Chris Pallé

Chris Pallé

NYC Metro

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Work History
  • April 2009 - Present

    NYC Local Leader

    Interaction Design Association

  • January 2009 - Present

    Managing Principal

    The UX Workshop

  • October 2005 - Present

    Digital Product Design Strateg

    Blue Flame, LLC

    Team Leadership
    • Key liaison between marketing, technical, and creative staff to translate business requirements and user goals into final products
    • Comfortable managing remotes teams across international timezones
    • Change agent for cultural shifts within an organization
    • Provides creative direction for user interface illustration and graphic design

    User Experience: Information Architecture & Interaction Design
    • Works closely with research teams to define research frameworks and interpret data from studies
    • Performs heuristic evaluations of exist
  • May 2011 - June 2011

    User Experience Research & Str

    EMC Digital

    User Experience Strategy, Research, and Design consulting for a major Wealth Management Client that included:
    - Executing and reporting on a heuristics evaluation (Rapid Usability Assessment)
    - Developing an interview guide and conducting stakeholder interviews (10 out 26)
    - Leading interpretation and modeling brainstorm workshops in which we identified pain points, underlying user needs, and key thematic insights for our personas
    - Crafting visionary components for the project which included:
    -- Experience Principles
    -- Future-state Narratives
  • September 2010 - May 2011

    Director, Product

    Gerson Lehrman Group

  • May 2010 - September 2010

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant

    G2 Worldwide

  • March 2010 - April 2010

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant


  • February 2010 - April 2010

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant/Product O


  • April 2009 - March 2010

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant

    Direct Brands

  • November 2008 - April 2009

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant

    McGraw-Hill Construction

  • October 2008 - November 2008

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant

    G2 Direct and Digital

  • September 2008 - October 2008

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant

    Alexander Interactive

  • May 2008 - August 2008

    Senior Information Architect


  • April 2008 - May 2008

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant


  • May 2007 - May 2008

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant

    Bertelsmann Direct North America

  • 2007 - 2008

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant

    BMG Columbia House

  • July 2007 - October 2007

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant


  • February 2007 - May 2007

    UX/IxD/IA Consultant


  • September 2005 - February 2007

    Pro Fitness Trainer

    Town Sports International, Inc. (NYSC Marlboro, NJ

    NASM Certified Personal Trainer -

    Design and implement fitness program designs that successfully meet client health and fitness goals.

    Coach and educate clients on proper use of the body including diaphragmatic breathing and engaging the core to perform exercises that make workouts more effective and achieve a more efficient use of time.
  • March 2003 - June 2006

    Lead Interactive Media/Graphic

    Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.

  • August 2004 - January 2005

    Graphics Designer

    Calvary Chapel Old Bridge

    Reported to Pastoral Staff to update church bulletin and create graphic design for tape packaging.
  • January 2000 - June 2001

    Lead Interactive Designer/Auth

    Lanmark Group, Inc.

    Persuaded executive management to engineer a custom, modular Content Management System for clients’ Web applications and in turn, Lanmark could market the system to cover development costs;

    Key liaison between technical and creative staff to translate requirements and business goals into messaging, site navigation, labels and content organization on the user interface;

    Performed interviews with senior stakeholders to understand business requirements, and develop scope and project deliverables;

    Produced deliverables such as site blueprints, wireframes,
  • January 1999 - January 2000

    Director, Web Administration

    Living Abroad Publishing

    Conceptualized, designed, developed, and optimized interfaces for Content Management Systems and business communication systems for Fortune 500 clientele such as Philip Morris, UBS, Merill Lynch, CitiGroup, KPMG, Berlitz International;

    Collaborated and managed interdepartmental projects with multiple reports
  • August 1997 - December 1997

    Production Assistant

    O’Plenty Animation Studio

    Provided animation assistance including rendering, cell cleanup, and frame sequencing for award-winning cartoons
  • August 1996 - December 1996

    Web Page Designer

    Brookdale Community College

    Assisted department professors with creating Web pages for the ceramics students. Duties included: HTML scripting, digital photography, graphic optimization
  • Rochester Institute of Technology

    2000 - 2003
  • Brookdale Community College

    1995 - 2001
  • McClintock High School

    1989 - 1993