I build design organizations that utilize design practices to achieve business goals by satisfying customer needs.
I’m Marvin, a designer, leader, coach, and mentor.
I help companies and startups build effective design teams that function as integral parts of their organizations and make products using customer-centric design practices.
Excellent product organizations value all disciplines equally. Therefore, design, product, and engineering become equitable partners making the whole larger than its parts. My role as a player in this team is to ensure the design function delivers results, grows, and becomes more valuable to its partners.
In my coaching practice, I guide UX professionals in the middle of their careers across the challenges in their everyday life as UX professionals and find the next career steps and professional growth.
My career started in art direction and web design before I expanded into UX design and leadership.
Having learned the craft of design by heart, I can guide my teams in their professional growth and support them hands-on from discovery to delivery should they need assistance or run into jams.
I believe in collaboration over competition.
As a design leader, I strive to partner with my engineering and product management peers.
I build trust and bridges to enhance collaboration at the leadership and team levels by establishing processes that value each discipline and optimize effectiveness.
Learning from books and courses is limited to theory. Personal learning engagement, like coaching, is a great way to go beyond the basics and learn from real-life experience. Since both coaching and mentoring are two-way streets, I always see them as an opportunity to help myself and others.
Throughout my career, I was lucky to have worked with incredible colleagues who helped me grow my skill set. I’ve remained eager for professional development and continuous learning from the new challenges I face with my managers, peers, and direct reports. I am always driven to become a better designer and leader.
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