I am experienced in leveraging user research to provide qualitative and quantitative data to guide design for the best user experiences. I love to design useful things, because a simple, easy to use website or application can be a beautiful, engaging experience that brings joy and satisfaction to a user.
Understanding users helps in designing a website or application they actually want to use, which leads to increased engagement, satisfied users, uncovering and solving new problems proactively, and ultimtately, building a culture of independence and success for users.
Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority
June 2015 - Present
Chris Scholtens Design Studio
December 2010 - Present
BA, August 2005 - May 2009
MA, June 2010 - May 2012
Web Design Certificate Program, June 2014 - May 2015
Users spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites they already know.
Apart from being a designer and artificer, I love tinkering with gadgets, drinking tea, listening to old jazz and blues music, and spending time with my family.
I have a passion for learning, and am always looking for ways to better myself, add to my skills, or just have a new bit of trivia. That has led me to be a designer that also has experience in coding, project management, content writing, video production/editing, and more!
When I disconnect from the electronic world, you can find me playing a brain-burning board game or reading either sci-fi/fantasy novels or graphic novels.