Designer Plus Plus

I'm a product designer and former product manager, working in Toronto, Canada.

I've toured the tech industry with a background in computer science, across a broad range of roles. Along the way, I’ve discovered my underlying passion is in the design and crafting of products that make peoples' lives better.

I’m an aspiring improvisor, who thinks work should be meaningful and fun. My friends would say I’m fascinated with chickens.

Product Manager

Experience leading Agile feature teams and building MVPs from idea to launch.

Me and my VIC-20.

Developer

With a Computer Science degree from the University of Waterloo, I’ve built prototypes and know how to talk in code.

Check out my bits on GitHub

Comedian

Ask me about improv, chickens, and building a fun workplace culture.

chicken caricature
Me performing at PowerPoint Karaoke, attempting to explain a slide I've never seen before.
Me performing at PowerPoint Karaoke, attempting to explain a slide I've never seen before.
I've Worked At
Achievers logo
Spiria logo
Blueprint logo
OpenText logo
Macadamian logo
Corel logo

Writing + Performance

Photo of a crocodile's eye, because Godzilla wasn't royalty-free.

Article

The Big Freakin' Requirements Document Must Die. Here's Why.

Article I authored for Blueprint, achieving over 47K+ views on BA Times & republished elsewhere.

Screencap of commercial I performed in.

Commercial

Achievers Six Solutions

Actor in a series of promos filmed (pre-beard) for Achievers' employee recognition solution.

Cover of ECM whitepaper I authored for OpenText.

Whitepaper

Best Practices in ECM Migration

Whitepaper I wrote for Xenos (acquired by OpenText) to provide lead gen for their electronic content management migration services.

Photo of crowd at WordCamp Toronto 2008.

Article

WordCamp Toronto Redux

Wrote a couple articles for blogTO including this recap of that year's WordCamp conference.

Get in touch!

chris@chrisgurney.ca