John joins us most recently from Race21, the digital transformation arm of Canada’s largest diversified resource company where he led the User Experience design of their data platform. He has had a few other stops in his 20 year design career that include Creative Director and Head of Design posts in branded consumer goods that include Converse / Nike, John Fluevog, and K-Swiss APAC. John is also an experienced educator, having been an instructor and speaker at Emily Carr University, SFU, Art Center College of Design, and FIDM. John holds a BA in Psychology, BSc in Industrial Design, and Masters Degree in Digital Media. John was born and raised in Vancouver BC and returns after 15 years living abroad. John’s near term goal is to advance an AI-augmented Design vision for Ekohe. His personal interests include electronic music production, wood-working, and spending time with his family.