Welcome, fellow traveler.
Glad to meet you here. Find out about my work as design luminary and design entrepreneur, and as design leader (Until very recently* I’ve been Chief Designer + VP at Huawei Consumer). Don’t be a stranger and don’t hesitate to say hello. I can’t wait to compare notes.
in a nutshell
As an executive leader in a career that spanned more than a decade with Apple — during its most transformative years (2000-2011) — following stints with three of the top ten Fortune 500 tech companies, (PayPal, eBay and start-ups, like the Google X spinout Flux.io, I have created and delivered industry-defining desktop & mobile platform design strategies.
*Until May of 2017 I’ve been Chief Designer and Vice President of Huawei Consumer, where I was responsible for the future rebranding and redesign of future UX and look & feel, I have worked in similar leadership roles. Now, after a very long time working for large companies, I have decided to focus on projects of my own and I am finally “attempting to do that one thing” that I have been meditating over my paperweight for a very long time, which is my start-up, currently code-named Abalone, albeit the name may stick for good. More to be announced, soon.
Past engagements included definition and executing product evolutions with Apple, ranging from Apple’s MacOS X operation system — curiously enough I worked on all “big cat” releases, starting in 2001 and 2002 with Jaguar, all the way through Mountain Lion 2011 —, the conception of iOS (for the launch of the iPhone in 2007), iCloud (Apple’s cloud-based solution for photos, documents, apps, notes, calendar and contacts anywhere, anytime), patented work that lead to Apple’s Nike+ as well as Mac OS X-based “ProKit” (Apple’s internal application design language for its productivity and professional applications).
My experience with, and insight into organizational development, design culture, process, strategy, branding and execution is the direct result of having shipped numerous award-winning releases.
I am a recognized expert, innovator and contributor in product experience encompassing user interface design, gesture interaction and UI implementation strategies, and branding for both desktop mobile platforms and the Internet of Things.
Throughout my journey I have been providing critical feedback and hands-on guidance to small and large companies who have been looking to achieve truly world class product experiences with emotional bandwidth. I successfully developed and integrated design organizations, processes and strategies. Contact me. Don’t be a stranger.
Photographs © Abigail Brody 2016-17