Cris Almanza | UX Designer

UX Design & Information Architecture

I’m a UX Designer based in the Austin, TX area and have over 10 Years experience as a creative professional.

I am currently an Information Architect for an agency and helping clients create strategies that serve users and meet stakeholder goals. I’m formerly an in-house UX/UI designer at a media company in various roles for 7 years. Read more about my experience >

Samples of My Work

UX/UI Lead
Relaunching the local news app experience.
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Site Architecture Update
Information architecture improvement for website
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Responsive Galleries
UX/UI Focus
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Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • WordPress
  • Axure
  • UXPin
  • InVision
  • Sketch
  • Prototyping
  • Wireframes
  • User Flows
  • Design Facilitation
  • Leading Discovery
  • User Research
  • A/B Testing
  • CSS and HTML5
  • Visual Design
  • Digital Advertising
  • Visual Identity
  • Creative Direction
  • Team Leadership
  • Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Usability Consultation

DESIGN THINKING PHILOSOPHY

Design thinking isn’t new, but I believe we have new opportunities to apply it to business models and products in a way which we have never seen before. I enjoy facilitating thinking in teams to bring about the most creative and effective solutions. I also believe good design solves problems, even some that weren’t seen before.

My Workflow/Design Process

1. Understand the Issues

2. Identify Possible Solutions

3. Execute the Best Ideas

4. Iterate With Feedback and Data