Christie is GitLab’s Vice President of UX. She’s spent much of her career empowering UX teams to create pragmatic and thoughtful experiences for deeply technical products. While usability is important in any product, she’s passionate in the belief that it’s especially important when designing the tools people use to get their day-to-day jobs done. Christie lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, their two young kids, and two rowdy poodles. In her free time, she is a voracious reader and she’s working on refining her illustration skills.