is a Silicon Valley executive who leads innovation by design.
He is VP of Design at Walmart, leading an extraordinary team of UX Researchers and Designers to transform the way the world saves money and lives better.
He started Project ARA at Google, designed the original Surface at Microsoft, led design research globally at Motorola, and was the first VP of Design at Capital One. Dan began his career at the world’s top design agencies, and even started his own at one point (now on pause).
The common thread across his career is the belief that design is most powerful when it's an expression of humble service, and innovation is most impactful when it fosters openness and inclusion.
Most importantly, Dan knows seven versions of the running man.
A stream of consciousness, all my own.
I left free food, subsidized massages, and working for the most prestigious technology company to become a banker.
The Ara Team
Meet the amazing team behind Project Ara.
You won't believe how Project Ara started. It may have involved a food truck, 18 design students, & 4K ft of velcro.
This is how I approach design, and why I have a jar of Play Doh on my head.