Great design gives Woakes life. Prior to joining Adobe, he led a design team at Coursera – the world’s leading online educational platform. As a founder and growth designer, he’s led product design at two startups and worked with some of the world’s biggest companies. As a leader, Chris focuses on balancing experience with spontaneity and intense creativity with discipline and methodology of production. His undergraduate career began at the HBCU Morehouse College and ended with his earning a B.S in Computer Science from Georgia State University. With no formal education in design, he is an advocate for the self-taught designer. Additionally, he mentors design students through Cascade SF, California College of the Arts, and General Assembly’s UX Design Bootcamp. Fonz’s passion is creating effective and successful experiences that engage, inspire and attract customers. He was a cohort member at First Round Capital’s Founding Designer Track and is currently a cohort member at Floodgate Fund and a Design advisor for Signal Fire.
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