Director of Design at Airbnb. Former Director of Product Design at Uber.
Ethan Eismann is the current director of design at Airbnb. Formerly he was Director of the design team at Uber. He headed a big team of 180 people made of talented designers, researchers, writers and producers who work together with enough passion to pursue the dream of creating the next generation of transportation that seeks to make a significant worldwide impact.
The conferences of Ethan Eismann focus on significant topics to the companies, for instance, innovative perspectives of leadership and managing teams, stimulating and optimizing creativity. His achievements are due to the experience he gained working and collaborating at the leading companies of technological advances.
Prior to Uber, Ethan led Google's Commerce UX team. His team of 80 people designed shopping, travels and payments experiences deeply interesting. During his years at Google, his team designed and launched a number of flagship products such as Android Pay, Google Express, Google Wallet, Google Trips and Google Offers. Ethan began his career as a design intern at Adobe where he adapted to the enormous demands of the company. Shortly after, he started to carry out the management and the teams he led grew in size. Over nine years at Adobe, he designed products at Digital Imaging, Creative Suite, Developer Tooling, Digital Publishing Suite, Adobe’s AIR platform and the Creative Cloud and Tablet Touch apps.
Throughout his career, Ethan has struggled with balancing the demands of management with maintaining the necessary focus on design without forgetting the final purpose of leadership which is making the world a better place, to make people happier and more able, through the objects he designs.
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