Vision without execution is just hallucination. I manifest vision into reality.
If you can be anything in life – be yourself! I am a strong energetic leader and change agent that catalyzes the transformation of people and companies. As a creative executive with 8+ years of experience building global products and brands, I balance strategy and execution in small and mid-sized companies during periods of high growth and change.
My cross-functional background in design leadership, global marketing, and agile product management empowers me to gain business insights from a wide variety of perspectives.
I’m passionate about holistic design, systems thinking, user psychology and metrics informed design decisions. I lead agile cross-functional teams to iteratively ship holistic cross-company brand experiences that drive engagement, revenue and growth over the full customer life cycle. I lead design for business impact.
Products I have managed span mobile, web, print, event and identity for both enterprise and consumer startups in SaaS/cloud security, communication and privacy spaces.
I lead with compassion, mindfulness and empathy. I lean on my industry design mentoring experience and track record to attract talent to empower and nurture into a high performance creative teams. Outside of work, I am a dedicated practitioner and teacher of meditation and yoga.
Invest in yourself. Invest in others. It is invaluable to society and global growth that we each invest in personal self growth and through that process invest and share in the growth of our community. For any man who thinks he is an island has failed to see the benefit granted from the knowledge of all those who’ve past before him. Everyone in this world has value. We are all here to be the most self-actualized versions of ourselves, help others be their best versions and through that raise humanity up together.
Organizations for which I have volunteered include TEDx Berekley, TEDx Silicon Valley, TEDx San Jose, City of Dreams, Shri Kali and Rime Buddhism.
I grew up in San Francisco and have a perhaps misplaced sense of nostalgia for the time of geocities, pre-alpha channel graphics, animated GIFs and the wild west days of the internet. Like most native San Franciscans, I am also obsessed with all things San Francisco which is reflected in my blog Street Art SF.
Projects in the Press
Featured Speaker for UX Night at Cascade SF, Design for Business Impact – Increase Your ROI and Velocity // 2016
Expert Speaker for User Defenders UX Podcast 006, Learn to let go of the things you can’t control to Focus on the Things You can w/ Chloë Bregman //2015
Guest Expert Panelist for UX Night “Designing an Exceptional Brand Experience” // 2015
Design Mentor for Cascade SF // 2014-2016
Startup Mentor for Founders Institute, Office Visit Batch Day // 2014
Guest Author for TechCrunch, Pretty First is Wrong // 2012
Published Photographer for Cryptik, Eastern Philosophy // 2012
Member of Aiga // 2010-2013
Member of Designer’s Guild 2013 – Present