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Christopher Paretti

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Array and Design Consultant, Early stage startups. NYU grad.

Founder, Array and Design Consultant, Early stage startups. NYU grad.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • UI/Design

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In




Confidential (In stealth mode)


Advisor Confidential (In stealth mode) April 2015 - present
Founder Array April 2013 - present
Senior Lecturer California College of the Arts September 2011 - present
Design Director Samsung Electronics March 2014 - September 2014
Senior Director & Head of Design GREE International, Inc September 2011 - March 2013
Lead Designer Nokia March 2009 - September 2011
Prototype Design Lead Yahoo August 2007 - March 2009
Designer / Developer Freeverse August 2001 - November 2008
Technical Consultant BurdaStyle December 2006 - June 2007
Designer / Producer area/code May 2006 - March 2007
Game Designer Nokia June 2006 - September 2006


New York University ITP ( Interactive Telecommunications Program ) 2005 - 2007
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Graphic Design / Electronic Imaging 1996 - 2000
Thayer Academy Fine/Studio Arts, General 1992 - 1996

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Games
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product Design • User Experience Design • User Interface Design • Design Leadership

Key Accomplishments

I have spent the majority of my career working on mobile products or games. My interests and expertise lie in playful interactions, in delighting users through novel products. I keep very current with tech trends, and find holes in current consumer offerings. I've hacked hardware for years, and teach Arduino and Pi hacking at the Design Masters at CCA.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

As an advisor, I want to be able to leverage my knowledge of user engagement, delight and ease of use with strategic thinking within a target space. Having worked in research and on early stage products, as well as highly active shipping product, I combine nuts and bolts thinking with innovative approaches.

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David Merrill
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Chris' recent background in the videogames industry has given him a razor-sharp understanding of the kinds of experiences that work for peop ... le - at massive scale. He thinks about product from a perspective that is people-and-experiences-first / tech second - which I believe is the right order. Chris is gearing up to create connected products that connect people in subtle beautiful ways, and I think he's going to do a great job.
We worked together
Christopher is highly creative and a perfectionist in his work. He sees things others don't and has the initiative and ability to execute o ... n ideas.
We worked together
Chris is one of the best consumer product designers I've had the privilege to work with. He's not only a great creative thinker but he's als ... o good at prioritizing and identifying the key use cases that will drive the product.

Agathe Battestini
We worked together
Agathe is a strong and intelligent developer that's always interested in exploring new things. She's thoughtful about her work and truly car ... es about developing meaningful products.