Global design leader building world-class organizations that integrate human-centered design to drive product and service innovation. International keynote speaker. Host of The Crazy One podcast.
I’m the son of a Creative Director 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepting, and design for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 100 brands and innovative digital experiences. As a leader, I have 15+ years building and leading agency and in-house teams using a mix of creativity, business strategy, process, consumer research and political skill to create innovative, world-class work that changes industries and companies.
I currently work as the Chief Design Evangelist at InVision where I work as a coach, teacher, and strategic partner to the world’s top brands including Google, Nike, AT&T, The Home Depot, WeWork, and more to elevate the business impact of design. I previously worked at McCann Erickson, Citi and Starwood Hotels and have worked with clients like American Airlines, W Hotels, Disney, ExxonMobil, Acura, Citi, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon, Subaru and more.
2nd Gen. Creative Director
I’m the son of a creative director with 15+ years experience leading world-class teams to create innovative ideas and then using my creative, business and political skills to sell those ideas. I care deeply about my teams and creating a culture where every creative can have their process understood, valued and grown.
Team & Thought Leader
I have a proven track record of building and leading world-class teams that find unique insights to influence consumers, drive revenue and meet business goals. My podcast is one of the most popular Design podcasts worldwide and HOW recently named me #17 on their 100 most talented and influential creatives working today.
Innovative Senior Designer
I’m a hands-on designer with 20+ years experience creating the strategy, concepts, and designs for award-winning integrated global advertising campaigns, building multiple global Fortune 500 brands and innovative digital experiences. I’ve partnered with Apple, Google and Adobe to create some of the first experiences on Apple Watch, Apple iOS, Passbook, Google Glass and more.
My work has been recognized with over 150 major design awards including Cannes Cyber Lions, Webby Awards, Web Awards and others. Apple has featured my work in 10 keynotes, 4 commercials, in Apple Stores, Apple.com, the iTunes App Store and their Human Interface Guidelines.
My work is created through an inclusive creative process that blends world-class design with consumer-based insights and innovative executions that drive consumer loyalty and the bottom line. See all of my work here.
Partner, coach and teacher to some of the world’s most innovative companies.
My work blends world-class design with consumer-centric, innovative experiences that get results. As a result of this work, I have been asked to work as a partner with brands like Apple, Google, Amazon, WeWork, Uber, The Home Depot, Adobe and others to create some of the first experiences on their platforms and products. In my role as Head of Design Transformation with InVision I bring my experience and insights to the world’s best companies to help them elevate the impact of design and empower their design teams.
I share what I’ve learned through my podcast, blog and speaking engagements.
The Crazy One podcast is a passion project of mine that covers issues with creativity, leadership, design and more. My blog was named one of the top 100 design blogs to follow, and my articles have been featured on many major social media and design platforms. I’ve taught small sessions at companies like IDEO, Apple, and GE to large international keynotes alongside speakers like Steve Wozniak, Martha Stewart, and Tony Faddel to guest lecturing at the MIT International Design Center, Princeton, School of Visual Arts and more.
My talks are consistently scored by attendees as one of the best at every event by as much as 4 times other speakers because I give honest and actionable takeaways the audience can immediately implement. I’m the only speaker named an Adobe MAX Master, voted by attendees as one of the top 20 speakers at the conference, for 4 consecutive years with those sessions receiving an average score of 4.9 out of 5 from over 8,000 attendees. I have been chosen for solo keynotes at SXSW for two consecutive years, gave the highest rated keynoted in the history of HOW Design Live and more.
Upcoming keynotes and talks
Solo design keynote, March 20, 2020 | 3:30 – 4:30pm
Main stage keynote, April 8, 2020
Main stage keynote, April 21-22, 2020
Opening keynote, May 4, 2020
New York, NY
May 13-14, 2020
November 5-6, 2020
The Crazy One Podcast
Created out of my real experiences and insights, this podcast gives you actionable insights to be more creative, become a better leader, create more innovative work, build better relationships with your clients, grow a stronger career and more. I share the things I have learned first hand leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working with some the world’s most innovative companies like Apple, Google, Nike, AirBnB, and Disney as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist.
MOST POPULAR EPISODES
Lightbulbs are bullsh*t
Most people believe the myth that ideas are lightbulbs where we get all the answers to the problem all at one. Nothing is further from the truth. This episode looks at insights and tips on how you can be more creative and get a better understanding of your creative process.
Common obstacles and 7 steps to becoming a better leader
Companies are desperate for more creative leadership but few of the know how to coach people on becoming better leaders. This episode looks at the most common leadership obstacles you will have to overcome and the 7 steps to help you become a better leader.
How to create your personal brand
To be successful in a job interview or in the job you have today you have to be able to tell people why you are different and better than every other creative out there. But where do you start? This episode will help you understand the obstacles, power and importance of creating your own personal brand and how to start building it today.
Design Thinking Part 1: Overview and Inspiration
The first in a 3-part series thats a crash course in Design Thinking that will teach you all the important parts of this methodology. In this episode, I will give you an overview of all of the parts of Design Thinking and then explore the inspiration phase which consists of research and synthesis.
Culture, beliefs and the power of “What inspires you?”
Team cultures are created either by default or by design. This episode will look at how to evaluate your team, the steps to create a strong culture and understand the power of asking ‘What inspires you?’.
Selling, presentation style and better storytelling
Great ideas only see the light of day if you can sell them to your clients. This episode will teach your the critical things you need to know to become a great presenter who can sell your work to any client through understanding what you are presenting, your presentations style and the power of storytelling.