Don't hire a design lead. Rent one.

Don't hire a design lead. Rent one.

Unlimited 1:1 strategic guidance and world-class product design execution from a former Uber, Google, and Adobe design lead for a single flat-rate subscription.

Unlimited 1:1 strategic guidance and world-class product design execution from a former Uber, Google, and Adobe design lead for a single flat-rate subscription.

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Don't hire a design lead. Rent one.

Unlimited 1:1 strategic guidance and world-class product design execution from a former Uber, Google, and Adobe design lead for a single flat-rate subscription.

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Shaping the experience of revolutionary products.

As a former design lead at tech giants Google, Uber, and Adobe, I have spearheaded the UI/UX for products that resonate with millions of users on a global scale.

Uber — Uber Rider App

UI, UX, Motion Design, Prototyping, Design System

Uber — Uber Rider App

UI, UX, Motion Design, Prototyping, Design System

Uber — Uber Rider App

UI, UX, Motion Design, Prototyping, Design System

Uber — Uber Developer Platform

Website, Motion Design, Developer Documentation

Uber — Uber Developer Platform

Website, Motion Design, Developer Documentation

Uber — Uber Developer Platform

Website, Motion Design, Developer Documentation

Adobe — Spectrum Design System

Design System, UI, Motion Design, Website, CSS

Adobe — Spectrum Design System

Design System, UI, Motion Design, Website, CSS

Adobe — Spectrum Design System

Design System, UI, Motion Design, Website, CSS

Google — Google Maps

UI, UX, Motion Design, Prototyping, Design System

Google — Google Maps

UI, UX, Motion Design, Prototyping, Design System

Google — Google Maps

UI, UX, Motion Design, Prototyping, Design System

Unlock instant access to top-tier design talent.

Startups can instantly skip the traditional hiring process and supercharge their design capabilities with a flat-rate monthly subscription.

You gain direct access to a proven top-tier designer, offering world-class design expertise at a fraction of the cost of a full-time hire.

Top-tier design expertise

Draw from my extensive experience at Uber, Google, and Adobe to bring unparalleled design expertise to your projects.

Rapid collaboration

Get 24/7 access via Slack, weekly design strategy sessions, and regular design updates for hands-on execution work.

Flat monthly rate

Enjoy the simplicity of a fixed monthly fee that includes everything from unlimited strategic advice to hands-on execution work.

Pause or cancel anytime

You have the option to pause or cancel your plan at any time, offering you the freedom and peace of mind to manage the service as you see fit.

Unlock instant access to top-tier design talent.

Startups can instantly skip the traditional hiring process and supercharge their design capabilities with a flat-rate monthly subscription.

You gain direct access to a proven top-tier designer, offering world-class design expertise at a fraction of the cost of a full-time hire.

Top-tier design expertise

Draw from my extensive experience at Uber, Google, and Adobe to bring unparalleled design expertise to your projects.

Rapid collaboration

Get 24/7 access via Slack, weekly design strategy sessions, and regular design updates for hands-on execution work.

Flat monthly rate

Enjoy the simplicity of a fixed monthly fee that includes everything from unlimited strategic advice to hands-on execution work.

Pause or cancel anytime

You have the option to pause or cancel your plan at any time, offering you the freedom and peace of mind to manage the service as you see fit.

Unlock instant access to top-tier design talent.

Startups can instantly skip the traditional hiring process and supercharge their design capabilities with a flat-rate monthly subscription.

You gain direct access to a proven top-tier designer, offering world-class design expertise at a fraction of the cost of a full-time hire.

Top-tier design expertise

Draw from my extensive experience at Uber, Google, and Adobe to bring unparalleled design expertise to your projects.

Rapid collaboration

Get 24/7 access via Slack, weekly design strategy sessions, and regular design updates for hands-on execution work.

Flat monthly rate

Enjoy the simplicity of a fixed monthly fee that includes everything from unlimited strategic advice to hands-on execution work.

Pause or cancel anytime

You have the option to pause or cancel your plan at any time, offering you the freedom and peace of mind to manage the service as you see fit.

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.

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.

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.

Elevate your startup with Uber-level design expertise

Hello, I'm Mark Lamb. As a former design lead at Uber, Google, and Adobe, I've shaped the user experience for some of the most influential products of all time, such as Uber, Google Maps, and Adobe’s suite of over 100 products.

I've seen how strategic, high-impact design can drive product success and user satisfaction on a global scale. However, I've also observed a common challenge in the startup world: the struggle to access this level of design expertise.

Many startups, constrained by resources, find it difficult to hire a full-time design lead with the depth and breadth of experience needed to truly elevate their products.

Without this expertise, they might have relied on generic design services, contractors, or in-house efforts, often lacking the strategic depth and experience needed for rapid, innovative product development. This approach tends to result in misaligned design efforts, slower product iteration, and a less-than-optimal user experience. This deficiency can be a significant setback in a competitive landscape where first impressions are crucial.

