Hey there! My name is Chris Hetem 👋
I’m a designer and product builder with over 10 years working in tech.
Having worked across the full product lifecycle, I have a varied and unique skillset that I bring to my work leaning on lessons learned from my experiences in app development, market research, problem discovery, data analysis, copywriting, UX/UI design, customer success, and product management to name a few.
I enjoy thinking big picture but am also acutely aware of the details because it’s the details that make up the whole of a delightful product.
Driven by my curiousity, I love solving new & challenging problems. I also believe you can never ask too many questions, no ideas are silly, and that play is an important part of work.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, learning, creating, & experimenting with new ideas & various side projects.
Surfing is my main passion & has brought me to some pretty amazing places, such as Costa Rica, Australia, and New Zealand where I now live.
I’m currently working with early stage startup founders as a cross-functional team member working across both Product and Design, helping to discover, design, and deliver loveable products that make a real impact.
Open to opportunities
Yes, I’m open to opportunities in-person or remotely and have valid work permits for both the United States and New Zealand.