Chris Connolly, Design & Photography
Recent work to your right.
Hyperlapse from Instagram
Design Lead

Hyperlapse is the first standalone app from Instagram, helping people create the smoothest video possible on mobile devices. The app was designed on nights & weekends, and was a labor of love for our small team.

The app was named Apple's App Store App of the Year 2014 in Japan & Korea, and was runner-up in the United States. It is also features as an Editor's Choice pick on the App Store, and held the position of #1 photo & video app in the world.

Instagram Creativity
Design Lead

One of Instagram’s core tenants is to enable creativity throughout the world, allowing us to build products to let people express themselves in new and interesting ways.

We built and redesigned Instagram filters, updated the LUX abilities, and added pro-level Creative Tools to round out a healthy photo & video editing suite.

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Instagram Growth
Product Design

Understanding the health and trajectory of a network is key to building products for Instagram Growth. The main is to decrease friction in getting started using Instagram and make it easier to connect people together.

Some of our efforts included redesigning the first-time user experience, redesigning follow buttons, building follow chaining and account recommendations. I also designed Instagram’s first advertising units, UX and iconography.

Spotify
Product Design

Our team's core product was Spotify Free, also dubbed Mobile Free Tier/MFT, which opened up Spotify's paid-only product to change to a freemium model. Launched in late 2013, and is credited in creating a massive boost in growth, both for new users, subscribers, and app store position.

During my time at Spotify, we also overhauled Spotify.com, bringing it in line with modern standards and a clean, minimal design. I also worked on numerous concept designs for the mobile client IA.

Spotify
Foodspotting
Product Design

Foodspotting was originally conceived to be a light, fun way to find dishes around you that you. However, their design, at the time, was dark & heavy, and wasn’t serving the needs of its users.

We redesigned Foodspotting, instituting a new, lighter visual language and new interaction patterns, which saw interaction levels jump. This new language was applied to their iOS, Android, and Blackberry (yep) clients, which all received redesign updates and were internationalized.

Foodspotting
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Email : chrisconnolly at gmail dot com

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