I draw boxesA blog on user experience & design

June 28, 2012

CV – Chris Sainsbury

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With 6 years working as a user experience designer and 3 years prior to that as a front-end developer, information architect and project manager I have a wealth of experience to bring to any digital development team.

I’ve worked across key sectors including financial services, travel & tourism, media & entertainment, ecommerce, FMCG, and telecommunications to create engaging, innovative user experiences for big brands such as Virgin Atlantic, HTC, Barclaycard, Unilever and Visit London. I’ve worked in Europe, the Middle East & North America.

I’m passionate about all areas of design and creativity, how things are made and why they succeed or fail

I have extensive experience across the spectrum of user experience design. My specialisms include:

  • creating beautiful wireframe documents to communicate ideas and interaction designs to my team;
  • mentoring and team leadership of junior and mid-level UX designers
  • running usability testing, including highlights videos & recommendations;
  • writing competitor analyses and heuristic evaluations to figure out the state of the competition and what we can learn from it;
  • user research, survey design & persona development to define our users and fight for their needs throughout the process.

As this blog will hopefully show, I’m passionate about all areas of design and creativity, how things are made and why they succeed or fail. In particular I’m interested in how we can create great (digital) experiences for people that delight them and keep them coming back for more.


Fantasy Interactive, NYC Office

UX Designer
June 2011 – July 2012

EMC Consulting

User Experience Consultant
August 2009 – November 2010

Tullo Marshall Warren

Information Architect
May 2008 – August 2009

Visit London

Information Architect
August 2007 – May 2008

Exponetic Ltd.

Web Developer, Project Manager & Information Architect
June 2004 – August 2007

Brunel University

Teaching assistant (part time)
September 2003 – June 2007


Brunel University
Multimedia Technology and Design BSc (Hons), First class
HND Computing (Multimedia production), Distinction
September 1999 – June 2003

Awards & publications

Shortlisted – Flora Cooking with Schools campaign site, Digital Marketing Awards 2009 and IGD Food Industry Awards 2009. Role: Lead IA.

Winner – Visit London for Business, Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) Gold award for best website 2008. Role: Lead IA.

Published – Thesis on interactive installation art presented at the International Symposium for Interactive Media Design 2005, Istanbul, Turkey.

Winner – Apple Award for best Multimedia, Technology & Design student at Brunel University 2003, sponsored by Apple Computer.

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