Profile

Design leader with more than 15 years experience who loves building great teams and products through direct feedback, rapid iteration and continuous delivery.


Achievements

One Medical

  • Established Design System in Figma
  • Developed leveling guide for Product Design and UX Research
  • Grew product design organization from 2 to 12
  • Laid the groundwork for product capabilities for proactive health platform and telemedicine (messages and video visits)
  • Led a product vision initiative shared with senior leadership
  • Led research and prototyping work for proactive health platform
  • Started the UX Research function to learn more about the people we serve and help inform product roadmap

Black Pixel

  • Led R&D Prototyping work for social network app with top 10 user base

HTC

  • Designed UX for new htc.com for M8 device launch

Xhach Interactive

  • Client’s iPad app OFFLANE was selected at 2012’s Launch Festival
  • Three iPhone apps featured by Apple’s iOS app store

Experience

One Medical, San Francisco, CA. (2015 to 2019)
Head of Product Design (May 2017 to Sept. 2019)
Product Design Lead (Oct. 2015 to May 2017)

Fernish, Los Angeles, CA. (2018-2019)
Advisor, Product + Design

Black Pixel, Seattle, WA. (2014 to 2015)
Director of Design (Jul. 2014 to Oct. 2015)

HTC Corporation, Bellevue, WA. (2013 to 2014)
Lead Designer, Global Digital Creative

Xhatch Interactive, Seattle, WA + Brooklyn, NY. (2011 to 2016)
Co-Founder and Head of Design

Awesome Giant, Seattle, WA. (2011 to 2013)
Experience Design Lead (Jan. 20111 to Jul. 2013)

ExactTarget, Seattle, WA. (2009 to 2011)
Design Consultant (Sept. 2009 to Jan. 2011)

CCS, Seattle, WA. (2008 to 2009)
eMarketing Manager (Jan. 2008 to Sept. 2009)

Archdiocese of Seattle (2006 to 2008)
Technical Assistant (Jul. 2006 to Jan. 2008)

Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA (2003 to 2006)
Computer Lab Assistant, Art Department (Feb. 2006 to Jul. 2006)
Designer and Illustrator (Oct. 2003 to Jan. 2006)


Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, 2006
Central Washington University

  • Recipient of C. Farrell Merit Scholarship (2006)
  • Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE), Outstanding Student Presentation, Central Washington University (2006)
  • Yakima Drawing Society Award, 50th Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition, Larson Gallery (2005)
  • Clymer Museum Award for “Illustration/Realism”, Central Washington University (2004)
  • Member of Student Art Council

Expertise

Digital marketing, lifecycle marketing, product design, ux research, prototyping

Consumer centric
Cultivates innovation
Develops talent


Recommendations

David is hands-down the most thoughtful designer I’ve worked with. He cares about the holistic experience—intentionally choosing not to over-index on visual, UX, or any other specialized focus, as he wants to do whatever’s best by the customer. He’s helpful as a mentor and coach to other designers, both as part of design engagements and just as a good human. He’s considerate, has amazing EQ, high reserves of empathy, great teaching skills, and amazing technical design acuity. I’d hire him in a heartbeat—or work for him!

Lucas Dickey, Co-Founder of Fernish and Managing Director at Brass Pen Ventures

 

I worked closely with David at One Medical for 2+ years and can confidently say that he has been the most influential force in my growth as a designer. He is an incredible collaborator with an uncanny ability to bring out the best in people and cultivate strong and diverse teams. He has taught me some of the most important lessons in design that have led to my own success. He leads by example in every way possible, never hesitating to whip out some paper and start sketching between meetings with senior leaders. I had the pleasure of watching him build and grow the design team from the ground up at One Medical. It’s clear that he just plain “gets” team dynamics and knows how to connect, motivate, and develop designers. This really highlights his strength as a leader and people developer for me. I feel lucky to have worked with David and sincerely hope that we can work together again at some point!

Melissa Hickey, Service Designer at One Medical