Visionary Designer

Christian Baptiste

D

DESIGN IS

  • about using creative thinking to solve complex problems

  • finding opportunities

  • extracting and focusing on the why rather than the how

  • about communicating

  • building relationships, both internal and external

  • working collaboratively with product, dev, executives, sales and most importantly customers

  • about alignment and clarity

  • about empathy and understanding

  • validating the right assumptions and learning from the wrong ones

  • extracting the unknown and the yet-to-be-discovered [innovation]

  • the foundation for creativity and ideating

  • a medium to tell the story and to create the vision

  • a utility to find ways for technology to assist the user

  • creating delight and focusing on beneficial ways to make our lives easier

  • a passion and a dedicated desire to want to make things better

 

 

Christian Baptiste

What you should know

about me

20

+

YEARS DESIGNING UX

20

+

DESIGN THINKING SESSIONS

20

+

SPEAKING ENGAGMENTS

200

+

FORT. 500 CO. USE MY WORK

ENDLESS

INSPIRATION

70

+

APPLICATIONS DESIGNED

7,000

+

HAND DRAWN SKETCHES

1,000

+

CUSTOMER HOURS

 

Experience

2018 - 2020

Omnisci

Director of UX and Product Design

Led a team of designers to produce Omnisci's revolutionary enterprise and cloud analytics applications. 

2015 - 2017

APTTUS

2012-2014

IBM

Director of UX and Product Design

Principal design lead for Apttus platform and commerce applications. CPQ, eCommerce, Admin, ABO, Sales Incentives. 

Senior UX Lead Designer
Principle design lead for IBM's Coremetrics, Tea Leaf, Deal Management. DemandTec applications

2009 - 2012

DEMANDTEC

2007 - 2009

Director of Design
Principal design lead for Allowance Billing, Shopper Insights, Price Optimization, Promotion, Markdown, Customer Trade, Assortment Planning, and many other applications.  Created the design system.

SEARCHFORCE

UI/UX Design

Set design and technology direction with PM, Dev and Executives for the SearchForce paid search ad management platform. 

2005-2007

ROXIO/SONIC SOLTUIONS

UI/UX Design/Front End Developer

Design lead for Roxio.com and Sonic.com, Roxio labs and all OEM sites. 

2003 - 2005

SIEBEL/ORACLE

2002 - 2003

WEB-EZE

2001 - 2005

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

My own startup

OIVS

1996 - 2001

ZIP|SEND

Web and Application Designer

Blind Gift, Zip|Send and Frog Magic

 
 
 
CONTACT

Available for speaking engagements, mentoring and geeking out. 

 

Christian@visionarydesigners.com

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