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VP Product @
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Male
Location:
New York
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Chris Johanesen is BuzzFeed’s Vice President of Product and was the company’s second employee and first designer.

Working under Founder & CEO Jonah Peretti he has guided product from the first BuzzFeed.com site launch through the development of its groundbreaking social CMS, analytics, and advertising products — building out BuzzFeed’s world-class product team along the way. A tech generalist, Chris has spent time on product design, programming, user experience, and visual design.

Before BuzzFeed he helped with design and development for other NY organizations such as AIGA, Apartment Therapy, and The Brooklyn Rail.

He has a BA in Visual Art from Rutgers and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

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VP Product

2010 - Current   (over 6 years)
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Company
2006
2006
Designer/Developer
2005
2006
Designer
2005
2006
Web/Print Designer
2005
2006
Interactive Director

Education (1)

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  • BA, Visual Art/Graphic Design, Comp Sci (Formerly), Psychology (Minor)
    2005

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