About me.

I am many things.
But I am not a self-made professional.

 

I wouldn’t be here without context, clients, family or friends.

 

I’m grateful for all.

Education.

Besides learning from every project, I proactively seek opportunities to expand my knowledge and skill set.

AI for Business Mini-MBA

Greg Shove

Greg Shove is the CEO of Section. He has been the founder/CEO of six companies -- three with successful exits. He's held leadership positions at Apple and AOL and led companies through three recessions.

The Product Principles Sprint

Adam Alter

Adam Alter is a professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business, with an affiliated appointment in the New York University Psychology Department.

The Product Strategy Sprint

Gibson Biddle

Gibson Biddle served as Netflix’s VP of Product from 2005 to 2010, where he created game-changing product features like personalized recommendations for film and TV.

The Brand Strategy Sprint

Scott Galloway

Scott Galloway is a professor of marketing at NYU Stern and the founder of L2 Inc, Red Envelope, Prophet, and Section.

The School of Good Services

Designing Good Services

Lou Downe

Lou Downe is the author of Good Services, the bestselling book on how to design services that work and the founding director of the School of Good Services.

Understand what makes a good service for your users and identify key problems in your own service in this 1 day course that covers an in-depth view of the 15 principles of good service design

The School of Good Services

Scaling Good Services

Lou Downe

Lou Downe is the author of Good Services, the bestselling book on how to design services that work and the founding director of the School of Good Services.

Embed service design in the most difficult environments with this 2-day masterclass. Develop the tools and techniques that will help you to lead good services at scale

Introduction to Generative AI

Gwendolyn Denise Stripling, Ph.D.

An introductory level microlearning course aimed at explaining what Generative AI is, how it is used, and how it differs from traditional machine learning methods.​

Introduction to LLM

John Ewald

An introductory level microlearning course that explores what large language models (LLM) are, the use cases where they can be utilized, and how you can use prompt tuning to enhance LLM performance.

Introduction to Responsible AI

Google Cloud Staff

An introductory-level microlearning course aimed at explaining what responsible AI is, why it's important, and how Google implements responsible AI in their products. It also introduces Google's 7 AI principles.

Introduction to Image Generation

Kyle Steckler

This course introduces diffusion models, a family of machine learning models that recently showed promise in the image generation space. Diffusion models draw inspiration from physics, specifically thermodynamics.

Encoder - Decoder Architecture

Benoit Dherin

This course gives you a synopsis of the encoder-decoder architecture, which is a powerful and prevalent machine learning architecture for sequence-to-sequence tasks such as machine translation, text summarization, and question answering.​

Attention Mechanism

Sanjana Reddy

This course will introduce you to the attention mechanism, a powerful technique that allows neural networks to focus on specific parts of an input sequence.

Experience and recommendations.

My clients, colleagues and friends are the best people to talk to about me as a professional.

Their words are humbling and uplifting at the same time.

Jun 2022 - Apr 2023 • 11 mos
Product Designer at PEI Group
Sep 2021 - Mar 2022 • 7 mos
Product Designer at Zalando™
Jun 2021 • 1 mon
Service Designer at Ever Real™
Nov 2020 - Jun 2021 • 8 mos
Product Designer at Zalando™
Dec 2018 - Aug 2020 • 1yr 9 mos
Senior UX Consultant at Mashroom™
Mar 2018 - Nov 2018 • 9 mos
Senior UX/UI Consultant at 90% of Everything™
Jan 2018 - Feb 2018 • 2 mos
Senior UX/UI Consultant at Zone™
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017 • 3 mos
Senior UX Architect at Argos™
Dec 2016 - Jun 2017 • 7 mos
Senior UX Designer at Reply • Sony PlayStation™ MOLT Project
Jul 2015 - May 2016 • 11 mos
Senior UX/UI Designer at Flight Centre™ Travel Group
Nov 2014 - May 2015 • 7 mos
Senior UX Designer at Barclays™ PLC

Books and podcasts.

Here are a few books and podcasts that shaped my views on design.

Want to know more?

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