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John Weiss

Human Design
Chief Design Officer / Co-Founder
Boulder, CO
John’s work is guided by purpose, passion, simplicity, beauty, innovation and surprise. With over sixteen years experience in interactive and experience design, John has built and led high performing design teams as the Executive Creative Director at WebMD, Director, Experience Design at Waggener Edstrom and Experience Director at Ascentium. He has designed compelling work for clients such as Starbucks, Subaru, Microsoft, US Airforce, T-Mobile, Motorola, GE, Disney, Intel, Honda, and BMW through smart design that empowered their audience and strengthened their brand.John founded FiveEdge Media in 2003, a Portland/Seattle based Experience Design Agency that conceived, prototyped and designed innovative, visually compelling application and experience designs with great attention to detail for over twenty eight clients and was acquired by Innerecho, Inc. in 2008. John is active in the design community as a faculty member at Boulder Digital Works, mentor at Boomtown  in Boulder, co-founder of Refresh Portland, and frequent speaker at conferences and events.John is deeply passionate about creating authentic experiences that are truly meaningful. Experiences that are rooted in elegant design and built with innovative technology. Experiences that create lasting relationships and shape the future.Specialties:+ Design Thinking and Execution+ Human Centered Design & Innovation+ Systems Design+ Brand Vision and Creation + User Experience Design+ Change Management+ Leading High-Performance Design Teams+ Design Research and Methodologies+ Human Factors