Design Sprint Consultant, Facilitator and Teacher

Run a Two, Three or Five Day Design Sprint with a Trusted Facilitator

 


 

This is something one of my clients told me after facilitating a Design Sprint for them...

"It's Unbelievable How You Condensed 3 Months Of Design, Product, and Engineering Work Into 5 Days."

But with a Google battle-tested, minute-by-minute agenda, it's easy. When you get the right people in the room for five days to build a prototype and test it with users, you're exhausted at the end of the day BUT you make more progress faster than anyone thought was possible. After being mentored by the guy who invented the process at Google, I've facilitated sprints with big and small companies, educational institutions, and non-profits... and it always works. 

I can help your team solve their most important business and product challenges exponentially faster. My product design expertise from Google and being a startup founder, a knack for team facilitation, and a battle-tested Google Ventures process can help you build better products that people want, quickly.

Before consulting, I worked at Google for four years on the Google Maps and the Gmail team doing user experience and user interface design. Before that, I started a company building software for small business owners that was acquired by Google in 2011. 

 
 

Whenever a CEO needs outside help with a sprint, I tell them to talk to Xander. I trust his work. His skillset is unique—not only is a fantastic designer and facilitator, but he also has experience as a startup founder, so he knows how to get at what really matters for a business.
— Jake Knapp, Author of Sprint and Designer Partner at Google Ventures
Xander is an extremely talented product designer and a real joy to work with. He helped us through our first sprint which in hindsight was an absolute no brainer. It’s far better to see if your ideas succeed or fail in 5 days than waste 3+ months and hundreds of thousands of dollars heading off down the wrong track like too many companies do
— Rohan Thompson, Head of Digital Strategy at Kinghorn Center for Clinical Genomics, The Garvan Institute for Medical Research
We hired Xander to facilitate our Design Sprint to design a new strategic offering of satellite-derived intelligence to multi-billion dollar asset managers. By the end of the sprint we had a full presentation deck and proposal outlining our offering. We were then able to take this to New York and Chicago and get concrete immediate feedback (most of which was very positive).
— James Crawford, CEO of Orbital Insight
CoreyZankowski
Xander has a great way of managing the crowd gently and expertly navigating us through the design sprint process. It exceeded my expectations. What would otherwise have taken months to complete was calmly accelerated into one incredibly productive and successful week.
— Corey Zankowski, SVP Chief Technology Innovation Officer of Varian Medical Systems

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