I‘m Charles. I’m a UX Designer with over 10 years experience as a visual storyteller in mediums like photography & video.

I’m passionate about creating inclusive, innovative, & accessible designs. 

Some of my favorite design aesthetics include:
Memphis, Streamline Moderne, Art Deco, y2k, Googie, Contempo Eclectic, and Early Cyber.

I love thrifting for vintage menswear, digging to find new music, falling asleep to the rhythmic hum of ocean waves, and like most millennials I have an obsession with animated GIFs.

Got any new favorite songs? A restaurant you’d love to talk about? 

I’d love to learn more about you!
Send me an email.

📍 New York, NY
📝 Resume // PDF version

I have over a decade of experience telling creative & compelling stories through a variety of visual mediums, including photography & video. As a UX/UI Designer, I use empathy & delight to create inclusive and innovative designs that are accessible to diverse audiences.


UX Research | Information Architecture | Qualitative Coding | Rapid Prototyping | Wireframing | Competitive Analysis | Presentations | HTML/CSS


Figma | Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Illustrator | DoveTail | Optimal Workshop | Asana | Maze | Trello


General Assembly | Certificate, User Experience Design Immersive

University of Missouri | Bachelor of Journalism
School of Journalism, Emphasis in photojournalism


CNA Simulations | UX Generalist | LMS Platform Redesign
  • Pitched a redesign concept for a virtual learning platform, used for Certified Nursing Assistant students, among a 4-person UX designer team
  • Spearheaded user research and usability studies, orchestrated UI consistency: hierarchies, alignment, colors, typography, and created the style guide that aligns with the platform’s brand identity
  • Elevated the voice of the user by analyzing qualitative feedback and developed a new way for instructors to assign individual lessons, increasing the active use of the platform in tandem with instructor lesson plans
  • Provided UX consultant feedback to CEO by implementing a new skills page for users to assign work, setting up CNA Simulations to scale their business

StreetSmARTS by San Francisco Arts Commission
Established a native mobile app to serve as a mural resource & directory for San Francisco Arts Commission through user interviews, comparative research and more
  • Led the UX Design and implemented decisions based on user research & usability testing, leading to a 100% completion rate

Sunset Bazaar 
• Created an e-commerce spec redesign through user interviews, comparative research, usability testing, comparative research, heuristic evaluations, and more
• Site redesign resulted in a 175% user satisfaction increase


Photographer | Contract | 2005 – Present

  • Provide photography services ranging from portraits and fashion, to documentary and events, and more for clients including: International Center of Photography, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial Museum, NPR Music, kbs+p, Amazing Cosmetics, New York Models, Red Bull Music Academy, and Uber Grocery
  • Actively listening to client needs and conceptualize creative photo shoots to produce their vision by booking crew, casting talent, art directing, and managing shoot schedule, creating & negotiating budgets, scouting, booking locations, creating call sheets & shot lists, delivering files, booking & picking up equipment rentals
  • Working across cross-functional teams: marketing, producers, agencies, hair & makeup artists, stylists, talent, creative teams and more

Photo Assistant & Digital Tech | Contract | 2014 – 2022

  • Maintained and organized an archival system of all photo assets via digital asset management, coordinating upwards of 100 shots per day for clients including: New York Magazine, Condé Nast Entertainment, The New Yorker, VMan, Rent the Runway, Amazon, Bonobos, Architectural Digest, Estée Lauder Companies, Apple, FedEx, Allure
  • Assisting photographers on shoots, maintaining equipment, building and break-down of photography sets: including setting up backdrops, lighting, etc both in studio and on location
  • Ensuring image quality assurance: creative vision executed, image consistency, photos organized and delivered on time, hard drives backed up, communicated issues, and solved problems


General Assembly | Certificate, User Experience Design Immersive

University of Missouri | Bachelor of Journalism
School of Journalism, Emphasis in photojournalism