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Chris Pallé

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Adjunct Professor, The New School and Executive Director of Strategy and User Experience (UX), Wisdom & Craft, Inc.

Adjunct Professor, The New School and Executive Director of Strategy and User Experience (UX), Wisdom & Craft, Inc.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Product
I have an idea that I'm exploring
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Vi Coworking
Wisdom & Craft, Inc

Advisor

Parsons School of Design
Interaction Design Association

Positions

Founder, Executive Director Vi Coworking September 2015 - present
Founder, Executive Director of Strategy and User Experience (UX) Wisdom & Craft, Inc November 2011 - present
Adjunct Professor The New School August 2014 - present
Managing Principal The UX Workshop January 2009 - present
Instructor, User Experience mediabistro.com March 2012 - September 2013
User Experience Consultant Blue Flame, LLC November 2005 - November 2011
User Experience Research & Strategy Consultant (Contract) EMC Digital May 2011 - June 2011
Director, Product Gerson Lehrman Group September 2010 - May 2011
UX/IxD/IA Consultant G2 Worldwide May 2010 - September 2010
UX/IxD/IA Consultant VML March 2010 - April 2010
UX/IxD/IA Consultant/Product Owner Emporis February 2010 - April 2010
UX/IxD/IA Consultant Direct Brands, Inc. April 2009 - March 2010
UX/IxD/IA Consultant McGraw-Hill Construction November 2008 - April 2009
UX/IxD/IA Consultant G2 Direct and Digital October 2008 - November 2008
UX/IxD/IA Consultant Alexander Interactive September 2008 - October 2008
Senior Information Architect Behavior May 2008 - August 2008
UX/IxD/IA Consultant Behavior April 2008 - May 2008
UX/IxD/IA Consultant Bertelsmann Direct North America May 2007 - May 2008
UX/IxD/IA Consultant BMG Columbia House 2007 - 2008
UX/IxD/IA Consultant OgilvyAction July 2007 - October 2007
UX/IxD/IA Consultant TribalDDB February 2007 - May 2007
Pro Fitness Trainer NYSC Marlboro September 2005 - February 2007
Lead Interactive Media/Graphics Designer, Marketing Communications Coordinator Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. March 2003 - June 2006
Graphics Designer Calvary Chapel Old Bridge August 2004 - January 2005
Lead Interactive Designer/Author, Information Architect Lanmark Group, Inc. January 2000 - June 2001
Director, Web Administration Living Abroad Publishing January 1999 - January 2000
Production Assistant O'Plenty Animation August 1997 - December 1997
Web Page Designer Brookdale Community College August 1996 - December 1996

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology Graphic Arts, eBusiness, Technical Communications 2000 - 2003
Brookdale Community College Computer Art and Design 1995 - 2001
McClintock High School 1989 - 1993
Coursera

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Transportation
  • • Education
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Games
  • • Robotics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Social Impact
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Video
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Teacher training
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Edutainment

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Information Architecture • User Experience Design • User Interface Design • Wireframes

