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About

Max Miner

Max Miner (AKA MxMnr) is an award-winning leader in UX design and strategy born and raised in Boulder, CO and currently residing in San Francisco Los Angeles Austin, TX.

Working at the crossroads of strategy, design, business and technology, Max has had the privilege of influencing the products, brands and businesses of top Fortune 500 enterprises and emerging startups. See past clients

Today, Max is the Head of CX and Strategy at SkillsEngine, co-founder of BEACON, fellow at Notley Ventures and co-founder of Cohort Ventures. Previously, he served as Group UX Director at 72andSunny, Director of CX Strategy at RED Interactive and Associate Creative Director at R/GA (embedded at Google).

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Currently Serving as...

Head of CX & Strategy
SkillsEngine  →
Co-Founder & Chair
BEACON  →

Expert Leadership from Vision to Execution

A lifelong artist and entrepreneur, Max first began designing professionally in late high school and launched his first businesses in college. Since then, he's establish a unique multidisciplinary skill set and extensive professional portfolio working with global Fortune 500 enterprises and emerging startups.

15+ yrs

professional Creative

Professional creative and design experience

12+ yrs

UX/CX Design & Strategy

Award-winning UX/CX design and strategy leadership

8+ yrs

Leadership & Management

Leading and managing cross-functional teams (5-35+ ppl)

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Areas of emphasis

Multidisciplinary Maker, Designer & Leader

Leading teams and organizations to create lasting value through human-centered design.
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01
User Experience (UX) & Product Design
02
UX/CX Research & Strategy
03
Systems Thinking
04
Venture Design & Business Strategy
05
Social Impact & Purpose-Driven Enterprise
  • Previously

  • 2018-2019

    Product Design & Strategy Director

    Freelance | Austin, TX
  • 2019-2020

    Member of the Board of Advisors

  • 2017-2018

    Group Director, Experience Design

    72andSunny
     | Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016-2017

    Director of Customer Experience (CX) Strategy

    RED Interactive (acquired)
     | Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015-2016

    Associate Creative Director, Experience Design

    R/GA
      (at Google) | San Francisco, CA
  • 2013-2015

    UX Design Director

    72andSunny
     | Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012-2013

    Senior Experience Designer

    Team One
     | Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011-2012

    Associate UX Designer

    AKQA
     | San Francisco, CA
  • Education

  • 2011

    Masters Certificate, Strategic Communications Design (UX)

    60-week intensive professional masters certification with a focus in User Experience Design and Product Management
  • 2009

    Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

    Additional emphasis in Fine Art and Economics. Executive board member, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.
  • Spring 2008

    Study Abroad

    Circumnavigated the globe visiting countries including Brazil, S. Africa, Mauritius, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan and Costa Rica.

    Additional study abroad experience in Spain and Australia.

Areas of Expertise

User Experience (UX) Design, Product Design, UX Strategy and Research, Customer Experience (CX) Strategy, Strategic Design, Communications Design, Venture Design, UI Design, Prototyping, Content Strategy, Business Strategy, Marketing, Branding, Creative Direction, Design Direction, Leadership, Management, Team Building, Startup Building, and more.

Tools & Technologies

Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Adobe XD, Webflow, Airtable, HTML/CSS, Pivotal Tracker, Basecamp, Principle for Mac, Origami Studio, Zapier, Squarespace, Shopify, OmniGraffle, Miro, Slack, Notion, and many more.

Past Clients & Companies

Privileged to influence and contribute to the products, brands and businesses of world-leading Fortune 500 enterprises, creative agencies and emerging startups.

Press & Recognition

Honored to be a part of great teams and work recognized by these publications and industry award organizations.

Adweek
Awwwards
BBC
CBS
CNET
CNN
Cannes Lions
FWA
LA Times
Mashable
NPR
NY Times
One Show
TechCrunch
The Verge
The Washington Post
The White House
USA Today
Webbys
Wired

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