Charles Klein portrait

Craft beautiful experiences

I have worked for places like Capital One,, Kosmix (acquired by Walmart), YesVideo, Apple, and Humboldt State University where some of my designs have won awards; and have freelanced for 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.

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

Work Experience

2022 – Present Capital One Product Design Manager, Commercial Bank New York, NY
2010 – 2022 Charles Klein Freelance Design Consultation & Strategy Anywhere
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
2014 – 2022 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 San Francisco, CA
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

"Wow." That pretty much sums up working with Charles. He's got a solid base of experience to draw from and it shows from his attention to the smallest details to high level product strategy. What's more, his visual design skills are as good as his UX skills allowing him to move faster and further than most and to keep everything coherently and consistently aligning to the Brand. In the time I got to work with him at Tact he repeatedly demonstrated his leadership ability by filling in as product owner and PM where needed not to mention aligning the company as a whole on vision. Which is to say, he doesn't just lead, he inspires. If you need a rock to anchor your UX and design teams, that's Charles.

Thomas Sola, Director of User Experience @ (worked together at