Design Sprint Consultant, Facilitator and Teacher

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


 

Hi, Xander Pollock here. I help companies and organizations solve their most important business challenges using Design Sprints. With skilled facilitation, my personal product design expertise from Google, and a battle-tested process, we can collaboratively design a solution to use design to solve business challenges. 

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. 

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

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

...and here's a few organizations that I've worked with.

 

You can watch the video below to learn from my experience working with teams at Google, Slack, Wells Fargo, Stanford, & Fitbit.

You'll learn...

  1. The Biggest Mistake I've Seen Companies Make When Developing New Products and Services

  2. The Two Things Successful, Innovative Teams Have Present In Their Day-to-Day That The Strugglers Don't

  3. The Simple, Battle-Tested, 5-Day Process That You Can Implement On Your Own To Solve Product and Business Challenges, Right Now


 
 

MY PROCESS

I've been practicing Google Ventures style Design Sprints for over five years under the mentorship of the author, Jake Knapp. I even participated in one of the earliest Design Sprint with the CustomMade and the Google Ventures team in 2012. I've run sprints with companies and teams in a variety of industries including life science, finance, and consumer software. If you're excited about getting your organization to follow the principles in the book Sprint, then I can help you and your organization.   


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

Let's Chat

Use the form below to tell me about your challenge. I will reply within 24 hours to schedule 30 minutes to talk on the phone so I can better understand your objectives. After that, I will write a proposal within 24 hours for us working together. 
 

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