role: creative lead / product designer
I led a large team of designers and developers towards building the first Google product that combined hardware, software, and customization. We built a system that allowed you to fully customize a phone case using Google Maps or your favorite photos using a 3D model on a website, and purchase it through the Google Store. The cases would immediately get printed through a dye-sublimation process and shipped to the customer. An NFC chip was also embedded into the case, so when placing your phone into your custom case, a matching wallpaper would be activated.
I was one of the first team hires, as a creative technologist. I took lead in design reviews, coming up with high-level strategic ideas, user research, color & trend studies, presenting to Google stakeholders, and cross-team integration (i.e. Google Store, Biz Apps, etc).