Now, I'm bringing my extensive expertise directly to startups through my Fractional Design Lead service — a unique opportunity for startups to access top-tier design expertise on demand. This service is tailored to bridge the gap often left by resource limitations, providing startups with the same level of design excellence that I contributed to at Google, Uber, and Adobe.

Partnering with me means fulfilling your immediate design needs and elevating your product's entire user experience.

Connect on LinkedIn

Elevate your startup with Uber-level design expertise

Hello, I'm Mark Lamb. As a former design lead at Uber, Google, and Adobe, I've shaped the user experience for some of the most influential products of all time, such as Uber, Google Maps, and Adobe’s suite of over 100 products.

I've seen how strategic, high-impact design can drive product success and user satisfaction on a global scale. However, I've also observed a common challenge in the startup world: the struggle to access this level of design expertise.

Many startups, constrained by resources, find it difficult to hire a full-time design lead with the depth and breadth of experience needed to truly elevate their products.

Without this expertise, they might have relied on generic design services, contractors, or in-house efforts, often lacking the strategic depth and experience needed for rapid, innovative product development. This approach tends to result in misaligned design efforts, slower product iteration, and a less-than-optimal user experience. This deficiency can be a significant setback in a competitive landscape where first impressions are crucial.

Now, I'm bringing my extensive expertise directly to startups through my Fractional Design Lead service — a unique opportunity for startups to access top-tier design expertise on demand. This service is tailored to bridge the gap often left by resource limitations, providing startups with the same level of design excellence that I contributed to at Google, Uber, and Adobe.

Partnering with me means fulfilling your immediate design needs and elevating your product's entire user experience.

Connect on LinkedIn

Full-stack UI/UX expertise at your fingertips

From AI products to B2B SaaS and consumer mobile apps, I bring a comprehensive product design skillset to quickly turn your vision into reality.

AI Product Design

I craft AI experiences with an emphasis on simplicity and clarity. My goal is to improve feature discoverability and eliminate complexity, ensuring a smooth, frictionless experience.

Mobile App Design

Leveraging insights from my experience with Uber and Google Maps, I focus on designing user-centric mobile apps that emphasize seamless UX and scalability.

B2B SaaS UX

I boost SaaS growth by crafting frictionless user experiences that increase activation, deepen engagement, and raise retention rates.

Interactive UI Prototypes

Bring your ideas to life with stunning motion design and lifelike interactions to inspire your team and captivate stakeholders.

Scalable Design Systems

As a founding member of Adobe’s design system team, I specialize in developing scalable design systems that ensure consistency and efficiency across all products and platforms.

Product Landing Pages

I ensure that every landing page element effectively communicates your value proposition and captivates attention, driving your audience to take the desired action.

Full-stack UI/UX expertise at your fingertips

From AI products to B2B SaaS and consumer mobile apps, I bring a comprehensive product design skillset to quickly turn your vision into reality.

AI Product Design

I craft AI experiences with an emphasis on simplicity and clarity. My goal is to improve feature discoverability and eliminate complexity, ensuring a smooth, frictionless experience.

Mobile App Design

Leveraging insights from my experience with Uber and Google Maps, I focus on designing user-centric mobile apps that emphasize seamless UX and scalability.

B2B SaaS UX

I boost SaaS growth by crafting frictionless user experiences that increase activation, deepen engagement, and raise retention rates.

Interactive UI Prototypes

Bring your ideas to life with stunning motion design and lifelike interactions to inspire your team and captivate stakeholders.

Scalable Design Systems

As a founding member of Adobe’s design system team, I specialize in developing scalable design systems that ensure consistency and efficiency across all products and platforms.

Product Landing Pages

I ensure that every landing page element effectively communicates your value proposition and captivates attention, driving your audience to take the desired action.

Full-stack UI/UX expertise at your fingertips

From AI products to B2B SaaS and consumer mobile apps, I bring a comprehensive product design skillset to quickly turn your vision into reality.

AI Product Design

I craft AI experiences with an emphasis on simplicity and clarity. My goal is to improve feature discoverability and eliminate complexity, ensuring a smooth, frictionless experience.

Mobile App Design

Leveraging insights from my experience with Uber and Google Maps, I focus on designing user-centric mobile apps that emphasize seamless UX and scalability.

B2B SaaS UX

I boost SaaS growth by crafting frictionless user experiences that increase activation, deepen engagement, and raise retention rates.

Interactive UI Prototypes

Bring your ideas to life with stunning motion design and lifelike interactions to inspire your team and captivate stakeholders.

Scalable Design Systems

As a founding member of Adobe’s design system team, I specialize in developing scalable design systems that ensure consistency and efficiency across all products and platforms.

Product Landing Pages

I ensure that every landing page element effectively communicates your value proposition and captivates attention, driving your audience to take the desired action.

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Hands-on UI/UX execution work

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