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About

Max Miner

Designer

Award-winning UX designer, product leader, startup founder/advisor and artist born and raised in Boulder, CO and currently residing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin.

For over a decade, Max has led human-centered digital design and strategy for top Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies and startups. He has had the privilege of influencing the products, brands and businesses of companies including Google, Disney, Budweiser, Starbucks, 21st Century Fox, Visa, Lexus, Nike, Starbucks, and many more.

Today, Max serves as Director of Product & Design at SkillsEngine and strategic advisor to Amass and other startups.

Previously, he cofounded BEACON and served as a Group UX Director at 72andSunny, Director of CX Strategy at RED Interactive, and Associate Creative Director at R/GA — where he helped establish the agency's first Google-embedded creative consulting team.

In his spare time, you'll find Max creating art, tinkering with technology, snowboarding or spending quality time with his family and friends.

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Expert leadership from vision to execution

15+ yrs

professional Creative

Professional creative and design experience

11+ yrs

UX/CX Design & Strategy

Award-winning UX/CX design and strategy

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 outcome-driven 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
  • Currently

  • 2019 - Present

    Director of Product & Design

    SkillsEngine
     | Austin, TX
  • 2021 - Present

    Strategic Advisor

  • Previously

  • 2018-2022

    Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman

    BEACON | Austin, TX
  • 2019-2021

    Fellow

    Notley Ventures | Austin, TX
  • 2019-2020

    Member of the Board of Advisors

  • 2018-2019

    Product Design & Strategy Director

    Freelance | Los Angeles, CA / Austin, TX
  • 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, Product Management, Customer Experience (CX) Strategy,  Communications Design, Venture Design, UI Design, Prototyping, Content Strategy, Business Strategy, Marketing, Branding, Creative Direction, Design Direction, Leadership, Management, Team 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.

Clients & companies

Press & recognitions

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

Ready to Work Together?

Got a project in mind? Get in touch to inquire about collaborations and project requests.