“Decorated Y. Raccoon” Has 18 years experience and is looking for a new role as a VP of Product & Design in Austin, TX or Remote.

I offer big picture, cross portfolio thinking. I was fortunate enough to be groomed inside enterprise organizations where the products and services we made were the bridges to many different silos. All in an effort to make efficacy, efficiency, and beauty a part of the experience. I’m an effective coach and mentor as well, with about 25% of my time focused on that.


I have an extensive background in interaction design, research, UI design, etc., and build teams around me with who can pivot the broad/vision thinking into their daily work through interaction design, research, service design, etc.

• I build high performing teams, establish design practices, mentor and grow the next generation of great designers, and design interfaces and experiences.
• I drive strategic discussions at the highest levels of companies, focusing first on user needs to inspire product innovation and drive product and/or service adoption.
• I successfully evangelize, sell, and promote design capabilities to all levels of an organization.
• I develop new frameworks/models/processes and share with the design community at large.
• I have led product, design, and user experience at multiple Fortune 100 companies, with experience both in North America and Europe.
• I am an established speaker and writer.

Summary

  • Has 18 years experience in field
  • Most recent title is Director of Experience Design
  • Works Local or Remote
  • Held a Director Level role in a company 500+ people
  • Mostly works in companies 500+ people
  • Primarily works in corporate environments
  • One or more companies is well known in its industry
  • Played a material role in the beginnings of one or more companies
  • Primarily works full-time roles

Notable Projects

  • Designed the first capitally funded Learning Management System for a company topping the Fortune 500 list
  • Built a balanced scorecard of looping context/causality into product sprint work w/ rapid qualitative insights for adoption & communication
  • Achieved 20% year over year improvements to CSAT and Average Handle Time for support operations inside a global support center

Ideal Company

• An organization where leadership from the top believes design is fundamental and foundational to their business.
• An organization where humans at all levels of the company are learners.
• A culture where beauty, efficiency, and efficacy are considered equally parts in making products or services humans love.
• A Senior Leadership and/or Executive role to drive design at the Macro (vision and strategy), Micro (small details), and Meso (systematic change) levels.
• A role where I am surrounded by other design leaders and designers.
• A role where I can be based in Austin. Relocation at this time is a non-starter for my family and I.

Skills/Tags

Leadership Strategy user experience product Senior Management ux UI design product design design thinking User Research Mentoring Coaching design systems