• Dan Makoski

    is an executive who brings an organisation’s deepest purpose to life by weaving technology and strategy together through brilliant design.


    He is currently Chief Design Advisor at Uplifting Design, elevating design within select companies, teams and future leaders.


    He was previously Chief Design Officer at UnitedHealth Group, CDO at Lloyds Banking Group, Head of Design at Walmart (the Fortune 1), started Project ARA at Google, re-designed Hotmail and designed the original Surface at Microsoft, led design research globally at Motorola, and was the first VP of Design at Capital One.


    Most importantly, Dan knows seven versions of the running man and regularly takes hip hop dance classes!

  • Grand Designs

    Bringing simplicity and empathy to banking through Design.


    role Chief Design Officer

    company Lloyds Banking Group

    more Finech Futures

  • Walmart

    Transforming expectations of the world's largest company through a bold redesign of walmart.com.


    role Vice President of Design

    released May 2018

    more about Walmart.com

  • Moto X

    The first phone that really listens.


    role Head of Design Research

    company Motorola

    released 2013

    more Touchless Control

  • Surface 1.0

    For 30 years, we've learned the language of computers.
    It's time for computers to learn the language of people.


    role Interaction Design Manager

    company Microsoft

    released 2008

    more Surface Announcement

  • Project Ara

    Any creature can consume, but it is only human to create.


    role founder & design director

    company Google

    more ProjectAra

  • The Ara Team

    Meet the amazing team behind Project Ara.

  • MAKEwithMOTO

    You won't believe how Project Ara started. It may have involved a food truck, 18 design students, & 4K ft of velcro.

  • Studio Hybrid

    The most beautiful computer ever created.


    role Interaction Design Lead (joint project with Dell)

    company Microsoft

    released 2008

    more  National Design Award

  • Compassionate Design

    This is how I approach design, and why I have a jar of Play Doh on my head.