Craft + Behavior 

Chris Mackintosh
Experienced Product Designer Denver, CO

I help companies of all sizes with Product Discovery & Delivery, User Research, Information Architecture, Visual Design, User Interface, Interaction Design, and Prototyping.
Brands I've worked with, Visible, Verizon, GE, DuPont, Meredith, IBM, Dow

Let’s work

I'm always interested in new projects and opportunities.


Building an internal platform at Synack and new product development for next-generation cybersecurity tools.

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Visible. The first all-digital, direct to consumer carrier in the United States.
I worked cross-functionally across e-commerce and Product Growth to deliver new products and features, resulting in a significant positive impact for our customers and the business.

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I started a digital product and interface design studio in 2014, working for both Fortune 50 companies and startups worldwide. The most notable client win was the acquisition by Salesforce as a result of the work.
Chris is my prototypical designer. He is persistent at seeking the correct problem to solve for, knowing well that the task on hand is to generate options and explore problem-solution fit. He embraces feedback as a challenge and an opportunity to grow his craft (he's a learner, folks!).

He is incredibly knowledgeable and up-to-date on design patterns in the digital space (not just Web and app) and delivers beautiful, intuitive interactive designs. Chris is a methodical thinker and designer. Needless to say, I highly recommend!
Michael Mallari Sr. Manager, Analytics & AI Center of Excellence at Charles Schwab
I had the pleasure of working with Chris as a team member on multiple projects. He is a highly skilled and detail-oriented designer with a deep understanding of product design. He is a true asset to any design team, and I highly recommend him for any future design roles.
Adi Milner Director of Engineering at Synack
Chris was definitely an asset to our team. He was collaborative working with the cross-functional team, a good listener, and respected everyone’s viewpoint.
Bindiya Abhinkar Engineering Program Manager at Apple
Chris is an excellent team member with no ego and complete professionalism. He was always happy to provide feedback, support and share his knowledge. Chris represents how a product designer should function, he brings high ethics, empathy and is customer centered.
Sara Swaner UX Researcher at Synack
Chris and I have worked together off and on for the past 10-12 years. Chris is incredible at what he does, and I'm fortunate to have worked (and learned!) with him throughout this time.
Frank Manno Engineering Manager at DigitalOcean
One of Chris's strengths is his ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional partners. He worked closely with his PM partner to create a culture of trust within the product team, where team members felt comfortable providing constructive feedback and advocating for their own ideas. This resulted in a very high-performing product team.

I really appreciated Chris's love for learning and desire to bring new ideas to the table, which contributed greatly to valuable conversations and discussions on how to operate more efficiently.
James Valladares Head of Product Design at Synack
Thanks for all you did for the device and product marketing teams. Your team always delivered. Keep in mind these initiatives were for pretty high-stakes projects for major partners such as Apple, Google, and Samsung.

Chris has touched most, if not all, of our major initiatives while working on smaller projects simultaneously. For companies out there reading this—you won't find a more strategic, forward-thinking, and dedicated designer than Chris.
Paul Lawrence Crespin Head of Device Strategy at Verizon/Visible
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I am an experienced end-to-end Digital Product Designer

Me, in my office.

I work for clients in Denver, Boulder, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Austin, Toronto, Bangalore, and Singapore, with bootstrapping startups and Fortune 50 companies.

I believe in an iterative, user-centered design process and participate in all phases of a product, from discovery to delivery to iteration.

I collaborate with product managers and engineers to ensure our customers' success to create value for the business. I focus on the customer experience over time as they interact with the product, brand, and company as a whole.

Office hours
I love meeting with design teams to learn how they work. Happy to meet new designers— let's chat!


UX Foundations: Information Architecture
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Understanding Information Architecture
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Learning Design Research
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UX Deep Dive: Mapping
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Learning Design Research
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UX Foundations: Research
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UX Research Methods: Interviewing
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UX Research Methods: Card Sorting
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Agile Foundations
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Design Thinking: Implementing the Process
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Design Thinking: Understanding the Process
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Scrum: The Basics
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Continuous Discovery Habits
Teresa Torres

Marty Cagan

Outcomes over Output
Joshua Seiden

Marty Cagan

Just Enough Research
Erika Hall

Lean UX
Jeff Gothelf


Responsive web design tool

The visual workspace for thinking and collaboration.

The collaborative interface design tool

An online whiteboard for teams to ideate and brainstorm together

The digital design toolkit

Prototypes that feel like the real thing

Software development and collaboration tools

Team-based work management

Business communication platform


The Laws of UX

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