Christian Baptiste

Visionary Director of UX and Product Design from the San Francisco Bay Area.

D

DESIGN IS

  • about communication

  • building relationships, both internal and external

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

  • extracting and focusing on the why rather than the how

  • about using creative thinking to solve complex problems

  • finding opportunities

  • obtaining alignment and clarity

  • 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 users

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

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

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What you should know

about me

24

+

YEARS DESIGNING UX

40

+

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

2020 - Present

Corderum

VP of Experience
Senior Director of Product Design

Led all things related to customer and

employee experience, product design, product management, and business strategies.

2018 - 2020

Omnisci

Director of UX and Product Design

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

2009 - 2012

DEMANDTEC/IBM

Principal UX and Product Design Lead
Principal design lead for DemandTec's Platform and Design System, and Allowance Billing, Shopper Insights, Price Optimization, Promotion, Markdown, Assortment Planning, Customer Trade, and Deal Management applications. 

2012-2015

IBM

Principal UX and Product Design Lead
Principle design lead for IBM's Digital Analytics, Customer Analytics, Coremetrics, Tea Leaf, Deal Management, and DemandTec applications.

2015 - 2018

APTTUS

Director of UX and Product Design

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

2007 - 2009

SEARCHFORCE

Principal UX and Product Design Lead

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

Web Designer Front End Developer

2002 - 2003

WEB-EZE

Web Designer Front End Developer

2001 - 2005

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

My own startup

OIVS

1997 - 2001

ZIP|SEND

Web and Application Designer/FE Developer

Blind Gift, Zip|Send and Frog Magic

 
 
 
CONTACT

Available for speaking engagements, mentoring and geeking out. 

 

Christian@visionarydesigners.com

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