A curious, multi-disciplinary and self-taught product design leader, author, design advisor, and developer.
I believe great design comes as the result of deeply understanding problems and creating space for creative solutions to populate.
Currently I am a product designer Lyft in San Francisco, designing software for autonomous vehicles.
Before that I worked at Atlassian, where I helped build a comprehensive mobile platform to help teams collaborate on-the-go. Before Atlassian I worked for nearly four years at Facebook, helping design creative tools for more than 2 billion people.
While at Facebook, I also designed a platform that enabled more than 2 million businesses to connect with customers faster and more efficiently. I've also designed and developed Facebook internal tools and created programs to help their design teams create and collaborate more effectively.
In addition to product design, I’m also an independent developer, responsible for some of the top creativity apps for the iPhone and iPad. I am also a design advisor for companies around the globe, including startups at the University of Chicago and in the SparkLabs Global Accelerator program, amongst others. Additionally, I am a writer, in 2015 my first book was published: The Creativity Challenge.
Before all of this, I led design and marketing strategy teams, founded the renown creativity blog Creative Something, and co-founded several small ventures such as Shape Design Company LLC (2018), Aspindle Digital Publishing House LLC (2013), and UAO Design Agency LLP (2012) .
My career has helped shape the way companies like Lyft, Facebook, Twitter, Atlassian, Adobe, HP, Franklin Covey, AT&T, GOOD, Comcast, and Moz think about design and content. My thoughts and ideas have been published in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Fast Company, Lifehacker, Wired, Kottke, The New Yorker, Boing Boing, and American Express OPEN Forum.