Colt uses design to craft extraordinary interfaces

that people love globally

Product & Design Systems Lead

Snapchat, YouTube, Google, Apple and Dang Foods
San Francisco Bay Area | Zurich, Switzerland
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User Experience, Design Systems, Management

Full-time, 9.5 years spanning 2014 to 2023

At YouTube, I had the privilege of serving in various capacities, from an independent contributor to a design manager. As a seasoned UX designer with extensive industry knowledge, my contributions have left a significant global footprint on the platform. My role involved crafting top-tier user experiences across numerous devices and platforms, from TV interfaces and web applications to tablets, mobile phones, and voice experiences.

Position & team
UX Design Manager
YouTube Primetime
Senior UX Design Lead
YouTube Movies & TV
TV UX Designer
YouTube on TV
Production Designer
YouTube UX
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UI Production, Design Systems & Team Lead

Full-time, 1.5 years from 2011 through end of 2012

As the Team Lead, I led a team of 4 designers, setting rigorous standards for artwork specifications and optimizing production processes, culminating in the creation of top-tier technical artwork and diagrams for Apple developer documentation. –

Position & team
Design System and Production Lead
Developer Documentation
UI Production Specialist
iLife Asset Production
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Figma Evangelist & Implementation Specialist

Full-time, 9.5 years spanning 2014 to 2023

Before Figma's rise in popularity, major companies including Google and YouTube predominantly used Sketch for UX design. In 2020, with Figma gaining momentum, I led an initiative in Zurich, Switzerland, collaborating closely with Figma representatives, to transition Google Europe to Figma’s platform. I partnered with senior leadership to develop an implementation plan, orchestrated site-wide training sessions for both design and engineering teams, and took the lead in transitioning YouTube's design libraries from Sketch to Figma.

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Graphic Design and Web Development Consultant

Freelance, 2011 through 2016

I was a design consultant responsible for expanding the brand identity of Dang Foods from it's initial startup phase into a nationally distributed snack food. My responsibilities spanned a range of activities, including graphic design, web design, marketing design, and website development.

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