I'm a experience and product design generalist who really enjoys product strategy, service design, user research, synthesis, ideation, concept creation, rapid prototyping, and guerrilla testing. 

For a breakdown of the approaches & methods I focus on, visit my capabilities page.
 

MY FAVORITE PROJECTS ARE:

RADICALLY, FEARLESSLY INNOVATIVE

While everyone talk about fear of failure, I've found that the fear of succeeding – of upsetting the apple cart – can be just as damning to a project or team.

I bring the most value to projects that are brushing aside conventional wisdom and breaking new ground, whether it's about working on new technology that requires us to completely rethink how we interact, or pushing for innovation within a static industry.

GROUNDED IN UNDERSTANDING

Good product design isn't about giving people what they think they want, it's about understanding them and their context well enough that you know what they need better than they do.

I love to dive in and really understand the people involved, the context of use and business needs – and then translate that understanding into compelling designs. 

IMPACTFUL

I am committed to making a difference. 

However, I realize that a project needn't always be flashy to have the potential to change the world: I keep an eye out for butterfly flaps too. 

 

I'M AT MY BEST WHEN I'M... 

» falling in love with a new problem

» making others laugh

» driven by possibility

» given a degree of ownership over my work

» collaborating with a brilliant team

» led rather than managed

» compelled by a mission
 

I'M LOOKING TO WORK WITH FOLKS WHO ARE:

» excited about their work and the mission

» playful
(or at least tolerant of playfulness)

» multipliers & cheerleaders

» believers in the power of design thinking and design doing

» cooperative moreso than competitive

» encouraging of philosophical conflict but not interpersonal drama

» really awesome at what they do

» readers, life-optimizers, & dreamers


...SOUND LIKE A FIT?

I would love to hear from you! Please shoot me an email at eabell@gmail.com and tell me about a problem you're trying to solve and how you think I might be able to help.