I'm a product design leader who has led design teams at global companies such as adidas and SpaceX as well as at over 50 startups such as NurseGrid and Trakt but also at world-class agencies such as AKQA (working on Nike) and Uncorked Studios.
In 2011, I helped design and bring to market a restaurant that has now become one of Portland's Top 5 Most Reviewed restaurants on Yelp, averaging 4/5 stars with almost 3,200 reviews.
Currently, I'm pioneering the future of commerce and finance as the Director of Product Design at Redacted Text (redacted for security reasons), which I joined when they acquired Redacted Text (redacted for security reasons).
I'm passionate about creating the best work possible, ensuring quality standards are high, creating accessible design systems, building and developing inclusive and diverse world-class design teams, pushing what design can do to increase business goals, and designing products that promote healthy relationships with technology that ultimately make users happy.
My work has appeared in The New York Times, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, engadget, and gizmodo as well as design and lifestyle blogs such as FastCompany, designTAXI, and hypebeast. I also currently advise various startups with design and product strategy.
I am a strong believer in giving back to the community and like many other children of refugees, I grew up with very little so kids and low-income families will always have a place in my heart. I've spoken on panels about diversity and inclusion in the Portland tech scene and volunteered at LogCamp, a code camp for 4th-6th graders from low-income families. In addition, I am an active volunteer and mentor at Out of Office Hours.
When not at work, you can find me hanging out with my wife, 2 daughters, and fun-loving miniature dachshund. I like to play basketball, listen to deep cuts of my favorite artists, and watch as many movies and TV shows as I possibly can.
There's a lot more to my story but if you want to learn more, connect with me on LinkedIn to send me a note and I can tell you all about it over video or voice.
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