About

 

I'm a Product Design Manager at Dropbox focused on Customer Growth. I also explore the potential for Machine Intelligence and the future of work.

 
 

About me

 

Experience

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Dropbox

Product Design Manager: Customer Growth
Jan 2019 - Present
Driving consumer engagement and subscription renewals by providing the best consumer experience possible.

Product Design Manager: Machine Intelligence
Jul 2018 - Dec 2018
Focused on applied M.I. products. Research studies around the UX and ethics of machine intelligence.

Product Design Manager: Retrieval
Sept 2017 - Jul 2018
Helped grow a small design team for our Seattle office and led product design for a team focused on search and browse within Dropbox. Made the decision to relocate back to California for our family.

Full experience history →

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DoorDash

Product Design Lead
Jun 2015 - Aug 2017
A national food delivery application and service. Providing solutions for consumers, drivers, and restaurants.

 
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Popular Pays

Product Design Lead
Mar 2013 - Feb 2016
Popular Pays’ platform streamlines the content creation process allowing you to scale the production of high quality custom content for social media channels.

 
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Disqus

Product Designer
Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
The internet's favorite comment plug-in for publishers to fuel colorful discussions and build engaged communities.

 

Principles

Be curious
Deep curiosity and a quest for knowledge across a broad set of evolving topics drive much of my life. Learning about anything and everything forms a foundational way of thinking that allows me to approach every problem with fresh eyes.

Find pressure
I find pressure to be exhilarating. I grow the most when there is an external force pushing me to learn something new. Alternatively, when I find a subject particularly interesting, I will throw myself into it, sometimes at the risk of letting other responsibilities suffer.

 

Be candid
Being open and honest in expression; frankness, leads to better work and better relationships. I can be honest with my feelings to strangers, however I struggle to share depth as I get closer to people for fear of judgement.

Seek diversity
I think teams need a diversity of view points including personal background, career levels, motivations and passions. I personally love to think, ideate, criticize, and explore ideas as a way of expanding my perspective but partner with people who are motivated and strong with follow-through.

 

Ben Kowalski 2019 ©