Whether it’s bringing new ideas to the table, giving, or getting feedback, it starts from within. Collaboration and listening to each other are key to developing a unified creative process.

Design Programs

Adobe Suite (Photoshop, XD, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Animate)
Figma
Sketch

Languages / Tools

HTML / CSS
WordPress
JQuery / Javascript

Other

Google Analytics
Focus Group / User Interviews
Hotjar Analysis
Google Web Designer
Microsoft Office Suite

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