Narrative.
Consumers don’t buy products, so much as narratives.”

– William Gibson, Zero History
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Kevin Flores

I am a Product and Design Leader with a strong user-centered focus working on web and mobile products

I believe that design positively impacts business when you create lovable products that solve problems, improve lives, and make people happy. I’m obsessed with learning a little something about everything. Currently, I am a Director of User Experience Design at LinkedIn. Previously I led design, UX research, and content strategy as the Director of Product Design at 23andMe and product and design for an innovation team at Verizon.

For over 20 years, I’ve built teams that have launched innovative solutions across domains including content publishing, entertainment, education, and consumer health. I co-led an innovation incubator and co-founded two start-ups. I have also been an independent consultant and worked for a pop star.

Check out a few career highlights below and reach out if you’d like to hear more detail or chat about my perspective on Leadership.

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Career Highlights

CHAMPIONING LOVABLE PRODUCTS @ 23ANDME

DESIGN-LED THINKING @ CATALYST FOUNDRY

NEW B2B REVENUE STREAMS @ VERIZON

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE @ LITTERATI

LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE @ I.AM+

TAPPING INTO LIFESTYLE @ DIPDIVE

Around the Web

Check out my recent posts on Medium, including a
case study on developing an augmented reality app.

My post on giving back and participation in Fast Track
led to inclusion in this First Round article:
How to Be a Career-Changing Mentor.

I was also interviewed for the Life of Design leadership series:
Life of Design: Kevin Flores.

Five Reasons to read “Creativity, Inc.” by Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull

If you love a great underdog story about creativity and business shared by a master storyteller, please read “Creativity, Inc.” by Pixar Co-Founder, Ed Catmull.

Why I started a CoderDojo

We want our kids to become creators, not just consumers. We want them to think about what goes into building software and hardware and how the internet works.

Mobile Identity Panel at Apigee I Love APIs Conference

I was honored to speak on the Mobile Identity Panel at the Apigee I Love APIs Conference – discussing personal privacy and convenience.

How can we collaborate?

Connect with me on my social profiles or get in touch.


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