Christopher Magruder - Senior User Experience Designer

Making Your Business,
My Business.

A little about me

I've spent over a decade using design to help. Whether it's helping users navigate an experience or helping startups establish their brand. I've combined my passion for design and technology to create simple, engaging experiences for brands of all sizes.

Over the past 14 years, I've had the privilege of working with clients from startups to global brands. Between brand, digital, product and marketing–I’ve worked and delivered it all. I've spent my life helping other people succeed and it's something that I enjoy.

I also believe in pushing the boundaries of technology, to me learning is growing. I'm one of the organizers of RefreshDenver, a local meetup focused on advancing the creative and technical aspects of our industry. If you're local or looking to learn something new, feel free to stop by and say hello.

I currently live in beautiful Colorado with my wife, two sons and a couple of rescue dogs. When I'm not working, I'm playing hockey, enjoying the outdoors, or working on my vintage 4x4.

Experience
  1. 2017 — Today VP Design, IHS Markit
  2. 2015 — 2016 Head of Design, Rapt Media
  3. 2014 — 2015 Creative Director, Zenman
  4. 2012 — 2014 Design Director, Forte Information Systems
A Few Nice Things People Have Said About Me.
What sets Christopher apart is his passion for design and his natural curiosity for developing compelling solutions.

- Ben Dybas, Creative Director, Bearings Branding

Christopher has an eye for detail, is self-directed and motivated, and adept at managing projects and the individuals involved.

- Brannan McGill, Design Director, Rezora

Christopher is a multi-talented designer who brings with him personal integrity, a strong work ethic, and a kind of open, warm, friendliness that adds immeasurably to the office.

- Erika Trautman, Senior Product Manager, Google

Christopher' ability to translate disparate concepts and ideas into a a cohesive brand, image and message have continually impressed

- Ryan Hale, Services Director, AHEAD

Christopher is creative, responsive and accomplishes projects on time and on budget! He has been instrumental in the success of my business.

- Scott Harrison, Founder, Fireplace Blocker, LLC