Chris Novak


ui / ux & visual design
front-end development


Hello, I am Chris Novak and I am a UI / UX designer with front-end skills that loves simple functional designs with clear usability. I currently live on the northside of Chicago with my amazing cat and girlfriend where I try to take advantage of all Chicago has to offer in my free time.

I am a diehard Blackhawks fan that was fortunate enough to attend a game at the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, one of my most cherished experiences. Besides hockey, I collect original comic art, most things Batman and Harley Quinn, as well as Lego (my latest acquisition is the Chicago skyline from the minimalist architecture line, it is beautiful).

I like to surround myself with as much art as possible as it helps to fuel my creativity, everything from music, movies, to museums. When the weather cooperates, I love going to the zoo, street festivals, and riding my bike on the lake shore path.

Background

Skills

Although my skills in design and development have grown throughout the years I am always pushing myself to continue that growth as my biggest fear is stagnation. In order to combat that fear I utilize various resources from Smashing Magazine, CSS Tricks, and Reddit as well as valuing my peers opinions.

Although difficult to measure, I value my creativity as well. I find creative influences from other designers as well as nature and other media forms. Although the style I have developed over the years is clean and professional, that has been honed through my professional experience, I love the challenge of designing out of the box and creating unique designs whenever possible.

My best work is showcased below and represents a good variety of my work and skillsets.

If you would like to view my High-fidelity wireframe and prototype skills please click the button below.

UI / UX Design
Photoshop
HTML / CSS
Wireframing
Illustrator
JQuery / Javascript
Background

Say Hello

If you want to use the contact form to contact me, ask me questions, tell me cool stuff, please go ahead and do it.