My name is Gavin and I’m a design leader and facilitator. My home is in Beacon, New York with my partner Lily, our puppy Maddy, and our little grey kitten, Lucy. I like to go hiking, bake bread, and fix things. At this very moment, I’m reading a book and hiking near Lake Canopus.
In the recent past, I was leading Experience Design at Co: Collective and before that I worked with IBM on their Cloud product and helped design and facilitate workshops with IBM Watson.
I help companies work smarter and develop products faster.
Organizations are looking for the secret sauce that helps them speed up innovation and gives them the competitive differentiation they need to perform in the market. Internal teams are hampered by barriers, lack of permission, and red tape. And burn out is real. These are the problems that I get excited about. How do I help? Identifying opportunity areas, aligning on a future vision with a shared vocabulary, and launching new products and services to make growth for the business a reality.
Recently, I redesigned a smart city software application for a top-10 Fortune 500 company. Cool, right? I also created ideation tools and facilitated workshops for a $60m software startup in Brooklyn. Just last year, I helped develop the go-to-market strategy for IBM’s Enterprise Blockchain SaaS offering, launched ACLU’s new membership onboarding, and helped facilitate MetLife’s global design thinking workshop curriculum. Other notable projects include redesigning Samsung’s shopping cart, Samsung’s CenterStage, IBM Cloud design system, IBM Watson Value Framework, and Amex Music’s live event launch. As an educator, I taught design at my alma mater, Pratt Institute, for 7 years. I’ve also been featured at Parsons School of Design, Miami Ad School, and others.
Bye for now,