Chris Detzi is an accomplished user experience professional with over 15 years of experience spanning design, user research, and business strategy. He’s lead a number of large design and research programs throughout his career as both a consultant and employee of Fortune 500 companies. Chris has also successfully built and integrated design teams into organizations and has a deep appreciation for what it takes to achieve success. His professional interests lie in design strategy, design research, and information design, though he’s also an award winning Information Architect.
Prior to joining Eightshapes, Chris lead a team of designers at Sprint-Nextel that was responsible for creating the experience customers had when interacting with Sprint’s self-service tools and systems (web, voice, and paper interfaces). In this role, Chris transformed how the teams operated and delivered designs, building a reputation for quality and consistency throughout the organization. Chris also built a web user experience / information architecture team from the ground up at Nextel Communications (pre-merger with Sprint), where he worked to successfully integrate the function into web development processes. Prior to this work at Sprint, Chris consulted for Arnold Interactive and Circle.com, where he won a Webby award for his efforts leading the Information Architecture of the Humane Society Web Site redesign (Best non-profit web site, 2001).
Chris joined Eightshapes in November of 2007 to lead a range of projects and initiatives for the company and looks forward to helping the company grow and shaping the user experience design practice. In his spare time Chris enjoys mountain biking, golfing, and spending time with his wife, and three incredibly energetic children.