Hello, I'm Chase.

Design & Business.
Connecting the Dots.

I'm a Canadian Designer & Innovation Geek working in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. I help brands and startups define, design and grow exceptional digital experiences.

About Me

Working with great people to solve complex problems with design & business strategy.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been driven by curiosity. And what's more confusing than humans? I'm a life long student that uses insights to design better businesses through rapid ideation and experimentation. I’ve had the opportunity to wear many hats in my career, and as a result have a unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and navigate complex challenges with experience ranging from startups (including my own) to international enterprises.

CLIENTS & TESTIMONIALS

85+ companies supported across multiple industries with various scopes

"Working with Chase is an absolute pleasure. He brings creativity and enthusiasm to each project we have worked on together. Chase takes the time to deeply understand our goals, product needs and works with us collaboratively to iterate on ideas. He exceeds my expectations every time! I can't wait to continue working with Chase and whole heartedly recommend him to anyone who is seeking creative design expertise!"

Emily Jackson
VP, Communications | Ecopia

"Chase listens to what it is you want as a client, and then delivers something better than you imagined. He's a magician!"

Alan Quarry
Founder & Chairman | Quarry Integrated Communications

"Creative and enthusiastic are words that come to mind when I think about Chase. As part of the Waterloo Apphaus team, Chase was willing to jump in and take on new tasks including the design of our mobile apps. His ability to juggle multiple projects and ongoing collaboration made a difference not only to the product but also to the team."

Carly Cooper
Associate VP, Design Thinking | Infosys

"Working with Chase is always a pleasure. He came in to help Grobo at a critical time and was able to quickly understand our needs, ask intelligent questions about our software functionality which we had not yet considered, and produced stunning interface designs. His experience as both an entrepreneur and designer allows him to understand customer requirements and create user-centric designs in a way that no other designer has ever been able to do for us."

Bjorn Dawson
CEO | Grobo

“Chase has a strong understanding of both visual and UX design principles, and knows how to connect that back to business goals. Having run his own startup, he thrives in a fast paced environment and can collaborate with both marketing and development teams to take on a variety of tasks with creativity and passion.”

Danny Halarewich
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Head of Commerce | Mailchimp

"Chase is a business-minded creative, and a collaborative designer who understands the fast-paced startup environment. Chase is excellent at running design sprint workshops, and I have seen him demonstrate his skill as a facilitator and educator. I have seen his positive leadership skills in leading design teams through the product development process, and the delivery of product mockups that are professional and based on solid research."

Clinton Ball
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Director, Client Programs | Accelerator Centre

"I have never met someone who thinks about design in such a holistic way. Chase's extensive portfolio demonstrates his ability to plan and execute design strategy across organizations big and small. His impressive background spans everything from founding design-focussed businesses, to brand strategy, to simply creating beautiful visual designs across several different industries. He is truly an invaluable asset to any team."

Matt Neill
Senior Product Designer | Smile.io

"I hired Chase into one of SAPs high profile teams (directly working on chairman topics). The nature of the tasks is ambiguous ranging from design to implementation of software, office spaces and startup accelerator programs. I could give him a high level idea and he was able to execute flawlessly. Even in times when I was only partially available for direction, I could always trust Chases judgement and was pleased with his results. I highly recommend that if you get a chance to work with Chase, to accept the opportunity."

Ben Boeser
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Director, Open Innovation | Mercedes-Benz R&D

"Chase is everything you want in a designer: informed, insightful, creative, and fast. His finished projects are polished and, most importantly, functional."

Victoria Ford
Executive Director | HeartBeatsHate
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