Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Product designer in New York, NY

Catchup—a simple app to help you stay in touch with friends and family—is now available on the App Store.

Set intentions for how often you'll connect. Then tap Check In every time you do.

4 months ago

Designer with 10 years of experience spanning design, people management, product strategy, and prototyping.

I solve complex problems through a combination of curiosity, creativity, compassion, and analytical decision-making.





Work Experience

2022 — Now
New York, NY
  • Leading the product design and brand design functions
  • Leading product and design for Sprig's AI initiatives
2020 — 2022
Senior Design Manager at Uber Eats
New York, NY

Led a team of 7 in designing everything merchants use to run their businesses on Uber Eats: signup, order fulfillment, analytics, menu management, customer relationships, and more.

  • Stabilized team through organizational instability and rebuilt a kind, collaborative, and productive culture
  • Coached designers in topics including product shaping and influence, analytical thinking, presenting work, design craft, and people management
  • Catalyzed new initiatives in information architecture, user education, and design systems
  • Led cross-functional design sprint to develop an ambitious yet practical 3 year product vision
  • As an IC, redesigned the merchant menu management tool, simplifying a complex, database-like interface
2013 — 2020
Staff Interaction Designer at Google Chrome
San Francisco, CA

Part of the team from ~5 designers to dozens. Drove innovation and risk-taking within a product of 2 billion+ users.

  • Conceived, pitched, and led design for several of Chrome's big bets: tab groups, mobile reachability, and other unreleased projects
  • Designer behind one of the highest velocity experimental teams within Chrome, focused on mobile productivity and e-commerce
  • Design lead for the Android browser, mentoring designers and stewarding quality and consistency
  • Worked with Chrome leadership in planning strategic focus areas



Survey data synthesis


User session recording

Uber Eats Manager at Uber Eats

Merchant admin dashboard

Menu Maker at Uber Eats

Merchant menu management

Tab groups at Google Chrome

Web browsing organization

Chrome Home at Google Chrome

Mobile web browser UI

Side Projects


A simple app to help you stay in touch with friends and family


Read the Bible with an AI partner to answer your questions


2009 — 2013
B.S. Computer Science & Human-Computer Interaction, Minor in Design at Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Interdisciplinary studies in design, user research, programming, and theoretical computer science.


2015 — 2017
San Francisco, CA

Consulted for Abide, a leading meditation app for Christians.

2016 — 2016
Nairobi, Kenya

While at Google, participated in a design sprint that generated the initial version of AfriScout, an Android app that helps pastoralists locate pasture.

2015 — 2015
Designer at Kathmandu Living Labs
Kathmandu, Nepal

While at Google, designed a data visualization of post-earthquake Nepal for the Nepalese government.