John Wayne Hill is a Design Leader with 15+ years experience leading teams and products.
While leading teams and people I also like to jump in and help with the work directly. Around 10 years of my experience has been working with design agencies and I’ve designed for nearly every platform imaginable. Learn more about my designer leadership work, my individual contribution work, and my coaching work below.
My passion is working closely with teams and collaborating with product and engineering partners to deliver amazing experiences to people around the world. With over 15 years experience I have designed for all types of platforms and experiences.
John Wayne Hill is a Design Coach who works with designers and new leaders to help them bring out their absolute best.
Throughout my career as an individual contributor at design agencies to leadership and management at Ancestry, True, and more, I’ve coached and mentored a wide variety of designers. As a coach, I will help you learn more about yourself as a designer, help you grow your skillset as a leader, and help you navigate the tricky waters of being a new leader or manager. Through reflection, honest and direct feedback, and creating opportunities, I’m certain I can help you grow into the designer or leader you want to be.
John Wayne Hill is a Woodworker and custom Furniture Maker operating DeathGhost Studios in the San Francisco Bay Area
John Wayne Hill designs and makes custom furniture and household goods built to last. Beautiful, modern, and made by hand. Creating custom items, made to order, just for you, and readily available household goods, finely crafted, beautiful, and easy to use.
I’ve been in the world of design for 14+ years, starting in 2006 doing web design and development. This site has been dedicated to my individual design work up until 2014. As my career has grown, I’ve moved into leading teams, managing,
Wearables in 2015 I have a stack, literally, of “wearables” or fitness tracking devices. Some I use on a daily basis, others I wear only sometimes. I often switch out different fitness trackers depending upon mood or fashion. I’m interested in this