I work with teams that believe in the power of design to connect with problems deeply in order to bring about deeply meaningful solutions.

Though I still love to design, I’ve spent the last 10+ years exploring who I am as a Design Leader. I’ve learned that my passion for building great products – while helping others to do the same – is an extension of my why… of who I am.

And yes, those are all my hats.

Personality

  • Myers-Briggs: INTJ
  • Insights: Blue, Green, Yellow, Red
  • Enneagram: Type 5 – investigator, thinker.

Leadership

Transparent, coaching leadership style. An enthusiastic advocate of ’servant leadership.’

My “Leadership Letter” document details the leadership commitment to my team as well as setting team engagement expectations.

Read it here. Download it here.

Miscellanea

  • I’m a big Beatles fan (i.e. can tell you all about Paul being dead)
  • I read lots of Sci-Fi as a kid (read Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Harry Harrison, Roger Zelazny)
  • I love Wes Anderson (e.g. Isle of Dogs, Moonrise Kingdom, Grand Budapest Hotel, Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, etc.)
  • I speak four languages (e.g. English, German, Spanish, and Farsi)
  • I am quite proficient at trading on eBay (e.g. 1,000+ positive feedback)
  • I enjoy music in minor keys (e.g. The Smiths, Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens… anything in E-minor)
  • I really dislike salmon (or any fishy-tasting fish)
  • I wear hats and caps of all sorts (those are all mine in the photo above)