In October 2015, Viv Labs was acquired by Samsung. I led the design team which was defining this digital assistant platform, from product UX to developer tools, and brand strategy. We harness artificial intelligence via a conversational UI to bring this voice-first experience to every connected product.
The brand was on the rise and ready to grow, but it deserved a wider international audience. With the release of the much anticipated Android app – a new look for Pinterest was ushered in, and at this time alignment and unity was needed to bring all experiences together.
I joined the team at Android as one of the first product designers, to lead several platform releases, from Cupcake through Marshmallow (Android has named all of their releases after desserts in alpha order). Android has exceeded expectations and become the top international mobile platform.
One of the more ambitious evolutions of Google's search software. The idea is simple, predict what you'll want or need to know before you know you need or want it, and serve it up in an easy-to-read format. In software innovation, the winner — Product of the Year.
Android was ready for the big screen, we built a dynamic design system that was lightweight and put the entire focus on content. Also one of the first products to really approach being a voice-first implementation for Google.
Google and HTC together put together a “pretty damn good looking and feeling phone (Nexus One)” along with unveiling the Nexus product line. This was really a moment in Google’s hardware history, finally being able to claim a win. And then building from such humble beginnings.
We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science. This is material design. A living document that share’s our tenets and specifics of this visual language.
An annual developer conference with inspirational talks, hands-on learning, and a chance to hear more about Google's latest developer products. Twenty-fifteen finally saw a spotlight on design and user experience.
As Creative Director for Google’s Knowledge UX team, I led the redesign of Search across all platforms to align with Material Design. We enhanced the experience within Google Maps, providing an intelligent layout system and improved local map details.
Who knew the impact the iPhone would have on the world? I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the team who brought this product into the lives of so many, and 10 years later, continues to define the standard.
Always thinking about presenting the product in its best light, we found a way to create a really elegant solution using a folded cotton paper and a simple deboss of the logo, all in white.
Before there was iPhone, these colourful additions to the iPod landscape really did put thousands of songs in your pocket. With its tapered shape it was the thinnest iPod ever, and remember Cover Flow? Yep.
Online shopping was clearly becoming a thing. I led the redesign of everything store-related – a fresh look to the web, tools for curation, a photography styling guide, and unique product pages for every Apple product.
The Nike+iPod is a pioneer in connected sport and was one of the first to offer athletes a look into their personal data by tracking their workouts and connecting with Apple to provide the soundtrack.
Setting the benchmark for how a quality fitness tracker should look, fit, and behave. The product design team focused on delivering an experience that would allow individuals to train with intelligence while also connecting a whole community of aspiring athletes.
Microsoft had been working on a stealth project, to release the next console gaming system. Our solution centered around the evolution of their iconic mark (which we designed previously). Leading the way into a lighter, brighter future.
The informed lifestyle brand tried several attempts to break into the urban skateboarding scene. Finally, by connecting with young athletes, getting them involved with the design of the products – the brand finally became relevant.