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Brad Smith
We worked together  •  Board Member and Programming Chair, AIGA Portland and Executive Director, WebVisions. Oregon State grad.
Chris is on the leading edge of user experience and research and works with leading brands throughout the US. He's also an entrepreneur, inn ... ovator and educator who is exploring new avenues for business.
Anthony Rinaldi, Jr.
We worked together  •  CEO, Fibertechs and Founder, Safety Net Corp d/b/a Fibertechs.
Chris is a big picture guy who is a forward looking deep thinker that is a highly creative and perceptive motivated person.
Jayson Elliot
We worked together  •  Founder, TSR Inc. / Gygax magazine Co-founder of Monday Envelope, UX advisor to Moov. Building the next generation of tabletop gaming.
Chris is a driven, innovative thinker with a sharp mind for UX and a talent for bringing people together.
Sanford Dickert
They're my friends  •  Director, Rawlings Atlantic. Previously CTO / VP Engineering, MusicQubed. Purdue grad. Stanford grad.
Great man.
Peter March
We worked together  •  Associate Director, User Experience (Freelance), FCB Health and Senior Interaction Design Consultant, Wisdom & Craft, Inc. Boston grad.
Chris is always looking for new ways to tackle problems. He is not afraid to approach an idea even if the odds of success seem long.
Aaron Gotwalt
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder and CEO, Seesaw and Co-Founder and Chief Architect, CoTweet, ExactTarget. Penn State grad.
Strong ability to synthesize lots of discordant data into actionable ideas. Kind and encouraging to strangers with crazy ideas.
Sean Paul Echevarria
We worked together  •  Organizer, The UX Lab and Business Partnerships Lead, Motivate Design. North Carolina State grad.
Chris is a company friend who we trust wholeheartedly to help us with our design and research efforts when we need to contract some more hel ... p. He has a great eye for design and is a systems oriented thinker with a stronger creative muscle than most. He is a hard-worker and well connected with the entrepreneurship community. As a teacher he is always willing to spend time to walk you through confusing principles and knows when to listen to better be helpful.
Mona Patel
We worked together  •  CEO, UX Hires and CEO, UX Strategist, Motivate Design. Boston grad. Tufts grad.
I have had the privilege of working with Chris on professional UX research/design projects, along with co-teaching the Senior Seminar class ... at Parsons, New School for Design with him. He is creative, forward thinking, and I look forward to furthering both our work together.
Thomas Farrell
We worked together  •  Founder & VP of Client Relations, PEO Spectrum Inc and Owner, TransCon Lead Generation Corp. Brown grad.
He is a thought leader in internet marketing and user experience and brings cutting-edge insight to his clients' operations.
Jay Melone
We worked together  •  CEO, Managing Partner, New Haircut. Previously Senior Project Manager, StreamingEdge.
Chris has the ability to create engaging experiences for nearly any market. He also listens exceptionally well, which is a really undervalue ... d skill of any good entrepreneur.

Christina Wodtke
Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts and Instructor & Curriculum Designer, General Assemb.ly. Stanford grad.
Christina is an instigator, motivator, mentor, and gets things to happen. She has always been at the front of her field and continues to pus ... h boundaries. Over the years, I have admired her as I've seen this impeccable self-starter play a pivotal role motivating an entire industry (The field of information architecture and UX) into being all that it is.

Anthony Rinaldi, Jr.
We worked together  •  CEO, Fibertechs and Founder, Safety Net Corp d/b/a Fibertechs.
Anthony is truly a man of integrity. As a self-made businessman, he has built a long-standing company, FiberTechs, in a tough, competitive b ... usiness environment. Clear cut and straightforward, Anthony is a leader who will help you find success.

Brad Smith
We worked together  •  Board Member and Programming Chair, AIGA Portland and Executive Director, WebVisions. Oregon State grad.
Driven to change the way business is done, Brad is a creative, innovative leader with a passion of rising the tide of his community of techn ... ologists. A sound advisor, a comrade, and an upright character, he complements even the strongest teams.

Mona Patel
CEO, UX Hires and CEO, UX Strategist, Motivate Design. Boston grad. Tufts grad.
What's not to love and respect about Mona and her entrepreneurial sense? I've had the remarkable experience of working with Mona in several ... capacities and she has brought nothing short of an A-game when it come to business innovation and disruption. With a long list of accomplishments, she's quick and decisive, and a great leader for whom I have much admiration.

Sean Paul Echevarria
We worked together  •  Organizer, The UX Lab and Business Partnerships Lead, Motivate Design. North Carolina State grad.
Sean is a remarkable entrepreneur who gets at the heart of a problem and moves creatively to a solution. Not one for taking the lazy road, h ... e not only creates new products that solve problems customers didn't know they had. Additionally, Sean's interests span far and wide including developing the communities in which he's involved.