As an individual and a designer, I am adept at immersing myself in new situations and gaining a complete understanding of the problems. I enjoy creating order from the chaos, which is the fundamental principle upon which all design is created. I have spent my entire career working with fast-paced technology start-ups from pre-series A funding to post series C, learning from and participating in all aspects of these businesses as they have inevitably succeeded and failed. My creative and analytical skill-sets are finely tuned through these experiences and have allowed me to distill a business's aspects into its design initiatives. These initiatives then become a critical piece of the business's foundation.
As a designer, I seek harmony between the frequently challenging dichotomy of product desirability and viability. I've finessed unifying the two while working within a business or system's unique scope to hone product feasibility and functionality. I've found that focusing on the core user problems rather than just the design/product requirements results in more successful user experiences. This is achievable through setting clear goals, meeting deadlines, and vigilantly reviewing progress. Creative projects are where ideas meet reality; once actualized, they are immensely rewarding. I'm incredibly motivated by the creative problem-solving process and the interrelationship between aesthetics and usability. We have all heard that form follows function, and as a logical thinker, I find the inherent beauty in designs that result from the purity of function. On the other hand, I have found that going the extra mile with aesthetics is absolutely essential in producing works that are both universally appealing to the eye while still being user-friendly.
“Tom is an excellent big-picture design thinker. He’s great at extracting the true problems users have through data and research, and creating design options that address these. I’ve valued his product experience when crafting improvements that ladder up to our greater vision, and testing & learning along the way. Tom’s incredibly versatile; he’s led great design work no matter the platform or business complexity.”
"I've worked with Tom across a few projects, all of which he brought insightful perspectives towards innovation and putting in place the right framework to think about delivering real value to our clients. The deliverables were instantly actionable and, most importantly, exhaustive in their completeness and really opened our eyes to what could and should be done, as well as giving our team several paths towards product success."
"Tom artfully focuses on gaining a complete understanding of the domain and problem scope. Leveraging data and insights collected from stakeholders, he keeps the project goals front and center while moving toward a workable product solution."
“It was a pleasure to work alongside Tom. He was a true partner of product managers, understanding and challenging the complexities of the product vision & experience. With that in mind, he consistently sought the design that would maximize the project's goal while being mindful of the constraints. Most importantly, he would actively involve all stakeholders to ensure both the proper buy-in, as well as the collective input that would provide the best product design fit.”
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