Presently, I'm leading an 8-person creative team designing and writing for 4 Garmin applications, as well as Garmin's design system. While I've been heavily focused on design system creation, adoption and evangelization over the last 4 years, my career has also given me the opportunity and great privilege of serving, coaching and developing both designers and writers in co-located and distributed working models. I'm also a husband, and step-father to two supremely amazing kiddos and one high anxiety no-listen piggie (Australian Cattle Dog) named Ellie.
All work samples are currently by request only. Please email me and I'd be glad to provide access.
10% Player, 90% Coach
Managing Team Lead for Garmin's Device Interaction segment for Content Strategy, Design Systems and designers serving the following native mobile applications:
Design system architect serving 5 mobile applications and a web application.
30% Player, 70% Coach
Creative director managing 8 in-house designers as well as creative teams from partnering agencies during digital transformation efforts. Creator of Sprint's design system.
60% Player, 40% Coach
In-house creative lead managing 11 designers nationally distributed, serving Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Wireless and Assurance Wireless.
Interested in more detail about my current and past roles?
2020 Garmin Hackathon – 3rd Place, Best in Show
2019 Garmin Hackathon – 3rd Place, Best in Show
2017 Sprint Transformation Hero
2016 Sprint Circle of Excellence
2014 Sprint Circle of Excellence
Formula 1 racing, my Peloton (lets ride! @CommonProject), investment markets, watching The Office on repeat for the 153rd time, wearing a mask during the pandemic, trying to be a beacon of positivity on Twitter.
Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir
The Topeka School, Ben Lerner
The Deficit Myth, Stephanie Kelton
Patrick sets a high bar for what design leadership means. He was an irreplaceable leader in elevating design at Garmin through defining and crafting design systems. Dependable, approachable, humble, resourceful, insightful and supportive, Patrick was by far the best manager I've had in my career. As one of the best creative minds I had the privilege of reporting to, he guided and lead me to become a mature designer.
An outstanding design professional, Patrick is eloquent, thoughtful, and savvy to whatever context he’s in. He knew more technical details than most analysts, more about the business than many in that realm and above all that, cared well for the folks on his team. These strengths made him a unique leader who could both present well to the highest executives and support his team in creating good work.
Finding the right creative mind can be tough, finding a mix of creative and business acumen in someone is sometimes impossible. Patrick evokes both of these. He works outside of his traditional walls and dives deep into what the business is looking for in order to build the best work possible. A true customer first designer, he does everything he can to put the best experience in front of our customers.
For product and design system work, there's no other legit option at the moment. AutoLayout, Variants, Interactive Components, what's not to love.
Beats the pants off the default screen captures tools in MacOS. I combine this one with Keystroke Pro when recording Figma demonstrations so my audience can track everything I'm doing visually.