Chris Welch
Since I was a young boy in Mutlangen, Germany, I've had a heavy fascination with computers. The power that a 133hz Pentium processor offered quickly set the course for what the future held in store and access to the internet only amplified it.

Now, with over 15 years of experience in product and systems design, I currently work at Facebook where my team and I help shape the design system that serves hundreds of designers and thousands of engineers to build experiences for over two billion people worldwide.

Fundamentally, I'm most passionate about connecting people with technology in an unobtrusive, safe and democratic way. The purpose and value should be obvious and its footprint as reductive as possible.

Elsewhere, I can sometimes be found capturing snapshots of my day, recording my thoughts on movies I've seen, and posting screenshots I've taken inside video games.

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Novi
2021 - Now
Product Designer
Currently helping build the first version of the standalone Novi mobile product along with all of its third party integrations across Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram.
Facebook
2015 - 2021
Product Designer
Helped establish and maintain the first version of the Facebook Design System along with its tooling the process. Lead the mobile and desktop redesign of the platform.
Citymaps
2014 - 2015
Director
Lead a small team of designers, engineers and content designers in building out the first version of the proprietary social mapping layer for iOS and Android. Team was later acquired by TripAdvisor.
Google
2013 - 2014
Product Designer
Helped being the Google Material design language to the Hangouts and Photos products for Android, iOS and web. Directed a variety of agency vendors and freelancers in creating marketing assets for launch.
Basic
2012 - 2013
Art Director
Led a team of designers, copywriters, directors, video editors and interns to come up with compelling advertising campaigns, branding, websites and products. Clients included: Sony, American Express, Wieden & Kennedy, Lifeproof, HTC, and Hyundai.