SOURCE: Artefact Group

Artefact Group

February 02, 2010 12:00 ET

Artefact Continues to Grow Its Team and Capabilities With Strategic Hires

Artefact Kicks Off 2010 by Expanding Its Team With Two New Hires as Company Moves to New Office

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Artefact, a Seattle-based design consultancy, today announced that it has added two new staff members, Charlie Stabb and Kateryna Sitner to its design team.

Charlie Stabb joins Artefact as design director. With over 14 years of experience, Charlie has a diverse portfolio of creative work. His past clients include Xbox 360, Sony, Windows Vista, EA, Hallmark and IBM. With 33 design and utility patents, Charlie is a proven thought leader in software design. Prior to joining Artefact, he worked at ArenaNet as the Producer for Guild Wars 2. In addition to leading the production team, he also lead a development team working on in-game, mobile and web based social experiences.

Additionally, Artefact hired Kateryna Sitner as a user experience designer. Prior to Artefact, she worked with various businesses and design agencies for clients like Ford, Tom's of Maine and Microsoft. Her skills come from a dynamic education, cross-cultural experience and invigorating collaboration within the design community.

"Charlie and Kateryna will be instrumental in our power to expand and grow our business," said Rob Girling, principal and co-founder of Artefact. "Both designers have incredible backgrounds and have long track records of delivering excellent work for the clients and projects they have worked on."

Over the past few months, Artefact has continued to sign on a variety of new clients and has moved to a larger office space in the South Lake Union neighborhood to accommodate its growing workforce.

"We're very pleased to be expanding Artefact's expertise and capabilities," said Girling. "By kicking off 2010 with new hires, a new workspace and new clients, we are really starting the year off on great footing to continue the momentum of growth."

About Artefact

Artefact (www.artefactgroup.com) is a design consultancy that works with a variety of high tech consumer electronics, communications, and computer software clients to research user needs and design breakthrough software and technology products.

Since 2006, Artefact has partnered with major industry players like Microsoft, SONOS and Intel to deliver innovation to mobile systems, gaming and entertainment systems (Xbox 360, SONOS Multi-Room Music Player), natural user interfaces (Microsoft Surface), client applications (Microsoft WorldWide Telescope), and productivity solutions (Office Live), just to name a few. Artefact is a young company, but with rapid growth, it is becoming a prominent player in user experience design.