Charles Klein portrait

Craft beautiful experiences

I have worked for places like Tact.ai, Kosmix (acquired by Walmart), YesVideo, Apple, and Humboldt State University, where some of my designs have won awards; and have freelanced for Techstyle, Clique Media, Milliways Ventures, Rocketship.vc, and Target (DermStore), among others.

I have built apps that were featured by The New York Times, Editorial Picks on the Apple App Store, and featured in Pocket Sommelier on the App Store in the US, UK, France, Germany & more.

Once I was interviewed by AdBusters Magazine to explain the hot, new social network … Twitter.

Outside of work you'll most likely find me at a park with my husband, my 1-year old son, and our dog Susan; over-ordering at some new (to me) restaurant; taking in the sounds of the city with a glass of wine on the rooftop; or, my favorite, exploring the greatest immersive user experience in the world: Walt Disney's Original Disneyland.

Work Experience

2010 – Present Charles Klein Freelance Design Consultation & Strategy Anywhere
Current client: Techstyle Fashion Group (supporting JFBrands: JustFab, ShoeDazzle, FabKids)

Previous: Clique Media (WhoWhatWear), Rocketship.vc, Target/Dermstore, Milliways Ventures, Kosmix/WalmartLabs, Consultative Group on Biodiversity (now the Biodiversity Funders Group), Humboldt State University, Positork Distributing, PFI Bearings, Dr. Sophia Yin
2014 – 2022 Tact.ai 2021 → Sr Product Design Architect & Head of Brand Design Anywhere
2019 → Product Design Architect
2018 → Head of Product Design
2014 → Senior Product Designer
2013 – 2014 YesVideo Director of Product Design Santa Clara, CA
2011 – 2013 WalmartLabs (and formerly Kosmix) Lead UX Designer San Bruno, CA
2010 – 2017 Memorable Apps Co-Creator/Co-Founder San Francisco, CA
2009 – 2011 Peters Kimmerly Design Associates Principal Web Designer Anywhere
2005 – 2007 Apple Worldwide Marketing Campus Rep Arcata, CA
2003 – 2010 Humboldt State University 2007 → Lead Designer & University Web Manager Arcata, CA
2004 → Web Designer
2003 → Student Assistant Web Designer

Skills & Tools

Tools: Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Apple Keynote, AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro, Principal, Zeplin, Pixate, InVision, Asana, Trello, Pivotal, Xcode, Git

Personal Interests

Awards & Recognition

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I worked together with Charles on many projects with integrated print and web design solutions. Charles and his amazing web skill set, great attitude, and high design standards added incredible value to every project. I would love a chance to work together with him again, and, am in fact plotting to do so...

April Kimmerly, Visual Design Manager @ Ultimate Kronos Group (worked together at Humboldt State, Peters Kimmerly Design Associates, Memorable Apps)