Hello, human. My name is Kris Bell.

I'm not sure why you're here, but here's what you might want to know:

Professionally, I'm a product designer, information architect, and educator, with 20 years experience at places like The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Microsoft. I'm currently happily employed by Amazon.

Privately, I'm a father and husband, and spend my time corralling my little girls, celebrating life with my wife, nerding out on jazz, new wave, and ambient music, enjoying Belgian beers and Washington wine, and weeding my flower beds. I'm Pacific Northwest born and raised, and never plan to leave.

If interested in contacting me professionally, find me on Linkedin. If you want to split a nice bottle of syrah or riesling, come find me on any Saturday night at my house in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle.

Recent work
  • A design system for Amazon's operations businesses
  • Prime Now product design and team leadership
  • A chatbot for Amazon Customer Service
Core skills
  • Interaction design
  • Information architecture
  • Ideation and envisionment
  • Teaching and educating
  • Storytelling and presenting
  • Leadership and team management
  • … Are bottoms-up lists of skills really that helpful?
Past job titles
  • Senior Principal UX Designer (current)
  • Senior Manager, UX Design
  • User Experience Architect
  • Information Architect