Creating innovative
digital products is
my specialty


My professional experience

With 10+ years of experience, I have had the privilege of working across a wide range of industries, creating user-centered products for iOS, Android, and the web. As a result, I excel at transforming initial ideas into innovative digital products with scalable design systems.

Where I’m currently working


Head of Product & Design

Jan 2018 – Present (Full-Time)

In collaboration with fellow founders and advisors, I lead a team of data scientists, software engineers, and designers to build products within the personal security and safety space to help users understand potential risks. Responsibilities include:

  • Establish, institute, and manage all product and design processes to create a best-in-class UX
  • Facilitate and orchestrate collaborative work sessions to ideate, define, and prioritize product features, ensuring all development aligns with user feedback and AskScout's mission
  • Manage the product roadmap and feature development, ensuring all projects are efficiently scoped, staffed, and prioritized to achieve strategic goals
  • Lead design reviews to ensure all design work aligns with the product vision, providing feedback to improve the user experience
  • Lead sprint rituals and product demos, establishing consistent feature development and product releases under a fast-paced timeline
  • Establish design consistency across multiple products by creating, instituting, and managing the AskScout Design System

Where I’ve worked

Forge Global

Lead Product Designer

May 2019 – Aug 2020 (Full-Time)
Stay Gold

Lead Product Designer

Feb 2018 – May 2019 (Freelance)

Lead Product Designer

Aug 2017 – Feb 2018 (Full-Time)

Senior Product Designer

Mar 2016 – Aug 2017 (Full-Time)

Product Designer / Art Director

Nov 2013 – Feb 2016 (Full-Time)

Graphic Designer

May 2012 – Nov 2013 (Contract)
XYZ Graphics

Production Artist

Sep 2010 – May 2012 (Full-Time)
XYZ Graphics

Project Manager

Jun 2010 – Sep 2010 (Internship)

Where I've studied

Cal Poly,
San Luis Obispo, CA

Bachelor of Science,
Graphic Communication

2010 Grad • Cum Laude

Skills I’ve picked up


  • Leadership
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

Industry Knowledge

  • UX/UI Design
  • User-centered Design
  • Design Management
  • Web & Mobile Responsive Design
  • iOS & Android App Design
  • Design Systems & Frameworks
  • Design Thinking
  • Creative Strategy
  • Art Direction
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Product Management

Tools & Technologies

  • Sketch, Figma & Adobe XD
  • InVision, Craft, Abstract & Zeplin
  • Principle, & Framer
  • iOS, Android & Progress Web App
  • Bootstrap &
  • HTML & CSS
  • Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator & InDesign
  • Jira & Confluence
  • Mac OS, G Suite & Microsoft Office

Industry Experience

Designing across a
variety of businesses

Industry Experience - Personal Safety
Industry Experience - Finance
Industry Experience - Food
Industry Experience - Cannabis
Industry Experience - Construction
Industry Experience - Entertainment

Company Experience

Trusted by clients

Peer Testimonials

Words from the team

“John is a rare breed of designer that is both incredibly meticulous and able to work seamlessly in a fast-pace, high-stress environment. John is truly a renaissance creative in that he can sketch, illustrate, concept, and also work on the UX side creating wireframes, designing interactions, and influencing digital strategy.”

“Not only did he work on troubleshooting existing creative work, he also proactively brought new age thinking to the digital business - furthering our relationship with Walmart. Overall, John is an extremely talented digital art director and UX designer - honestly I was constantly impressed with the breadth and depth of his talent.”

“John is a comprehensive product designer, talented in user experience, crafting beautiful user interfaces, and pragmatically bringing ideas to elegant products. His commitment to the design process and enthusiasm has made him an incredible leader to our team.”

“He has exceeded my expectations of showing strong leadership and efficiency. As teammates on the User Experience team, we collaborated on multiple projects. His passion and leadership for UX and UI add true value to a business.”

More to explore

Check out some of my past work
and learn more
about my process
for innovating.


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