Christopher Blow France

Digital product design, data strategy & technical architecture
Links
Website
www.unthinkingly.com
Portfolio
www.unthinkingly.com/work
LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-blow-france
Experience
LightField
Co-founder and Partner: March 2019 - Current
I lead the product design and frontend architecture for a startup focused on investor-facing financial technology in agriculture.
The Data Guild
Lead Member: July 2018 - Current
I focused on frontend architecture and product design serving data scientists and subject matter experts.
Healthmade
Creative Data Technologist: September 2019 - March 2020
I invented creative approaches to chronic healthcare issues, with a focus on data visualization and rule-based expert systems.
Contain
Lead Technologist: July 2019 - March 2020
I designed and built a fintech platform which algorithmically matches lenders and borrowers using a serverless architecture.
Litterati
Data Product Strategist: May 2019 - April 2020
I designed and built the data refinement architecture used by the machine learning team for image recognition and crowdsourced data collection.
Meedan
Design & UX Director: March 2008 - July 2018
I led the team responsible for frontend architecture and design systems, serving clients such as Facebook and Cambridge University.
Bolt | Peters
UX Researcher, Product Developer & Designer: July 2007 - September 2008
I designed and conducted usability studies with clients like Sony and Electronic Arts while building Ethnio, a UX research product.
Blast Internet
Linux sysadmin & Director of Operations: March 2006 - July 2007
I implemented an Agile development methodology with the Rails stack while doing both Linux system administration and business development.
Nonprofit Design
Web Developer, Founder: May 2003 - March 2006
I operated a design consultancy with clients such as Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mass Communications
June 2001 - January 2004
Bachelor of Arts
Speaking and awards
I have been invited to speak at RightsCon, Global Fact, the Online News Association, DrupalCon, the International CrisisMappers Conference, SXSW, the Nonprofit Technology Conference, and NYU ITP. My products have won awards such as the Online Journalism Award (for Electionland, one of the largest journalistic collaborations in the U.S.), the International Press Institute News Innovation Contest, the Innovate Africa Innovation Challenge and the Knight News Challenge for Prototypes.
www.unthinkingly.com(415) 309-7900 • cgblow@gmail.com • Oakland, California