John Voss

John Voss

As a designer, I do a little bit of everything but excel at bringing it all together. With my generalist skillset and strong point of view, I craft cohesive products, experiences, and design systems.

Experience

Squarespace
Staff Product Designer
Oct 2022 — May 2024

As the most senior IC on the Design Platform team, led design systems large, cross-product projects including internal tooling, customer facing product features, and strategic planning.

Stitch Fix
Principal Product Designer
Jul 2019 — Jul 2021

Launched and grew the Stitch Fix design system across web, iOS, and android. Led design of company product north star. Managed two lead designers; mentored other designers through feedback, education, and team culture defining initiatives.

Queer Design Club
Co-founder
Apr 2019 — Jan 2021

Founded and launched a community for LGBTQ+ people in design. Grew the community from two to over two-thousand global members. Designed and launched the first ever comprehensive survey of LGBTQ+ community’s experience in design.

Rocket Lawyer
Senior Brand Designer
Aug 2018 — May 2019

Improved and extended Rocket Lawyer’s brand through research, design, collaboration, and testing while supporting the business across marketing and product. Supervised and mentored junior marketing designer. Overhauled product design team’s workflow and tooling for increased consistency, efficiency, and collaboration among designers and with engineers.

General Assembly
Visual Design Instructor
Mar 2018 — Jul 2018

Taught design principles, process, and professionalism to diverse classes of 12–16 students through engaging presentations of my own design, guided work, thoughtful feedback, and empathetic one-on-one help.

Mule Design Studio
Lead Designer
Apr 2016 — Apr 2018

Led branding and digital projects for clients including Cornell, Stanford, and the Wikimedia Foundation. Defined project goals, managed client relationships, and presented work. Ensured seamless transition from research and UX design to visual design to development and launch. Led design workshops and created new workshop offerings.

The OutCast Agency
Senior Designer
Jul 2015 — April 2016

Led projects ranging in size for clients such as Facebook Messenger, Citi Ventures, and Intuit. Evangelized design with coworkers outside the creative studio. Mentored multiple designers.

Elefint Design Studio
Senior Designer
Sep 2013 — Jul 2015

Created websites, motion graphics, branding, infographics, and print designs for nonprofits and social enterprises. Owned designs from kick-off to development while balancing multiple projects. Partnered in project management and scoping of new business.

Fenway Health
Designer and Social Media Manager
Nov 2010 — Aug 2013

First in-house designer, grew department and brand through print, digital, motion, and event design. Mentored and supervised the Web & Print Design Associate. Crafted HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns used as models nationally and education materials used internationally.