Kris Carafelli | Experience Designer & Researcher | Hello Image

I’m Kris. Sometimes, while riding shotgun, I take photos of the side view mirror. The experience of looking forward and backward while capturing the present moment intrigues me.

Current Direction

I’m an endlessly curious designer and researcher committed to lifelong learning. As proof of concept, I recently (May 2017) earned a Master’s degree in Human Factors in Information Design to augment my background in visual and web design. The program, which was rated #1 by UX Magazine, expanded my ability to extract insights through user research and combine them with business objectives to inform innovative product design and optimize the user experience.

Points of Interest

  • Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University
  • Bachelor of Science in Advertising Design from University of Maryland
  • Studied animal behavior and volunteered for a decade as an Animal Behaviorist with a prominent animal welfare organization
  • Freelanced as a web and identity designer specializing in responsive web design
  • Studied American Sign Language at Gallaudet University
  • Wrote a research paper on the convergence of user experience and intelligent technologies tasked with helping people suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Experience with corporate, non-profit, small business and startups — worked with or for the following companies:
    • INVESCO Funds Group
    • Pegasystems
    • Boston Consulting Group
    • SAP Ariba
    • Celerity Consulting
    • Public Relations Society of America, Colorado Chapter
    • Mile High United Way
    • Dumb Friends League
    • Saunders Massage Therapy
    • Cindi Rogers, Author & Speaker
    • Mod
    • NeuraFlash

On the Radio

I live near Denver, Colorado with my family and enjoy listening to podcasts. My current favorites are Mixed Methods, O’Reilly Design Podcast, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and NPR’s Hidden Brain.

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear