Hi, I’m Kevin.

I’m a design leader and entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, NY.

What I’m good at

I work on human-centered design innovation projects with organizations doing impactful work. My aim is to connect the creative process with the business of making the world a better and more interesting place to be.

Accomplished in experience transformation within complex organizations. Proficient in bringing multi-channel concepts to life through insights, systems thinking, business strategy and co-creation.

Experienced in generating new business ventures with human-centric design and lean business tools. Versed in launching new products, developing brands, and finding and growing talent.

15+ years in visual, industrial, interaction and spatial design. A confident ability to direct visual communication, spatial/physical proportion, color, typography, lighting, textures and materials.

Experience highlights

I have focused my career on building experiences, capabilities and teams. Currently, I’m the design lead for autonomous mobility at Ford Motor Company. Before Ford, I was at Fjord (yes, you read that right) leading service design for global clients. And before that, I co-founded Polymath Ventures, a company-builder based in Bogotá, Colombia. 

Check out my full work history on LinkedIn

I work on shaping the future of autonomous transportation services. We’re asking, “What happens to a ride or delivery experience when you take away the driver?

I oversaw a team of designers, strategists and technologists to deliver a service vision for solar energy for a large energy client. Our work won a Core 77 Award. 

I directed a multi-phase program of user and market research, and product design of a mobile trading platform for advanced investors.

I led multiple strategic programs envisioning the future of the BonVoy loyalty program including the design and pilot of a travel and hospitality marketplace.

RR Donnelley is the largest global printer. I lead the design discovery for Motif, a top-rated Apple Photos App for printing photography.

When BMS acquired a small biotech firm, I led the design of an employee integration program focused on team harmony and performance.

 Part of the team that created Aflore, a financial services startup in Colombia, I helped build the brand, operations and early strategy of the company.

I led the team that designed and helped launch Autolab, a Colombia-based technology platform for car owners to find affordable, quality auto repair.

Polymath Ventures designs transformative companies for the emerging middle-class in Latin America. I was responsible for new venture design and creative direction across the venture portfolio.

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