I’m a results-driven designer with a proven track record of execution, direction, & leadership for new & existing products. I have expertise in executing design and driving positing metrics impact.
As a designer and leader, I create and execute product strategies that help meet business and consumer objectives. I can simultaneously hold the stratospheric view and add care to the details. I’ve been described as a “self-starter, highly strategic and puts in the effort to carefully understand customer problems”. As a designer I pursue truly great designs and execution through craft and inspire others towards the same. I’m versatile and learn by immersion.
And yes, I go by John Wayne 😄
As a designer with over a decade of experience working with design agencies, startups, and fortune 500 companies, I have designed for nearly every platform imaginable. I enjoy working at the intersection of leadership and direct contribution, executing design, strategy, vision, and operations with a true “Work Out Loud” mentality.
Throughout my career, I have focused on leading teams and people while also directly contributing to the design work. I excel in collaborating with product and engineering partners to deliver amazing experiences to users worldwide. My approach to leadership involves fostering a highly collaborative and inclusive working environment.
In addition to my experience leading teams, I also serve as a Design Coach, working with designers and new leaders to help them reach their full potential. I believe in the power of reflection, honest feedback, and creating opportunities for growth. As a coach, I aim to help you navigate the challenges of being a new leader or manager and grow into the designer or leader you want to be.
Principles & Leadership Style
With a proven track record of execution, direction, and leadership, I am a results-driven product designer based in San Francisco. I excel at collaborating with cross-functional and executive partners to develop and improve products through breakthrough innovation and experimentation. My experience spans various industries, platforms, and experiences, allowing me to adapt to new challenges and provide top-notch solutions.
I thrive in ambiguous situations and have a knack for delivering best-in-class customer experiences both in the short term and the long term. By thinking holistically and being open to change, I can make better decisions and bring others along to ensure proper consideration and collaboration.
Passion for Growth and Learning
I am always eager to learn and grow, both as a designer and as a leader. I am committed to staying current with industry trends, exploring new tools and techniques, and constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. By continuously seeking opportunities to learn, I can ensure that my work remains fresh, relevant, and impactful.
I firmly believe that collaboration is the key to creating successful products. By working closely with teams and partners, I can ensure that all perspectives are considered, and the best possible outcome is achieved. I enjoy brainstorming, discussing ideas, and embracing an open and inclusive working environment.
My design process is deeply rooted in empathy for the customer. By immersing myself in their point of view, I can better understand their needs and create experiences that resonate with them. I work within constraints and business goals to create directionality that adapts as new information becomes available.