A full-spectrum designer and developer building digital products for social and environmental impact

Christopher France

Designer and coder

👋 Hi, I'm a product hacker based in Oakland, California. I lead the design process for web or mobile. (And often I help build the thing too.) My niche is early- and mid-stage companies, where I help teams learn how to make products better through strategic positioning and world-class execution. My practice combines frontend development, product design and user experience research.

  • LightField — Co-founder at climate data startup in agriculture
  • The Data Guild — Core member of a startup studio for energy and health
  • Contain — Lead technology architect at an “alt-fintech” startup
  • Litterati — Data strategist at environmental startup
  • Meedan — Design lead at international tech and design company
  • Healthmade — Creative technologist at healthcare design studio
  • Bolt | Peters — Designer and UI researcher at UX consultancy
  • Ethnio — Rails developer and designer for usability research product
  • Ushahidi — iOS designer and design advisor for civic media platform
  • Blast Internet — Linux systems administrator for web services firm
  • Nonprofit Design — Founder of design services company

I’ve collected selections of my work with reflections on my process.


I’m grateful to have been invited to speak at venues such as RightsCon, Global Fact, the Online News Association, DrupalCon, the International CrisisMappers Conference, the AIGA, SXSW, the African News Innovation Challenge, the Nonprofit Technology Conference, the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program and Stanford University.

I am sometimes available for talks, please get in touch.


For more details please reach out via my LinkedIn page or contact form. You may also be interested in my resume: as HTML or as a PDF.

un·think′ing·ly adv. — (from v. to unthink) proceeding by undoing one’s thinking: to unthink and rethink technological myths (Corlann Gee Bush)

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Christopher Blow France