UX/UI and Product Designer from Los Angeles

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Hi, I am Chris. My most recent role was at Apple on the Retail App Design team designing internal tools and flows for mobile iOS. This was part of the career experience rotational program at Apple.

I've been designing since 2020, mostly as a freelancer. I am now seeking full-time opportunities in UX/UI and Product design, where I can continue to influence people's lives by designing delightful experiences and using human-centered design to solve problems.

I was born and raised in New York City where I quickly learned that in order to stand out you have to be yourself. After a decade as a professional music producer and globally active DJ, in 2020 I career shifted into design. Eventually I launched Chris Manik Creative (CMC), where I take on freelance projects. In all of my design work I aim to elevate the user experience by having the user front of mind. I work ethically and efficiently to find the best design solutions.

When I'm not designing, I enjoy other creative outlets such as photography and music making, as well as exploring nature through hiking and camping.


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UX Design Certification, Google, 2022
Graphic Design Specialization, CalArts, 2021
Artful Design: How We Shape Technology, Stanford Continuing, 2021
Information Design, UCSD, 2021
Input & Interaction, UCSD, 2021
Human Centered Design, UCSD, 2021
UI/UX Design Specialization, CalArts, 2020
Adobe XD Essentials Certification, Udemy, 2020
B.A, Music Business, SUNY Oneonta, 2007


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UX Design
UI Design
Webflow Development
UX Research
Usability testing

Adobe XD
Adobe CC
‍Graphic Design
Visual Design
Artful Design

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