Resume

My name is Chris Blair, and I design and build interfaces that focus on clarity and simplicity in order to create excellent user experiences. I create sophisticated, aesthetically pleasing solutions using a wide array of modern design and development tools.

 

Work Experience

AirWatch
User Interface Design Lead
Atlanta, Georgia; July 2008 - Present

  • While performing my duties as Lead Designer, our application grew from zero to thousands of customers and emerged as the leading solution in the Mobile Device Management space
  • Managed a team responsible for web and native app design across a number of platforms and form factors
  • Conceptualized and designed mobile and desktop apps for platforms such as iOS, OS X, Android and Windows Phone
  • Developed UI patterns and factored markup for a large-scale business software package using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Designed user interface components and screen layouts with Photoshop, Fireworks, Sketch, Pixate, Invision and other modern UI design tools
  • Contributed to the entire software development cycle, from wireframing through quality assurance
  • Utilized jQuery to enhance UI  controls
  • Created complete icon systems for use in applications and websites
  • Built mobile versions of web apps using media queries
  • Designed multiple company web sites with standards compliant CSS and XHTML
  • Graduated from Big Nerd Ranch's Mobile App Design Bootcamp

Southern Web Group
Lead Designer
Atlanta, Georgia; October 2006 - June 2008

  • Designed website layouts using Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks
  • Worked for clients across many industries including real estate, medical, education, and non-profits
  • Coded standards compliant CSS and XHTML
  • Developed websites with WordPress
  • Provided website, hosting and email technical support to clients

al.com
Multimedia Designer
Birmingham, Alabama; January 2004 - September 2006

  • Designed website layouts and online advertisements using Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks
  • Won Peak Award for 2006 Interactive Programmer of the Year from The Birmingham Advertising Federation

 

Contract and Freelance Positions

Monolith
Atlanta, Georgia; March 2009 - December 2013
Interactive Director for small, part-time design agency that develops websites and brand identities

Dashboard Co-op
Atlanta, Georgia; December 2009 - November 2013
Developed an ExpressionEngine powered site for a non-profit art organization

Turner Broadcasting
Atlanta, Georgia; April 2011 - June 2011
Designed iPad apps for CNN and enterprise web app solutions for Turner Broadcasting Company

Ellis Wyatt, Inc 
Birmingham, Alabama; September 2006 - January 2011
Designed and built dozens of websites on a contract basis

Pine Magazine
Atlanta, Georgia; March 2006 - June 2007
Created a magazine website for a group of local journalists.

Tarheel Moments
Birmingham, AL; December 2004 - April 2006
Designed an e-commerce site to sell University of North Carolina memorabilia

 

Skills

Software
Sketch, Pixelmator, Invision, Pixate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Balsamiq, Espresso, Coda, Visual Studio, Xcode,WordPress, ExpressionEngine, Tumblr, MailChimp,  Office, Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Jira, Confluence, Git

Languages
HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, Ember.js, D3

 

Education

Virginia College at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama; March 2004
Occupational Associate Degree, Internet Webmaster Technician

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama; June 2000
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Industrial Design