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Chris Messina

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Consultant, Independent and Advisor, Tagboard.com. Carnegie Mellon grad.

Consultant, Independent and Advisor, Tagboard.com. Carnegie Mellon grad.

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6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

Citizen Agency
BarCamp

Advisor

OpenID Foundation
Open Web Foundation
Tagboard.com
Tagboard
OpenID Foundation
Open Web Foundation

Positions

Consultant depict Inc. March 2015 - present
Consultant Independent July 2014 - present
Advisor Tagboard March 2014 - present
#thoughtleader Internet 1996 - present
UX Consultant Delectable 2014 - 2015
Head of Community & Growth NeonMob August 2013 - December 2013
UX Designer Google January 2012 - August 2013
Developer Advocate Google January 2010 - January 2012
Board Member OpenID Foundation January 2009 - December 2011
Co-founder Citizen Agency July 2006 - January 2010
Open Web Advocate and User Experience Design Lead Vidoop LLC May 2008 - May 2009
Advocate Microformats.org 2005 - January 2009
Board Member Open Web Foundation 2008 - 2009
Consultant Pioneers of the Inevitable March 2008 - October 2008
Co-founder BarCamp 2005 - 2008
Experience Designer Adaptive Path May 2006 - May 2006
Owner FactoryCity.net August 1998 - May 2006
Director of Experience and Open Source Ambassador Flock July 2005 - March 2006
Spread Firefox Admin Mozilla Foundation 2005 - 2005
User Experience Architect CivicSpace 2004 - 2005
Design Consultant Photography and Graphic Services, January 2000 - May 2004

Education

Carnegie Mellon University Communication Design August 1999 - December 2003

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Fundraising
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Customer subscription model
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Ecommerce (food)
  • • Spirits
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

CSS3 • Information Architecture • Marketing Strategy • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

6
Vouches Received

1
Vouches Given

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Christian Crumlish
Head of product, 7 Cups. Also, advisor, Mainstreets; fellow, Rosenfeld Media. Princeton grad.
Chris is one of the most eligible bache--... wait, not sure I am doing this site right.
Anil Dash
They're my friends  •  Co-founder & CEO, ThinkUp and Director, Stack Exchange.
Chris is consistently innovative and very focused on bringing communities together.
Larry Halff
Principal, Bright/Contrast LLC. Previously Owner, Trigger Consulting.
Chris not only has an unmatched far reaching vision for what is possible in the world, he is able to translate that vision into a concrete f ... orm. This, combined with his passion and drive to improve the world, make him one of those few people who have really and will continue to propel society forward.
Scott Kveton
We worked together  •  Advisor, Advising, consulting & mentoring and Member Global Board of Directors, Mobile Marketing Association. Oregon State grad.
Chris really has the ability to look at projects from the users' perspective like nobody I know. He also has a great design sensibility with ... a keen mind for what product should look like and how it should work for end-users.
Larry Halff
We worked together  •  Principal, Bright/Contrast LLC. Previously Owner, Trigger Consulting.
Chris not only has an unmatched far reaching vision for what is possible in the world, he is able to translate that vision into a concrete f ... orm. This, combined with his passion and drive to improve the world, make him one of those few people who have really and will continue to propel society forward.
Jesse Middleton
They're my friends  •  Currently: Director of Member Products at WeWork. Co-founded @WeWork Labs and @Backstory. I also advise YourTrove & Symple Health.
Chris is a community builder, a super smart thinker and a very thoughtful human being who is always thinking about how to make the world a b ... etter, more connected place.

Larry Halff
We worked together  •  Principal, Bright/Contrast LLC. Previously Owner, Trigger Consulting.
Larry has great perspective and experience building products that people love.