Testimonials

Some of the words former colleagues, team members, and mentors have shared from their experiences working with me.

Company Leadership, Former Managers and Mentors

Charles is a progressive and insightful UX leader that understands how to build a customer centric team. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Charles on a number of strategic initiatives that helped transform the organization.

Steve ChowSteve Chow, CTO at PADI Worldwide

Charles goes over an above in his contribution. His cross-disciplinary expertise makes him a valuable asset to both product and UI teams. He brings great ideas to the table, while also being able to build on the ideas of others.

Dominic JonesDominic Jones, Director of Global Consumer Insights at iRobot

Charles not only has the ability to run a strong UX and visual design team but he has a strong appreciation for how the products should be built. He helped us reimagine our digital experience and scale design activities across the enterprise.

Christian NimskyChristian Nimsky, Head of Product at PADI Worldwide

What truly sets Charles apart is his ability to translate concepts into actionable outputs for product design. What’s great about Charles is his passion for design and tech. He’s a top-notch designer, passionate thinker and an amazing strategist.

Brian YoderBrian Yoder, Associate Director of Product Design at Wayfair

Leadership Peers

It is thoroughly refreshing to come across UX professionals that manage to execute their creative vision while still grounding their work with a data-driven approach. I was impressed by Charles’ sound and methodical mindset when building a design framework rooted in research and facts.

Paul AstromPaul Astrom, Head of Insights at PADI Worldwide

Charles approaches UX problems with a level of positivity and precision that elevates him above the vast majority of designers I’ve worked with. He is a true product designer and sees the broader strategic goals without losing sight of the details.

Lee HillmanLee Hillman, Design Leadership at Amazon

Design Team Members

Charles is a talented leader – smart, strategic, and has all the qualities you’d want in someone with a vision to champion user experience. He is a respectful, motivating, inspiring person who I highly respect and fortunate to have worked with.

UX Manager

I am so grateful for my time with Charles. I enjoyed every meeting with him – it made me confident in the direction of the team and the company.

Senior Product Designer

Charles displays a unique depth of understanding across a range of roles including user experience, learning experience, graphic design, and how technology and analytics play into it all. He pushed us to be on the edge of technology, creatively innovating in every capacity even when faced with immediate deadlines.

Senior Learning Experience (LX) Designer

It was awesome working with Charles – he supported the team’s collaboration and innovation from the very beginning in so many ways. I grew as a designer and learned so much about the product design process.

Senior Visual Designer

Charles is an understanding leader that is fair and nurturing to his team. He gave us the freedom and autonomy to design to our talents while also providing constructive criticism. This encouragement and guidance led me to respect and rely on his opinion and direction.

Visual/Motion Designer

Working side by side with Charles over the last 2 and a half years has been some of the best years of my career. As our leader he inspired us, guided us, supported us, got creative with us, and most of all listened to us.

Senior Learning Experience (LX) Designer