Christopher West

Artist, UI Designer, and Client-Side Engineer

April 6, 2014

Current Show at Emma Clark Library

I havn't done much showing of my art work over the years, but in an attempt to get back into the local art scene, I'm hoping to get some visibility, and some honest feedback (good and bad) from my current show at the local library.

I'm currently showing various oil paintings, most which have been created in the last year. I'm showing one colored pencil that dates back to my college days. You'll notice a wide range of styles between the different works.

June 19, 2012

Sketching A New Mobile Web

I continue to be encouraged that practicing UXers still resort to pencil and paper to get their brainstorming done. This Smashing article touches on the challenges of designing for mobile, and if it requires a mobile-first design approach, or a separate, scaled-down, desktop version for mobile device delivery.

We're currently tackling similar issues at BN.com. Responsive layouts can only go so fa ... read more

April 27, 2012

Gamification And UX: Where Users Win Or Lose

I've always had a soft spot for online gaming, but ever since HTML5 has allowed the 3D graphics interfaces to come full circle from desktop application to now the web, I've been trying to become more involved in the gaming industry again. This Smashing article by Peter Steen Hogenhaug draws the correleation between Gaming and modern UX practices. You can read the full read more

User Interface and Interaction Design

I've been a practicing designer for almost 15 years now, working on a variety of projects ranging from high traffic eCommerce sites, proof of concept prototyping, to smaller-scale personal blogs.

UI Engineering and Development

Over 12 years experience as a front-end developer, helping to architect some household-named brands across the education, entertainment, and eCommerce industries.

Game Development

HTML5 gave birth to a new breed of game developers. The browser is able to leverage the GPU of the computer we run on, opening the door to exploiting the power of CSS and WebGL.

2D/3D Illustration

Traditional Art and Upcoming Shows