product wireframes test

experience design iterate

interface prototype learn


Commitment to creating interactive experiences that are innovative and fresh while helping perpetuate the brand. Self-driven, effective and thrive in collaboration.

HomeAway Two Year Vision

HomeAway

Mobile App and Responsive Web

Create, refresh and reconfigure the HomeAway iOS/Android mobile app and integrate features with the mobile web. With close collaboration with product managers, developers and other UX designers, the product succesfully launched, now live and up and running.

HomeAway Onboarding

HomeAway

Supplier Onboarding

Reduce the amount of onboarding drop-offs by simplifying the experience and the design of the flow. Eliminating the noise and the complexity of the current platform to create a more fluid onboarding. Validated through global usability and A/B testing.

Gald To Have You

Glad to have you

2.0

The vacation rental guest management app that reduces guest pre-arrival calls and emails by as much at 75%, expedites and enhances the check-in process with automated communication and improves the quality of guest vacations. App refresh using the Google Material.

Dell Simplification

Dell

Simplification

Led a team of information architects, ux and designers to simplify the end-to-end shop experience for Dell, from the homepage and all the way to cart. Including the global navigation, masthead and footer.

Dell Navigation

Dell

Menu Navigation and Taxonomy

Re-organizing the massive menu of dell.com (one of the largest e-commerce sites) and produced a fluid design experience on desktop, tablet and mobile.

Loops

Cheapcaribbean

About Page

Redesign the About section for Cheapcaribbean.com. Consolidating relevant information and creating a consistent pattern for all pages.

About

I'm a father and a designer

Austin based UX/UI/Product Designer currently employed as the Principal Designer for all of HomeAway’s Supplier/Owner Experience. Passionate about user experience and enjoy visual design. With 10 years of experience in the design industry, I thrive for new knowledge each and every day.

Similar to being a new parent, as a designer, I enjoy testing and learning. Fail fast and succeed even faster.

Contact

Building doors for opportunities

I enjoy working with a challenge driven team that loves to create and produce meaningful user experience and share the same passion and values.
Email me, chrixurbina@gmail.com

Experience

Austin, TX

Amazon - UX Designer, Mobile

Designing the intersection of customer needs, business goals, and technical boundaries to deliver products and services that customers love for their simplicity, function and beauty. Creatively shaping and simplifying the customer experience through a human-centered design process that balances data, customer insights, problem-solving, craftsmanship and discerning taste.

Austin, TX

HomeAway - Senior Lead UX/UI Designer

Leading and managing a small team of UX Designers responsible for the Supplier/Owner side of the largest vacation home rental in the world. Collaborating and integrating closely with the engineering development team in an agile environment producing a high quality visual designs and using the best user experience practice.

Austin, TX

Dell - Lead UX/UI Designer

A small part of a talented and innovative group, as a UX Designer, focused in a user-centered experience and design on Dell.com (one of the largest grossing e-commerce site).

Dallas, TX

RAPP - Senior Interactive Art Director

Led the creative team's digital interaction, as the Interaction Art Director, for companies like AMD, HP, AMC Theatres, Time Warner Business, Fmaous Footwear and Esso/Exxon.

Dallas, TX

Slingshot - Senior Art Director

With a mix of branding, print, radio, tv and interactive sites, as an Art Director, it was a privilege to be able to work with companies like Jack Daniel's, Borden Milk, La Madeleine, WeightWatchers and Cheap Caribbean. Working from a brief with a copywriter, generating ideas to present to the client. working on designs to produce an effective advertising campaign.

Dallas, TX

TracyLocke - Lead Digital Designer and Art Director

Started in production and progressed up to become a lead designer producing print and digital creative campaigns for Pepsi, Frito Lay, 7-Eleven, McIlhenny and Texas Lottery.

Education

Texas State University - San Marcos, TX

BFA - Communication Design

The Communication Design Program at Texas State University is one of the largest public programs in the country and considered to be one of the best within the Southwest United States. The goal of the program is to create a stimulating learning environment for students who pursues their specific interests within four areas of professional study: graphic design, art direction, interactive media, and illustration.

Recommendations

Principal Product Manager

Chris Walk

"Chrix is as dependable as they come.

I had the pleasure of working directly with Chrix at HomeAway in 2015 and 2016. I was running a product team in our partner experience group, and Chrix was a lead designer on the partner UX team. Our primary focus was a strategic project to re-implement the listing on boarding workflow for HomeAway, but Chrix also delivered on a number of smaller, more tactical projects during our time together.

Chrix is a talented designer and an AWESOME human being. He’s creative, communicates well, and is super dependable. Two words. Chrix delivers. He did an amazing amount of production design work during our time together, collaborating well with product and development to see his creations through to implementation.

Chrix would be a valuable asset to any UX design team."

Creative Director, UX/UI Designer

Chrissy Cowdrey

"I had the privilege of working alongside Chrix at Dell and quickly saw how his leadership and contribution to the team put him in a well-respected role with his peers and co-workers. Chrix could always be depended on to take a project to the next level with his attention to detail and bad ass design chops. Any team would be lucky to have him on their side!"

UX Designer

Scott Hensley

"Chrix has a real talent for solving unique and complicated design problems. Along with his keen eye and top-notch design smarts he has an easy going demeanor and a real desire to do what is right for the design to make it is intuitive and simple as possible for the user. It's really refreshing to work with someone who is so talented and has such solid ideas, but yet is still so open to feedback and suggestions"

Account Supervisor

Jordan Latham

"Chrix was my creative counterpart at Slingshot, and he was an absolute joy to work with because of the following traits:

Overall attitude: Working in a high-paced and quick-turn world can easily get a person down. Chrix looked at the positives rather than the negatives and the opportunities rather than the costs. He had an uncanny way to brighten my day and make every hour at work enjoyable.

Motivation: Chrix was never satisfied with the status quo, and he was constantly evolving his skill sets and abilities. For example, he began sitting with and learning from the development team so he could begin to understand, alter and write code in order to build better creative for the digital space.

Partnership: Chrix had a tremendous ability for fostering and growing relationships - resulting in true partnerships and cross-functional communication. He is one of the best partners I have worked with."

brand

Every brand has a story

A brand is a stroy that is always being told. Big or small, global or local, famous or unknown, they all exist for a purpose. During the past years, I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some of the coolest brands in world.

Amazon
Jack Daniels
Borden
Famous Footwear
HomeAway
AMD
Pepsi
Frito Lay
Yahoo
AMC Theatres
Pizza Hut
Verizon
CheapCaribbean
Weight Watchers
La Madeleine
7-Eleven