Director of Product Design
Squarespace

About

A Life in Design

About Me

I'm a Danish designer living in New York with my wonderful wife. I love collaborating with like-minded people on elegant, lasting solutions to challenging problems. I believe in conscientiousness, adaptability, inclusiveness, honesty, intellectual curiosity, history as prologue and open mindedness.

Director of Product Design, Squarespace; New York (2015 – Now)
User Interface Director (2010 – 2015)

I manage our world-class Product Design team, shape our tools, processes and organization to support Squarespace’s mission to ‘help people with creative ideas succeed’.As an early addition to the company leadership I've had the privilege of helping grow the company to over 600 people, build our current platform from scratch, mature our products to be the high watermark of our industry, make Squarespace a design-led company and create a culture of cross-functional collaboration.

I’m intimately involved with product initiatives across Squarespace, encompassing templates, site management, analytics, domains and commerce across the web, five iOS apps, three Android apps and a number of internal tools.

This in addition to being the lead on our design systems and processes, and one of the principal advocates for many of our biggest product initiatives, including e.g. Squarespace 7 (‘A UX Dream’ according to Wired Magazine).
 

Designer, IO Interactive; Copenhagen, Denmark (2004 – 2010)

Experience design, textures, and modeling on triple-A games including Hitman: Contracts, Hitman: Blood Money, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men and Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days.
 

Freelance Web Designer / Open Source Contributor (2001 – 2010)

Extensive work on WordPress and Habari focused on templates and management interfaces. Clients include Hello Monday and Wordy.
 

Web Designer, Omedia; Aalborg, Denmark (1999 – 2000)

Frontend developer mostly for entertainment industry clients like Universal Music.
 

Education

University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland — Ba. Computer Arts, 2003