I go by Justin*, and I’m a designer who specializes primarily in digital products. I don’t really consider design a magic bullet for much of anything in and of itself, but it’s my preferred way of making arguments for how the world should be. I first got into design designing custom skins† for music players, and I later found out it could become a job.
I moved around a lot when I was younger, but I probably spent most of my time growing up in Stockton, CA. I have fond memories of swap meets and used objects. For a change of pace, I decided to move out to Philly for school where I learned how to talk to people who study finance. I begrudgingly admit it’s been incredibly useful for my career.
I’m currently in California and live in San Francisco. I love learning, and the reason why I stay in this field is that every year, I always manage to find something that makes me see anew again.
I’m a flexible person, but there are a few principles I tend to stick to:
• Clear and candid communication
• Simple but compelling concepts
• Execution with critical rigor and intentionality
• Room for Play & Experimentation
The first point is far and away the most important.