Chris Becker

Chris R Becker

Chris R. Becker is an imaginative and creative Sr. UX Designer/IxD/Design Thinker and educator. He is a creative thinker with the ability to design across media platforms from Web to iOS and Android as well as SaaS and service design. He is a versatile designer with problem solving skills for User Experience Design and passionate about following design problems from concept to finished product.

He is well versed with agile product development methodologies and flexible within waterfall. He applies LEAN UX methods to rapid prototyping, design research, and user testing for taking ideas from the drawing board to the real world. Lead Design Thinking workshops, Innovation workshops & UX deliverables with strong verbal and written communication skills.

He has a BFA in Painting from Colorado State University and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design: Media Design Program.

His Fine Art background lends to variety of creative thinking and problem solving skills. Studies have included: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Print Making, Archetype, Graphic Design, Typography, Design Research, User Testing, Rapid Prototyping, Programming - HTML & Flash (some processing and js), Drawing, Animation, Systems Theory, Usability and Art History.

Some of his clients include: University of Denver, Vulcan Production, Vitasigns, Apple, Beats by Dre, Nissan, VW, STEAM Carnival,, Theranos, CB2, Men's Wearhouse, Okgo, Poptech, CB2, VW, HTC, Hyundai, WB, Disney, Activision, EA, Mattel, Pearson, Hyundai, Toyota and more.

He also worked for: A Hundred Years, Two Bit Circus, NASA/JPL, Schematic, Blitz, Saatchi & Saatchi, Phonomenon, Innocean, The Ayzenberg Group, TBWA/Chiat Day, and a number of startups.

He taught at Loyola Marymount University, Art Center College of Design, UCLA extension, UCI and is currently teaching at UCLA extension, Art Center College of Design, UCI (ux/ui) bootcamp.

He is also the author of several books in the subject, at Packt Publishing

You can find his UX conversations on Medium and Quora.

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