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Thinker // Leader // Doer
Product Design

& Culture Lead

Microsoft

At Microsoft Timothy and his team creates experiences for over 100 million users through the Microsoft Edge browser. Leading the product’s Core UX features, Timothy collaborates across a multi-discipline team to deliver design strategies and build systems, and tell great stories for full life-cycle projects.

Additionally, Lead the Studio’s culture team which is responsible for envisioning ideal culture, leading visible change in the organization and modeling team values.

Prior to Microsoft, Timothy was the Senior Director of Creative & UX at BookShout where he lead an awesome group of disrupters working to innovate within the mobile reading industry. Connecting B2B partners, such as: Google, Facebook, T-Mobile, AARP, Yale, Ohio State and more, to users – offering a differentiated, engaging mobile reading experience.

Beyond Work

Consulting: Design
Strategy, D&I, Equity
+ Social Justice

Outside of work Timothy a consultant at B-Corp organizations, such as Provoc, Inc., where I am the Director of Creative Strategy, in addition to volunteering time to various non-profit organizations in the Seattle area as well as back in his home state of South Carolina. Timothy’s work stems from a passion for Storytelling, Inclusive Design, Culture & Organizational Diversity, Politics and Social Equity work.

On the Stage

Topics: Culture,
Storytelling,
D&I + Equity

2016 Multicultural Excellence Awards | Association of National Advertisers | Judge – October 2016

“The Critique: Building the Foundation for Inclusive Design” | Capitol One | Speaker – April 2016

“Less People Blind, More Deliberate: A Better Path to Successful Organizational D&I Practices” | Hive Design Conference 2017 | Speaker – May 2017

“My Journey, Microsoft & AIGA” | Revision Path | Interview – October 2017

“Design + Equity: Who’s Telling Your Story” | Provoc, Inc., Washington DC | Speaker – February 2018

“Dapper AF: Queers in Conversation about Style and Identity” | Townhall Seattle | Panelist – February 2018

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