Pixel art of josh mauldin


I'm a product design leader, coach, and upcoming author of "We Need to Talk" that's out in 2023.


I'm a design leader with 5+ years of management experience and 15 years of practicing design in total. I got my start as a visual artist creating websites for bands.

I'm really good at design and strategy. But what I really care about is truly making the world a much kinder, equitable place—for everyone.

I want to work with people who share my values:

  • Being responsible for what we put into the world
  • Being principle-driven, not process-shackled
  • Kindness, fairness, and equity
  • Talking it out (I'm writing a book on that one)

More About Me

Since starting my career, I've built high-performing, deeply collaborative design teams from scratch and designed 5-star mobile apps. I'm a leader who loves being hands-on and practicing my craft.

I work with companies in healthcare, fintech, and other consumer-facing industries. My most rewarding projects are those which help people lead better lives through improving their mental and physical health.

I'm currently writing a book called “We Need to Talk: How to Have Hard Conversations with Anyone” for Rosenfeld Media. It’s due out in 2023.

Also, I absolutely adore typography and have designed multiple typefaces, including Cosmata and Uptown Sans.

In my spare time, I tinker with restoring old iPods and making art with skulls (not real ones, which would be weird).

Lastly, I created this cool design shirt a few years ago.

Talk to me if you want to discuss:

  • Getting away from a stale, process-driven culture into a thoughtful, human-centered one
  • Taking a concept to validated idea in (next to) no time
  • How to be the best, most supportive leader you can to your team
  • How to get people to care about accessibility
  • Exactly how annoyed to get when a designer detaches a component in Figma

Looking for my resume? Here you go.