Hey friends, I'm Dustin 👋🏻
I help teams bring big ideas to life, with nearly 2 decades of experience across design, engineering, and product disciplines. I've received advanced training in design leadership from SCAD, and learned plenty of hard-fought lessons as a founder, early hire, and advisor of early-stage software companies.
I also offer one-on-one coaching and mentorship for founders, designers, and multi-disciplinary executives who are ready to bring more of their own distinct magic into their work or creative pursuits. Get in touch to learn more.
I’m currently VP of Platform Experience at Macrometa, leading all aspects of design and frontend engineering, as well as several new vertical services and point solutions supporting Macrometa’s enterprise GTM.
Read more about my past work on LinkedIn.
I’ve worn many different hats in my career, often switching between design, engineering and product roles, or some briefly necessary combination thereof. I've also spent most of my time working with early-stage startups, which tend to favor high a degree of fluidity and adaptability.
I love learning new things, and learning to do things well.
I’ll always identify first and foremost as a designer, but I have a deep love for software development and have spent a lot of time building apps and services for a wide range of use cases and industries. As much as I love designing beautiful and intuitive experiences, I also really love building a thing and turning it on.
It should be no surprise then, that I’ve spent so many years focused on developer experience, APIs, docs, and open source tools. I'm a builder, and I like building for builders. I’ve had a ton of fun trying to make complex products and services feel clear and intuitive, especially for such a famously outspoken and unforgiving technical audience.
As I’ve advanced in my career, my day to day responsibilities have had far less to do with the practice and craft of any one of these domains, and much more to do with organizing teams to bring new ideas to life. My blended background simply lets me see through a number of different lenses at the same time, building trust, alignment and momentum quickly.
I believe we’re in the midst of a tectonic shift in consciousness in how we relate to each other, to ourselves, and to the Earth – and not a moment too soon. Catastrophic climate change, ecosystem collapse, and mass extinction are not distant or hypothetical possibilities. They are here and they are happening.
I choose not to sit by and watch. I’m dedicating myself fully to the dream of a vibrant, livable planet. Going forward, I’ll be focusing exclusively on putting all of my skills and gifts to work in service of bringing that dream into being.
I'll be posting more about this in the weeks ahead, but if you’re working on something that feels aligned with what I’ve shared and would like to connect, please get in touch.