Designing for Impact

Hi! I'm Chiara Knapman, a product (UI/UX) designer with a passion for understanding behavioural patterns and scaling brands in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

My proudest achievements include helping lead product and design for 14 companies, raising $2M+ in investments and increasing engagement to 1M MUVs after a strategic 6-month marketing campaign.

With seven years of experience and deep understanding, I've had the privilege of increasing user engagement, brand awareness, revenue, and overall performance for brands.


Bachelor of Design

Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Bachelor of Design, Interaction Design, 2012

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Alter Spark, Psychology for Digital Behavioural Change (undergoing), 2019


Rahul Kapoor, Founder, Contiq

"Chiara is a very thoughtful designer who genuinely cares about the user experience. While at Contiq, she picked up the domain experience quickly & her contribution skyrocketed as a result."


Michael Rose, PM, Rival Technologies

"I have not come across many people in my career that think like Chiara; she truly has the knack for getting to the heart of the problem at hand."

Eva Taylor, Sr. Manager of
Marketing Ops, Hootsuite

"Chiara brings innovative solutions to the table and manages changes in processes or targets with a calm, resolute nature. She is also able to process data and decisions very quickly. I would wholeheartedly recommend her as a highly valuable team member."

Ken Conroy, Ph.D, VP of Data Science, Finn AI

“Her designs have received high praise from investors, clients and all of the team here at VIVA. She is passionate about design and intelligent, creative solutions, often pushing the boundaries of the development teams capabilities.”

Dave Nelson,
SDE2, Amazon

“Chiara is a rock star! She's a very talented designer that brings a mind for clean, modern design to the job and is a pleasure to work with.”