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I’ve learned something from amazing teams at startups and Fortune 500 clients

Brilliant design comes from a focus on the right questions, maintaining momentum, and feedback from real users.

A little bit about myself

My name is Chris Haire and I love solving difficult challenges. I’m passionate about learning by doing. I work well with people who enjoy sharing their ideas on improving the world around us.

I have two decades of experience designing digital products and services. Some of the clients I’ve worked with include: Fidelity Charitable, IronNet Cybersecurity, UNC Health Informatics, Tompkins International, Duke University School of Nursing, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, and Verizon Wireless.

When I’m not designing, you’ll find me outdoors hiking, biking, and sometimes camping. I love making things with my hands and that includes drawing and furniture design. I also enjoy playing card games, board games and online games with friends and family.

A few of the things I am good at

Design Strategy

Consider what makes a product desirable, feasible and viable and you will have a blueprint for innovation. I’ve helped design solutions that are technically possible, appealing to users, and that drive business growth.

Design Sprints

A practical method for bringing a group of people together and solving major product issues. Rapidly save time, money and reduce risk. It blends design, lean and agile activities into a recipe that quickly delivers innovative ideas tested by real users. I’ve led or participated in hundreds of design sprints.

Design Systems

Creating a set of components, patterns and standards that help teams efficiently design and develop applications. I’ve worked on design systems for small apps and enterprise platforms.

Workshop Facilitation

How do you enable participatory design before and after a design sprint? One of the best ways I know of is workshops. I’ve run workshops for many clients from start-ups to fortune 500s.

Web and Mobile App Design

The products I deliver. If you would like to know more about how I develop solutions and why, please look at my case studies.

Front-end Development

Empathizing with development teams can be hard, especially if you have never built a design you created. The biggest benefit is that I don’t design anything that can’t be built technically.

Animation and Motion Graphics

Functional animation enhances user experience by making the interface more appealing and useful. During the late nineties and early 2000s I designed a lot of animations for games, video, and the web. Today I understand how animation can be a core part of products that “feel right”.

Get in touch with me

Feel free to drop me a line if you want to collaborate on an exciting project, or just want to say hi.