Hello, I'm Charles-Henri Lison aka "Charlie"
Lead UX Designer (10+ years experience).
Based in the Geelong area, I work in Melbourne CBD or from home, and I'm always keen to connect with designers, inventors, and leaders. Let's chat: charleshenri.lison (at) gmail.com
About meI had my first computer at the age of 12, sold my first website at 17, and since then, I decided to design the user experience of web applications that will make an impact. I have been doing this for more than a decade, and I am still learning every day.
I am originally from Belgium where I studied Computer Graphic Design (Bachelor Degree). After completing my degree, I quickly moved to Paris for two years. Pushed by a desire for adventure, I then moved to Australia in 2011 and became a citizen a few years later.
As a design leader, I have experience in managing full time employees, contractors (onshore and offshore) and develop the UX practice. I help setting priorities in quarterly planning, develop roadmaps in partnership with other disciplines, and coach the team to work towards a goal. I have a catalogue of different influencing techniques, and communication style that I use in different context and with stakeholders of different background.
I have researched and designed user experience for the web and mobile apps, I worked in both B2C and B2B environments across different industries such as banking, insurance, telecommunication, accounting, tele-health, and retail. I also conducted hundreds of hours worth of user research activities exposing me to different user behaviours, and design patterns.
- (2021-present) Developing the UX practice at wellteq
- (2018-2020) Redesigned the Target Mobile App and moved it from 3 to 4.6 stars on the App Store
- (2017-2018) Worked on tax and legal softwares for Thomson Reuters
- (2014-2016) Consultant for Symplicit: RedBubble, Goodyear, Adairs, Telstra, LaTrobe University, General Electric, AGL, BOC, Me Bank, ANZ, Suncorp
- (2014-2016) Taught prototyping and usability testing at General Assembly, Tractor
- (2011-2013) Re-skinned the entire Whispir platform
- (2009-2011) Consultant for VO2 GROUP (Previously LWM): Louis Vuitton, Kookai, Societe Generale
What my peers say
Charlie has been a great researcher as well as designer. His customer centric focus designs always helped us to create meaningful products to the customer. Not only did Charlie show initiative in building out our UI/UX architecture for Target mobile app, but he also played a huge role in pushing our product forward from a design perspective.
Target, Ex AusPost
As a design researcher, Charles is inquisitive and deeply explores the problem space. He thoughtfully uses analogy to create a shared understanding with other designers. He facilitates workshops with ease, and delivers presentations filled with memorable insights.
His design background and front end programming combines with a strong research skill make him a talented Experience Designer. Finally, his facilitation skill is a gift, the way he runs workshops is highly effective and at the same time, very joyful!
Ex Commonwealth Bank
Charles' passion for User Centred Principles and Design is infectious. He guides, inspires, requests and just with natural energy and enthusiasm brings the best out of his workmates and peers. He gives his time freely to educate and spread the principles of user experience design. He makes every designer around him grow and improve.