What we do

UX and design for desktop and mobile apps

Our focus is application interface design for desktop and mobile apps, ensuring the user experience is clear, efficient, and coherent.

We assist product teams improving existing features and developing new applications.

Common tasks and deliverables include

  • Task analysis and feature prioritization
  • User experience flow mapping and wire framing
  • User interface and visual design
  • Style guides and specifications


Who we are

Chris Peterson, Designer

Chris opened the doors of Chris Peterson Design in 2001. While his background is in traditional print and corporate identity design, Chris has been focused on interactive design since 1996. He has completed over 80 interactive projects for clients including Google, Wells Fargo, Hotwire, Innovacom (France Telecom), Clarizen, and Cheskin.

Prior to opening the studio, Chris was a managing director at Scient, leading the customer experience teams on some of the consultancy’s largest projects. Before Scient, he worked for a range of design studios, including USWeb/CKS, Design One, Pentagram, and Landor.


Nicole Sterba, Bookkeeper and Office Manager

Nicole joined the studio in 2008 to look after the books. While her primary role is bookkeeping, she's instrumental in keeping the business functional.


Mark Sales, Stormweaver Programming

Mark has been writing application code and building databases for our more complex projects since 2006. Mark’s first project was the Hanover multisite system, which utilized a single content management system to manage multiple real estate sites. He also built the infrastructure for Foundation VC, our venture capital site code base, and supported its deployment for Sofinnova Ventures and El Dorado Ventures.

In addition to his work with the studio, Mark continues his post-doctoral work and operates his own programming business. Mark has a Ph.D. in physics and an M.S. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Vanderbilt University.