Business-minded designers are the new rock stars. We solve the complex problems and have fun doing it.

I believe the process starts with getting to know the product and the user on a personal level. Some people call it user-centered design, I call it common sense.

I've had the opportunity to craft transformative brand experiences for companies such as Martha Stewart, National Geographic, Nike, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Microsoft, HP, and Rogers. ​​​​​​​
Throughout the years, I’ve:
• Reimaged major web properties, including MarthaStewart.com, BarnesandNoble.com, NationalGeographic.com, and Cincinnatichildrens.org. 
• Converted Allergan’s sales teams to be entirely digital. 
• Created a mobile app that helped streamline the way people donate to charities.
• Helped Microsoft think about its online retail experience differently 
• Created new digital tools for Rogers, Canada’s largest telecom provider. 
• Launched new products for Allergan, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Apple and more.
• Helped an auto insurer defend the great people of my home state of New Jersey
• Repositioned a startup, helped build a SAAS product and figured out how to market it. 
• Created campaigns for brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, BestBuy, MasterCard, HP, J&J, Royal Caribbean, and Smirnoff.
Along the way, I’ve also worked with some exceptionally talented people at agencies such as Rosetta, JWT, RGA, and The Wonder Factory. I’ve built creative teams, pitched and won my share of accounts, collected a few awards along the way, and always tried to make the most significant business impact I could for my clients.
I'm current heading my own studio - The Experience Design Studio (XDS) - with my business partner Shai Reichert. The Experience Design Studio was founded with the purpose of providing big agency services without all the overhead and red tape. Our mission is plain and simple: Deliver top notch creative, user experience, and technical work that is both strategic in its thinking and flawless when it comes to results, pixel perfect design, and bulletproof functionality. From cutting edge websites to mobile apps, CRM, SEO, and everything in between. We provide the high-touch, high-level of service you need to launch and maintain your project, product, and any or all of your digital channels. We work with Startups, large enterprises, and agencies.
If you are interested in working together and just have a question, send me an email
douglas@madebyxds.com