Hi, I'm Charlie Blue! As a service designer and UX researcher focused on wellbeing, I leverage co-design techniques to make space for the nuance in people’s stories, my PM experience to frame opportunities by questioning norms, and my technical skills to build new possibilities.


My Work


About Me

I'm Charlie Blue (they/them), a service designer & UX researcher with 4+ years of experience, focused on how technology can support holistic wellbeing.

My work unites the research methodology & critical theory I learned during my Master’s in HCI + Design at the University of Washington; my industry experience performing research, design, and strategy to deliver holistic product improvements as a PM at Microsoft; and the technical skills I gained during my undergraduate degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

In focusing on health & wellbeing, I aim to hold space for people’s unique lived experiences, question the systems that shape these experiences, and center the deep investment in community care that I’ve learned to prioritize as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, my research leverages human-centered design methods such as co-design and contextual inquiry.

background

timeline showing Charlie Blue's experience: they completed an undegraduate degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon in 2018, worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft from 2018 to 2021, then did a Master's in Human-Computer Interaction and Design at the University of Washington from 2021 to 2022

Life in seattle

Outside of work, I love to explore Seattle by going on long bike rides with my partner, and then recover from those bike rides by snuggling our cat and eating heart-warming meals from Bryant Terry’s Vegetable Kingdom cookbook.