Fractional design leadership for startups

Fractional design leadership for startups

Get strategic guidance and hands-on UI/UX design expertise from former Uber, Google, & Adobe design lead.

Get strategic guidance and hands-on UI/UX design expertise from former Uber, Google, & Adobe design lead.

Previously at

Previously at

Fractional design leadership for startups

Get strategic guidance and hands-on UI/UX design expertise from former Uber, Google, & Adobe design lead.

Previously at

  • Design Advisor, Product Designer, Angel Investor

Design leader with 20+ years experience.
Previously at Google, Uber, and Adobe.
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Transform your product into a frictionless, user-friendly experience with a specialized UX Audit, crafted by an ex-Google, Uber, & Adobe Design Lead.

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Unlock user growth with world-class UX insights.

Transform your product into a frictionless, user-friendly experience with a specialized UX Audit, crafted by an ex-Google, Uber, & Adobe Design Lead.

Get a UX Audit

Unlock user growth with world-class UX insights.

Transform your product into a frictionless, user-friendly experience with a specialized UX Audit, crafted by an ex-Google, Uber, & Adobe design lead.

Get a UX Audit

Chris Messina

Hashtag Inventor, Ex-Google/Uber

Sometimes when I watch Apple product launch videos, I wonder if Mark consulted on them, his style is so svelte.


He is able to take abstract concepts and verbal diarrhea and turn it into polished diamonds.


Seriously, if I had 1% of the talent he possesses in just his mouse-finger, I could probably quit my job and go work at Pixar and animate a feature length movie in my sleep.


tl:dr; Mark's a solid dude, and his accent's pretty neat too.

Chris Messina

Hashtag Inventor, Ex-Google/Uber

Sometimes when I watch Apple product launch videos, I wonder if Mark consulted on them, his style is so svelte.


He is able to take abstract concepts and verbal diarrhea and turn it into polished diamonds.


Seriously, if I had 1% of the talent he possesses in just his mouse-finger, I could probably quit my job and go work at Pixar and animate a feature length movie in my sleep.


tl:dr; Mark's a solid dude, and his accent's pretty neat too.

Chris Messina

Hashtag Inventor, Ex-Google/Uber

Sometimes when I watch Apple product launch videos, I wonder if Mark consulted on them, his style is so svelte.


He is able to take abstract concepts and verbal diarrhea and turn it into polished diamonds.


Seriously, if I had 1% of the talent he possesses in just his mouse-finger, I could probably quit my job and go work at Pixar and animate a feature length movie in my sleep.


tl:dr; Mark's a solid dude, and his accent's pretty neat too.

Jules Lund

Founder at TRIBE

Before we hired Mark I read his testimonials and thought “Surely these can’t be true”.


Turns out they are.


Mark is a unicorn. The greatest designer I’ve ever witnessed. But what I value most is the excitement he brings to your entire company that makes you all feel world-class.

Jules Lund

Founder at TRIBE

Before we hired Mark I read his testimonials and thought “Surely these can’t be true”.


Turns out they are.


Mark is a unicorn. The greatest designer I’ve ever witnessed. But what I value most is the excitement he brings to your entire company that makes you all feel world-class.

Jules Lund

Founder at TRIBE

Before we hired Mark I read his testimonials and thought “Surely these can’t be true”.


Turns out they are.


Mark is a unicorn. The greatest designer I’ve ever witnessed. But what I value most is the excitement he brings to your entire company that makes you all feel world-class.

Brent Chiu-Watson

Sr. Director, Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple

Succinctly put, Mark is the best interaction designer I have ever worked with.


He embodies modern design and product management philosophies, and is driven to help any organization understand the value of working with these philosophies in mind.


Mark is a natural leader and is one of the few people I trust deeply as a mentor to my team members. He makes anyone with whom he works better. He makes any problem on which he focuses tractable.

Andreas Küfer

Principal Designer at Adobe

Mark is a true design ambassador... who can back "it all" up with skill, dedication, and execution.


His constant pursuit of excellence, the experiences he creates, how he convincingly, empathetically and charismatically advocates for them... are an inspiration to the around him... be it fellow designers, engineers, product managers other stakeholders.


If you want to elevate design at your company... can get over that Aussie accent ;) and are lucky enough to snatch him up... then Mark is your guy!

Brian Shultz

Co-founder & CTO at Tango

Spending time with Mark has been one of the highest leverage activities for our product team.


It's remarkable how much progress we make each meeting — solving tricky UX problems, brainstorming new product ideas, and creating concrete action plans.


It sometimes feels like our team saved an entire week by having a one hour conversation with Mark.

Ken Babcock

Co-founder & CEO at Tango

Mark's experience leading high-performing design teams at design-centric companies (Uber, Adobe, and Google) proved to be an invaluable asset to our growing team and nascent design function.


Mark is easy to work with and will readily engage in brainstorming, but also keeps us focused on the main thing and shares feedback in a candid (and refreshing) manner.

Russell Hampton

Group Director of User Experience at Fantasy

Mark is an absolute force of nature.


His experience allows him to tackle a design problem from so many angles that overnight he becomes the linchpin to any project he touches. He is a fantastic collaborator and a unicorn UX/UI/Motion designer.


A rare combination and I can't wait to work with him again!

Chris Saad

Former Uber Product Manager

Mark is a rockstar.


