About 

I lead happy and diverse design teams who drive business strategy and create beautifully crafted experiences. 

Currently, I lead Airbnb's design team focused on Home sharing. This team is responsible for 95% of Airbnb's revenue, and the core Airbnb experience. We're a team of over 100 designers, researchers, content strategists and program managers, connecting people through transformational travel experiences, everywhere across the world. 

Prior to Airbnb, I lead the global product design team at Uber. During my time there I helped grow the team from 20 to over 180 passionate designers, researchers, writers, and producers working together to create the next generation of worldwide transportation. For more information on the Uber design team and our impact, view this talk

Prior to Uber, I led Google's Commerce UX team. A team of 80, we designed deeply engaging omni-channel shopping, travel, and payments experiences. During my 4.5 years at Google we designed and launched a number of flagship products, including Product Listing Ads, Google Pay, Google Express, Google Wallet, Google Trips and Google Offers. 

Prior to Google, I led teams of designers and researchers at Adobe, developing experiences for creative professionals and creative developers. Over nine years at Adobe, we designed products across Digital Imaging, the Creative Cloud, the Digital Publishing Suite, and tools for Developers. 

In my spare time I like to keep bees, throw pots, make stuff with my kids, and take my dog running in the east bay hills.

 

Speaking & Teaching


Below is a collection of speaking & teaching engagements I have delivered, and interviews I have either conducted or have been a part of.  

Design that Doesn't Scale - Short talk
Design Field Notes - UC Berkeley 2018

The Future of Transportation
Private Event for Volkswagen Mexico 2017

Designing at a Global Scale
IXDC 2016

Future State Panel
Semi Permanent 2016

Ideas that Transform
Semi Permanent 2016

Future of Retail
PSFK 2015

Best Practices for Game-Changing Experiences
Money 20/20 - 2015

Future of Retail Experience
Money 20/20 - 2014

Photoshop.com: Designing and Experience Ecosystem
IxDA Interaction 2011

Principles of Prototyping
Guest lecture, UC Berkeley, 2009

Making Programming Playful
IMB NPUC, 2009

Up Close with the Minds of Little Big Planet
INSPIRE, 2009

Over the Shoulder: Flash Catalyst
Adobe TV, 2009

Adobe AIR and your Experience Brand
Adobe Developer Connection, 2008

Sketching Interactivity
Adobe MAX, 2008

Designing Rich Interactive Experiences
FITC, 2008