Chris Gervais | Full Stack Product Designer

Chris Gervais

Full Stack Product Designer

Experienced and versatile UX designer with two decades of experience developing interactive eLearning and digital Talent Recruitment solutions for Walmart, McDonald’s, Sobeys, Allergan, Accor Hotels, and Canadian banking giants Scotiabank, RBC, and CIBC.

EXPERIENCE

Nexus Communications | 2006 – Present
Senior UX Designer

Director, Interactive Media

  • Ensure an agile, iterative process to improve productivity, project turn-around time, workflow efficiency, and design culture.
  • Lead teams to collaborate with stakeholders and encourage user-focused design for hundreds of projects, across a range of industries and sectors.

Instructional Designer, eLearning Developer

  • Combine LX/UX design principles to reduce cognitive load through persona-based scenarios, simplified feedback, and stepped learning.
  • Develop disruptive eLearn programs to increase user uptake, engagement, and comprehension of compliance-based product knowledge.

Front-end Designer and Developer

  • Spearhead the user flows, wireframes, visual design systems, and prototypes of corporate websites to enhance brand perception.
  • Organize career websites by persona to increase qualified candidates, and reduced time to fill for 100,000 monthly visitors exploring roles.

Motion Graphic Designer, Storyboard Artist

  • Delivered storyboards, directed visual flow, and collaborated with animators to produce engaging onboarding and communication media, for thousands of job candidates and employees across sectors.

Designlab | July 2019 – Present
UX Design Mentor

  • Mentor students via 1:1 video sessions and feedback to research, idea generation, and design through to developer handoff.
  • Support project-based student learning across the UX life-cycle, with an emphasis on iteration and user-centric thinking.
OTHER EXPERIENCE

22nd Century Mindware | 2005 – 2007 | Contract Flash Designer and Developer
Laurentian Media | 2005 – 2006 | Front-end Designer and Developer
Nexus Graphics | 1997 – 2005 | Co-Founder, Visual Designer, and Developer

cgervais.ca/portfolio
chris@cgervais.ca | LinkedIn
705-562-6948

EDUCATION

Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology
Visual and Creative Arts
Sudbury Ontario

CERTIFICATION

MIT Management Executive Education
Innovation of Products and Services: MIT’s Approach to Design Thinking

SKILLS

RESEARCH
User Interviews
Usability Testing
Heuristic Evaluation
Competitive Analysis

DESIGN
UX Design
Visual Design
Graphic Design
Information Architecture
Personas
Journey Mapping
Storyboarding
Rapid Prototyping
Wireframes

TOOLKIT
Adobe Creative Suite:
Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
Animate

Prototyping:
Invision
Figma
Adobe XD
Zeplin

Development:
HTML/CSS
JavaScript
WordPress