When he's on your team, beautiful design work seems to effortlessly start appearing from him and other designers on the team. From UX to UI, marcomm, animation, interactive prototypes — you name it, they are done beautifully and quickly.

Brent Chiu-Watson

Sr. Director, Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple

Succinctly put, Mark is the best interaction designer I have ever worked with.


He embodies modern design and product management philosophies, and is driven to help any organization understand the value of working with these philosophies in mind.


Mark is a natural leader and is one of the few people I trust deeply as a mentor to my team members. He makes anyone with whom he works better. He makes any problem on which he focuses tractable.

Andreas Küfer

Principal Designer at Adobe

Mark is a true design ambassador... who can back "it all" up with skill, dedication, and execution.


His constant pursuit of excellence, the experiences he creates, how he convincingly, empathetically and charismatically advocates for them... are an inspiration to the around him... be it fellow designers, engineers, product managers other stakeholders.


If you want to elevate design at your company... can get over that Aussie accent ;) and are lucky enough to snatch him up... then Mark is your guy!

Brian Shultz

Co-founder & CTO at Tango

Spending time with Mark has been one of the highest leverage activities for our product team.


It's remarkable how much progress we make each meeting — solving tricky UX problems, brainstorming new product ideas, and creating concrete action plans.


It sometimes feels like our team saved an entire week by having a one hour conversation with Mark.

Ken Babcock

Co-founder & CEO at Tango

Mark's experience leading high-performing design teams at design-centric companies (Uber, Adobe, and Google) proved to be an invaluable asset to our growing team and nascent design function.


Mark is easy to work with and will readily engage in brainstorming, but also keeps us focused on the main thing and shares feedback in a candid (and refreshing) manner.

Russell Hampton

Group Director of User Experience at Fantasy

Mark is an absolute force of nature.


His experience allows him to tackle a design problem from so many angles that overnight he becomes the linchpin to any project he touches. He is a fantastic collaborator and a unicorn UX/UI/Motion designer.


A rare combination and I can't wait to work with him again!

Chris Saad

Former Uber Product Manager

Mark is a rockstar.


When he's on your team, beautiful design work seems to effortlessly start appearing from him and other designers on the team. From UX to UI, marcomm, animation, interactive prototypes — you name it, they are done beautifully and quickly.

Brent Chiu-Watson

Sr. Director, Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple

Succinctly put, Mark is the best interaction designer I have ever worked with.


He embodies modern design and product management philosophies, and is driven to help any organization understand the value of working with these philosophies in mind.


Mark is a natural leader and is one of the few people I trust deeply as a mentor to my team members. He makes anyone with whom he works better. He makes any problem on which he focuses tractable.

Andreas Küfer

Principal Designer at Adobe

Mark is a true design ambassador... who can back "it all" up with skill, dedication, and execution.


His constant pursuit of excellence, the experiences he creates, how he convincingly, empathetically and charismatically advocates for them... are an inspiration to the around him... be it fellow designers, engineers, product managers other stakeholders.


If you want to elevate design at your company... can get over that Aussie accent ;) and are lucky enough to snatch him up... then Mark is your guy!

Brian Shultz

Co-founder & CTO at Tango

Spending time with Mark has been one of the highest leverage activities for our product team.


It's remarkable how much progress we make each meeting — solving tricky UX problems, brainstorming new product ideas, and creating concrete action plans.


It sometimes feels like our team saved an entire week by having a one hour conversation with Mark.

Ken Babcock

Co-founder & CEO at Tango

Mark's experience leading high-performing design teams at design-centric companies (Uber, Adobe, and Google) proved to be an invaluable asset to our growing team and nascent design function.


Mark is easy to work with and will readily engage in brainstorming, but also keeps us focused on the main thing and shares feedback in a candid (and refreshing) manner.

Russell Hampton

Group Director of User Experience at Fantasy

Mark is an absolute force of nature.


His experience allows him to tackle a design problem from so many angles that overnight he becomes the linchpin to any project he touches. He is a fantastic collaborator and a unicorn UX/UI/Motion designer.


A rare combination and I can't wait to work with him again!

Chris Saad

Former Uber Product Manager

Mark is a rockstar.


When he's on your team, beautiful design work seems to effortlessly start appearing from him and other designers on the team. From UX to UI, marcomm, animation, interactive prototypes — you name it, they are done beautifully and quickly.

I am a seasoned design leader, driven by a singular purpose: to craft experiences that captivate, and products that resonate.
I am a seasoned design leader, driven by a singular purpose: to craft experiences that captivate, and products that resonate.
I am a seasoned design leader, driven by a singular purpose: to craft experiences that captivate, and products that resonate.
You may know me from my past work at top-tier tech companies like Google, Uber, and Adobe.
You may know me from my past work at top-tier tech companies like Google, Uber, and Adobe.
You may know me from my past work at top-tier tech companies like Google, Uber, and Adobe.
I partner with founders and product leaders to craft and translate their vision into reality.
I partner with founders and product leaders to craft and translate their vision into reality.
I partner with founders and product leaders to craft and translate their vision into reality.

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Getting started is easy. Book a 30-minute strategy session designed to maximize the value and insight you gain from our time together.

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Take the first step towards UX excellence

Getting started is easy. Book a 30-minute strategy session designed to maximize the value and insight you gain from our time together.

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