Hi, I'm Brendan, A Multidisciplinary Design Leader.
Portland (Oregon) born, Oakland (California) based.
I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of product or brand design teams in many different industries during the last 20+ years, including a wide variety of in-house and agency teams.
As a designer, I’ve worked on a few big brand’s products and services like Nike+, NikeID, digital and real-world retail spaces; Jawbone’s first website; GoPro’s retail web, digital, and physical experiences; The North Face’s web and in-store shopping experiences; and Oakley’s Interactive product guides.
For the past seven years as a manager, I’ve grown and led in-house teams to build products, tools, processes, and overall design capabilities from varying levels of scratch.
I’ve worked to simplify some pretty big and complex ecosystems like Zume’s (and Zume Pizza’s) food production products, ordering apps, and semi-autonomous food trucks. I’ve also built teams around smaller experiences like Tend’s international banking app and, most recently, Guile’s booking app specifically for barbers and their clients.
top stuff I'm pretty good at
Mentor & Growth
Photo & Video Direction
Adobe Creative Suite
stuff I live by
Know your users, audiences, and business.
Curiosity doesn't always kill the cat.
How it works is just as valuable as how it looks.
Cultivate emotional safety.
Lead from behind and with a sense of humor.