Hi! My name is James, and I'm a product designer.
For 17 years i have been making products and experiences that empower creative people to augment reality. Before that, I made robots to hunt for water on Mars.
I've built daring and optimistic design teams and cultures that shipped award-winning products at Snap, Samsung and Magic leap. I've worked for modern masters of design and learned enough to know I don't know much. And, I've been lucky to mentor some inspiring, young design leaders, many of whom now lead their own design teams.
Early in my career, my friends and I caused trouble founding art networks like the Free Art and Technology Lab and the Graffiti Research Lab. We hacked the city, the web and the MoMA. We even won a few battles for the culture and inspired a lot of young artists to combine art and code to take the power back.
Now I make AR and AI tools and devices to empower the next generation of creators at Snap.
I'm a dad of two daughters, a husband and a rose gardener who is here for the pursuit of excellence in design craft. Day 1 begins again tomorrow.
- James P