LinkedIn Recommendations

Scott Poniewaz

Leading Growth & Engagement at Reflik

June 27, 2013, Chris was senior to Scott but didn’t manage directly

Chris’s eye for the future of technology and innovation was a welcome addition to the University of Montana and the Montana Kaimin while I was there. She and I worked closely to overhaul our archaic student paper’s web presence and pushed myself and our team to learn new technologies, and implement them in the redesign of the website. We ended up being one of the first college papers to implement multimedia storytelling, social media, and Chris helped to drive the newsroom to think differently.
She and I have remained close friends after working together and regularly enjoy exploring new technologies, solutions and ways of innovating. She is a forward thinking individual you will definitely want contributing to your team.

Jeffrey Yam

Director, User Experience at Rubicon Project

May 16, 2013, Chris worked with Jeffrey in the same group

I am always envious of how astute Chris can be. Given any situation or problem, she can quickly find an angle and express her perspective on a solution. This makes Chris a wonderful ally. I know for certain that whenever I am stumped, I can count on Chris to challenge my assumptions with her honesty and perceptiveness. She helps myself find reason and certainty behind my own judgement because she is a master influencer herself. If you can persuade her otherwise (in any debate), it adds much more validity to your argument. I believe these qualities are indications of a great leader – someone who can make people around them better. I can honestly say that Chris has made me a much better designer and analytical thinker.

Marisa Gallagher

I run all Creative (Product Design, Creative Studio, Research & Beta) for Amazon Music globally

September 1, 2010, Marisa was senior to Chris but didn’t manage directly

Had the wonderful pleasure to work with Chris on a big redesign of a major sports news site and she was instrumental to the project’s eventual success and launch. She worked to translate the design work into something the development team could very easily take, run with, and most importantly build! What’s more, her clear, comprehensive, and expert analysis and documentation helped push our design work to new heights, too. We were lucky she was on the team!

Tathagata Samanta

Group Creative Director at EY Digital

June 18, 2010, Chris worked with Tathagata in the same group

Chris is an outstanding IA. She has concurrent strengths in creative thinking and conceptualization. Her knowledge in the field of journalism and social networking was always a plus to the team. I had worked with her in challenging times and she was always a cool performer. In addition she has an awesome attitude, fun to work with and very reliable.

Richard C. Manso

Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing, Ecommerce, CRM & Media at L’Oreal USA, Active Cosmetics Division

March 8, 2010, Richard C. managed Chris directly

Chris is a delight to work with not only because of her witty personality, but because of the passion that she has for her work. Chris combines her background in education with her in-depth knowledge of the digital arena to offer a different element of IA creativity to the projects she works on. As a former functional analyst, Chris is not afraid to dig into back-end system architecture in order to better model her front end user interaction designs. Her experience in website usability testing, tracking digital social networking trends, and functional analysis makes Chris a solid Information Architect and a valuable resource to have on a team.

Prageeta Sharma

Henry G. Lee ’37 Professor of English Pomona College at Pomona College

September 30, 2007, Prageeta worked with Chris in different groups

Chris Boese is a talented and an extraordinary individual. She was a guest speaker in my fall 2005 graduate poetry workshop. She spoke eloquently and extensively about the intersection of poetry and media/web projects. Our students were captivated by her knowledge, charisma, and wit. Her presentation was a collection of resources our students were thrilled to encounter; consequently, since many of the students were profoundly influenced by Boese’s presentation, they were able to incorporate some of the ideas in their own final projects (end of the semester portfolios, some included multi-media components). It was truly a pleasure getting to know Boese during her time at University of Montana–I hope to work with her in the future.

Art Harris

Art Harris Media, Investigative Journalist-TV Producer-Media Consultant

June 18, 2007, Art worked with Chris but at different companies

Chris is a brilliant innovator, creative and fearless in translating–and helping others translate — creative ideas into online solutions — and is able to motivate partners and colleagues with her passion and positive energy.

Lisa Flournoy

Academic Advisor at Valdosta State University and Freelance Digital Journalist, Designer & Developer

April 19, 2007, Lisa worked with Chris but at different companies

Chris Boese is an excellent teacher who ignites in her students the spirit and passion of journalism, imparting to them her vast knowledge of the trade and enabling them to land successful careers in journalism.

Bernadette Longo

Associate Professor, Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology

May 31, 2005, Chris worked with Bernadette in the same group

Chris is a creative professor who eagerly forges into unknown territory, motivating her students to follow along and learn from the experience. She’s a motivational teacher and a great colleague. Her current work with blogs is a natural extension of her work with new media. I have known Chris since we were both graduate students at RPI. She was an innovator then and continues on that path.

Alfred Matthews

Software for variable purpose

May 14, 2005, Chris worked with Alfred in the same group

Chris generates complex or simple ideas with great rapidity, and can explain either sort equally well. Anxious to flatten barriers between the verbal and the visual, she deserves an employer unafraid to raise the bar.