Alexander Chamas

  • Senior User Experience Designer
  • Seattle, WA

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I'm an experienced Senior User Experience Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the digital industry. I'm skilled in customer experience design, web design, voice user interface design, user experience, work flow analysis, advertising, and pitch presentations. When I'm not inside, I reinvigorate my creative process through skiing, white water kayaking, and mixed-media painting.

Experience

Senior Product Designer at Facebook

June 2020 – Present Seattle, WA

Marketplace – Seller Growth

Senior Art Director at Amazon Music

April 2019 – Dec 2019 Seattle, WA

I’m responsible for owning all artist focused projects, which include: self-service reporting tools, artist and label facing presentations, and custom interactive experiences for both the Artist Marketing and Label Relations teams.

Senior UX Designer at Amazon Music

May 2016 – April 2019 Seattle, WA

I was responsible for conceptualizing, coordinating, and documenting work flow analyses across strategic projects for Amazon Music. My aim was to solve not only the pain points for music listeners, but also consider cost saving tools for our internal artist marketing teams.

  • Subject Matter Expert – Artist Marketing Design
  • 6.30.19 Launched EU multi-factored authentication for Amazon Music purchase flows
  • 11.2.18 Launched internal tools for Amazon Music’s Programming team
  • 5.9.18 Launched the Explicit Language Filter for Amazon Music and Alexa
  • 3.28.18 Launched Echo Free Preview for Amazon Music
  • 10.12.17 Creative Director for Alexa Speaker ID for Amazon Music

Senior Design Lead at Amazon.com

September 2015 – April 2016 Seattle, WA

I hired and trained domestic and international design teams to become efficient production systems. I had the opportunity to create on-boarding tools, workflow systems, creative best practices, and hosted professional development seminars. Finally, I built a team of 9 Production Designers located in San Jose, Costa Rica to support US based ad campaigns.

Visual Designer at Amazon.com

October 2012 – September 2015

I created innovative advertising experiences for global brands on Amazon’s web properties. I designed innovative media experiences for online advertising campaigns. By working closely with Amazon designers and sales teams, we brought ideas to life and to executed campaigns for Fortune 500 clients.

Visual Designer (contract) at Amazon.com

October 2011 – September 2012 Seattle, WA

I created innovative advertising experiences for global brands on Amazon’s web properties. I designed innovative media experiences for online advertising campaigns. By working closely with Amazon designers and sales teams, we brought ideas to life and to executed campaigns for Fortune 500 clients.

Art Director // Co-Founder at DR.Inc

September 2010 – November 2010 Redmond, WA

We create mobile games and applications for your smart phone. Our first game, KINGS is a digitized version of the famous drinking game, and so far has been downloaded in seven countries. It’s currently available for purchase inside the Microsoft Zune Marketplace.

User Experience Designer at Microsoft

May 2010 – June 2011 Redmond, WA

Microsoft Online Store

Responsible for translating business requirements from various Microsoft merchandising teams info effective and intuitive design solutions for the Microsoft Store.

I use effective communication between web developers and project stake holders, to begin prototyping wire frames which are then created into customer purchase flows, landing pages, help sections, banners, assets, and store locations.

Education

BFA – Advertising Design at Syracuse University

2008 Syracuse, New York

Awards

Photography, RAW Artists

Photography, CMYK Magazine

Vol #44 June 09

Art Direction, CMYK Magazine

Vol #43 March 09

Leo Burnett Award, Syracuse University

Chosen by Syracuse design faculty for Art Direction

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Skills

User ExperienceUser IntefaceVisual DesignPhotographyArt DirectionWire FramingInformation ArchitectureOn-boarding ToolsCreative DirectionProgram Management