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design and grow
products that people love

design and grow products that people love

Over a billion people around the world have used the products that I've designed. Currently based out of the Bay Area in California, I'm proudly helping design the future of Google Chrome. Prior to that, I helped lead UX at HubSpot, all while working remote and living in Rio de Janeiro. Join me as I continue to explore tech, break things, and share what I learn through it all.

Product Designer at Google
Co-Host of the UX & Growth and Decrypting Crypto podcasts
Mentor at Columbia and Stanford
Advocate for remote work, user data privacy and the open web

Writing

Notes from the field

In-depth essays, on-the-ground research reports, and detailed product teardowns. Travel with me to Africa, or take a quick pass through a product onboarding flow. This is where I share my thoughts on design, research and leadership.

Podcasts

Thoughts worth hearing

Some conversations just need to be recorded and shared. I happily co-host two fully non-profit podcasts, where I've had the pleasure of speaking with some of the brightest minds in design and tech, all in front of a microphone.

UX and Growth Podcast

Stories, debates and advice

I regularly sit down with my friends from around the world to take deep dives on design, conversion, and leadership. As part of this, I welcome a different co-host with every episode, giving you access to unique and fresh perspectives that are designed to challenge the ways you think. These aren’t interviews; they’re conversations between practitioners discussing real-world experience, and sharing actionable advice. I invite you to join in this journey of learning with me.

Recent co-hosts
Hannah Lee
Casey Yee
Aarron Walter
show facts

100,000+ episode downloads
Non-profit and independently run
New co-hosts with every episode
Monthly release schedule

top listener countries
United StatesUnited KingdomAustraliaCanadaGermany
IndiaBrazilIsraelNetherlandsPoland
SwedenFranceJapanSpainDenmark
show facts

100,000+ episode downloads
Non-profit and independently run
New co-hosts with every episode
Monthly release schedule

top listener countries
JapanBrazilUnited StatesUnited KingdomAustraliaCanadaGermanyIndiaIsraelNetherlandsPolandSwedenFranceSpainDenmark
the Decrypting Crypto podcast

Blockchain tech, without the buzzwords

Every week, Matthew Howells-Barby and I sit down to "decrypt" blockchain technology and explain it in ways that everyone can understand. We're learning too, so we often enlist the help of prominent and diverse guests in the space. Whether you're completely new to tech, have a growing interest in crypto, or have been building blockchains for years, we'll always have something for you to enjoy. And we'll offer it from an objective, tech-driven perspective without paid-for interviews or hype.

Recent Guests
Amy Wan
Bram Cohen
Jerry Cuomo
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150,000+ episode downloads
Non-profit and independently run
Top guests from the blockchain space
Weekly release schedule

top listener countries
United StatesUnited KingdomCanadaIndiaAustralia
GermanyIrelandMexicoBrazilNetherlands
SpainSingaporePhilippinesIsraelFrance
show facts

150,000+ episode downloads
Non-profit
and independently run
Top guests
from the blockchain space
Weekly
release schedule

top listener countries
BrazilUnited StatesUnited KingdomAustraliaCanadaGermanyIndiaIsraelNetherlandsMexicoSingaporeFranceSpainPhilippinesIreland

speaking

Keynotes and connections

I’ve had the honor of addressing audiences at over 50 events in more than 25 beautiful countries. I am intent on challenging the ways in which we think about design, and being present in places that aren’t frequented by big conferences.

From the sun soaked shores of Rio,
to the arctic peaks of Tromsø

I've purposely exited the tech circuit and traveled far distances to meet with local creatives, delivering talks about design, research and leadership in new places. Some of the brightest and most important conversations are happening far outside of the major tech hubs, and I'm thrilled to be part of that.

AltCity

Beirut, Lebanon

UX Belgrade

Belgrade, Serbia

Booster Conference

Bergen, Norway

UX Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

Amuse UX Conference

Budapest, Hungary

Hacker Paradise

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pixel Up!

Cape Town, South Africa

Mixed Reality UX

Dublin, Ireland

WebTomorrow

Ghent, Belgium

Squares

Grapevine, Texas

UXistanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

UX Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Conversion Conference

London, United Kingdom

IMS Medellín

Medellín, Colombia

HUG Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Design Talks

Osijek, Croatia

World Usability Day

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

O'Reilly Fluent

San Francisco, California

IAB Chile

Santiago, Chile

Product Tank

Tirana, Albania

MCE^3

Warsaw, Poland

UX Belgrade

Belgrade, Serbia

Pixel Up!

Cape Town, South Africa

UXistanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

Squares

Grapevine, Texas

WebTomorrow

Ghent, Belgium

Mixed Reality UX

Dublin, Ireland

HUG Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

UX Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

IAB Chile

Santiago, Chile

World Usability Day

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Conversion Conference

London, United Kingdom

O'Reilly Fluent

San Francisco, California

Booster Conference

Bergen, Norway

Product Tank

Tirana, Albania

UXistanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

Amuse UX Conference

Budapest, Hungary

Conversion Conference

London, United Kingdom

Pixel Up!

Cape Town, South Africa

UX Belgrade

Belgrade, Serbia

Squares

Grapevine, Texas

WebTomorrow

Ghent, Belgium

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