Charles Schwab Equity Award Center

Granting empolyees access to manage the stocks and options they've accepted as comepensation

Take a Gander

Lead UX/UI Designer


In the technology industry, companies commonly offer stock options as part of compensation packages. Schwab offers a service to manage the individual accounts for the company. This is the product which the employees themselves will interact with to manage their vesting accounts.

Objectives & Goals
  • Produce a guide for Charles Schwab engineers to use for feature development.
  • Allow users to opt-in and accept their stock and options.
  • Communicate the account value to users in a way that is accurate and accessible.
  • Show a summary of all the users EAC current and future holdings.
  • Display future vest dates on a timeline.
  • Offer data visualization of current and future shareholdings.

The Dashboard

When a user logs in to the EAC, this page provides an at-a-glance summary of exercisable and unvested stocks.

Toggle Between Views

I designed this custom UI element to be compact but effective at communicating the view options.

Research: Options and Shares

I spoke with experts from Charles Schwab and studied their online resources to learn about award types and how I could accurately represent them. The tabs differentiate between award types, with the summary chart below representing the currently available shares and options and the future equity payments that are scheduled.

Interactive Visual Data

The hover effect on the charts reveals more detailed information. By hovering over a section of the pie chart, the user can see a breakdown of what shares or options are included in the category.

Hovering over the line chart shows the user a forecast for future vesting awards.

Events & Activities

This section displays all vesting dates, purchase days, trading windows, and other account related deadlines. Initially a traditional grid layout was considered to visualize the dates, but was determined to be ineffective as the events are often more than 30 days apart. This timeline approach gives the user has a concise and interactive view of account relavant events.

Award Details

Here, a user can find more details about their award. The graph shows past, current, and predicicted value of their shares and options.

This video, created by Charles Schwab, explains the product and features of my design.