Charles Klein portrait

Craft beautiful experiences

I have worked for places like Capital One,, Kosmix (acquired by Walmart), YesVideo, and Humboldt State University where some of my designs have won awards; and have consulted for companies like ONI, Techstyle, Clique Media, Milliways Ventures,, 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, back in 2006, I was interviewed by AdBusters Magazine to explain the hot, new social network … Twitter (RIP )

Outside of work you'll most likely find me at a park with my husband, our 2-year old son, and our Labradoodle 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 Magic Kingdom, Disneyland.

Work Experience

2022 – Present Capital One Design Manager NYC / Hybrid
2014 – 2022 2021 → Sr Design Director & Head of Brand Santa Clara, CA / Remote
2019 → Design Director
2018 → Head of Design
2014 → Principal Product Designer
2013 – 2014 YesVideo Head of Design Santa Clara, CA
2011 – 2013 WalmartLabs (and formerly Kosmix) Lead UX Designer San Bruno, CA
2010 – 2022 Charles Klein Design Consultant & Strategist Remote
Clients: ONI (Oxford NanoImaging), Techstyle Fashion Group (supporting JFBrands: JustFab, ShoeDazzle, FabKids), Clique Media (WhoWhatWear),, 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
2010 – 2017 Memorable Apps Co-Creator/Co-Founder San Francisco, CA
2009 – 2011 Peters Kimmerly Design Associates Principal Web Designer San Francisco, CA
2003 – 2010 Humboldt State University 2007 → Lead Designer & University Web Manager Arcata, CA
2004 → Staff Web Designer
2003 → Student Assistant Web Designer


Strengths and behaviorial themes (more info). Presented in order.

Skills & Tools

Diverse experience designing for: Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Data Infrastructure, Enterprise SaaS (B2B, B2B2C), Pharmaceutical Sales, eCommerce, Client Services

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

What his colleagues have said...

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)

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