Quality products, well-crafted experiences, and innovative design cultures
I am a chief design officer with expertise in Design, UX/UI, branding, engineering, fine art, content, and international research (50+ countries).
I’m a design leader who believes in leveraging market insights, best-in-class technology, diversity of thought, and elegant design to build aspirational products that democratize the world we live in.
I envision what products can be based on human aspiration, market insight, nextgen technology, and delightful design. The most successful design cultures and products are co-created with users and partners across an organization. I operate through design thinking, participatory design, prototyping with code, shared OKR’s, and clear design metrics.
When I’m not working, I can be found in the Sierras with my family, tending to bees in our urban garden, woodworking, or creating art.
Recently, I have been enabling b2b and marketplace startups to build beautiful, simple, and efficient designs and achieve rapid human-centered product-market fit. I have operated as a design advisory board member, fractional design leader, and investor at several startups. I have also mentored young companies at 500Startups and FalconX B2B incubator.
eBay is a 90Bil $ GMV online marketplace that connects a global network of buyers and sellers. It has 180M of users in 23 countries.
My mandate was to further establish our design culture, pick winning solutions, and grow our user base. I co-created, prototyped, placed bets, and shipped successful solutions for the future of e-commerce; search, browse, selling, payment systems, monetization services, and more.
Motorola Mobility is a multinational telecommunication company selling mobile phones in more than 50 countries. It was sold to Google in 2012, and acquired by Lenovo in 2014.
My mandate was to lead the global hardware and software design research and strategy while leading teams in multiple countries. Our remit at Motorola was to marry innovative hardware with amazing software to 10x the user experience.
Microsoft is a Trillion $ multinational company with 126 Bil in revenue across cloud, enterprise, desktop and xbox.
Managed and developed Visual Design and Creative Writing teams for Lync. Initiated and led a company-wide trends initiative. Additionally was on core incubation team for early prototypes of xBox Kinect and windows phone.
I am available for selected speaking engagements. Please contact me via email or linkedin.