"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 @ Tact.ai (worked together at Tact.ai)
Charles is one of the most balanced designers I've ever had the good fortune to know. He could transition his design thinking - and output - from abstract to concrete at the blink of an eye. The quality of his work was always exceptional for whatever use case you could throw at him. The number one comment we always received from our customers was how good our UI was, and that was all thanks to Charles. I had more than one customer tell me they wished they had our design system. He is a true collaborator in every sense, his sharp sense of humour will keep you laughing, and he will always stay true to his word.
– Eric Wilson, Vice President, CCX Technologies @ Salesforce (worked together at Tact.ai)
Charles is the kind of kickass designer that all the other teams want to work with. I’ve worked with Charles for many years and was always impressed with his leadership, designs and his positive impact on the team. He was always interested in moving the team and the project forward while maintaining the cohesion that made the team special in the first place. I’d love to work with Charles again in the future, and I’m sure you’ll feel the same!
– Matt Toohey, Chief Software Architect @ Tact.ai (worked together at Tact.ai)
Charles is an outstanding talent, who has the rare blend of top-notch design skills coupled with a deep understanding for technical implementation and great management skills... Charles delivered a creative vision for our brand from scratch, and effortlessly led a small team of designers to execute against this brand vision in designing a cohesive online and offline experience...
– Sandy Yao, VP of Product Management @ TechStyle Fashion Group (worked together on Goodies at WalmartLabs, YesVideo, and TechStyle Fashion Group)
Charles is a needle in a haystack — that rare design leader who truly understands both UX and visual design, and is an absolute inspiration to work with. He has a deep, intuitive understanding and respect for users that he translates into products that are both elegantly usable and beautiful... Charles is an inspiring leader, who leads both by example and mentorship, directly with his design team and indirectly across engineers, product managers and the executive team...
– Christian Collins, Chief Product Officer @ AnyRoad (worked together at YesVideo)
Charles is an exceptionally talented designer who possesses not only phenomenal design skills, but also excels in leadership... Charles conceived the brand vision and was committed to leading his design team to execute against it. He gave effective creative direction to the designers, writers and photographers of the team to ensure a cohesive online and offline experience...
– Alexandra Kopjak, Product Manager (worked together on Goodies at WalmartLabs)
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)
Charles has a great work ethic, mega talent, and is a pleasure to work with. I would hire Charles again in a heartbeat...
– Robert Gunsalus, President @ MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Foundation (worked together at Humboldt State)
Charles was responsible for the redesign of our HSU Housing + Dining website and the creator of our first online application process. Charles was able to take a complicated and lengthy in-house application process and make it not only visually appealing, but user friendly. The website redesign was a complex project and we were a demanding client. Charles is an intelligent, poised, articulate and talented designer.
– Holly Martel, Edward Jones Financial Advisor (former Assistant Director of Housing at HSU — the client for this project)