Hire the Gold Standard of Design Sprint Facilitators and Coaches

I Help Teams Building Software Remotely Design Product Prototypes And Test New Ideas With Customers In Just 5 Days

Unlike my competitors, I was a Product Designer at Google while the process was being developed. I participated in multiple Design Sprints alongside Jake Knapp and the Google Ventures team. Before that, I founded a startup that was acquired by Google and launched new products for millions of users on the Google Maps and the Gmail teams. I’ve ran more than 45 Design Sprints as a full-time facilitator for four years.

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“Whenever a CEO needs outside help with a Design Sprint, I tell them ‘talk to Xander’. I trust his work. His skillset is unique—not only is he a fantastic designer and facilitator, but he also has experience as a startup founder, so he knows how to get at what really matters.”
Jake Knapp
Inventor of the Design Sprint

Measureable Results

After every Design Sprint I take anonymous surveys from participants. These are the running results from the last 62 surveys.

99%

say that I aligned the team

97%

say that I helped the team move faster

90%

say that I accelerated innovation

89%

say that I helped reduced risk

90% of respondents rated the likelihood of promoting me to a colleague a 9 or 10 giving me an NPS score of 85

For context, Netflix is 62 and Tesla is 96

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Your team will learn from my experience working in Silicon Valley and beyond

Successful Teams

Most of my work is confidential, but I'll share what I can here

Success Stories
“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
“We worked with Xander to crystallize the vision of a software health feature into a very specific realization that we were able to test against real users at the end of the design sprint. The structured approach to the Design Sprint meant we made real timely progress against goals, and had the variety to keep people engaged. The design of the process also prevents single voices or viewpoints dominating early in the exploration, and meant we had meaningful contributions from all team members. I’d highly recommend it as a way to move from ideas to concrete testable product concept prototypes.”
Conor Henegan
Lead Research Scientist
Fitbit
“I’ve been doing Design Thinking and Deep Dive workshops for years (with IDEO and as the head of the Innovation team for GS). The Design Sprint led by Xander was one of the most impactful experiences that I’ve encountered. We moved thinking and prototypes along so quickly and effectively in just a matter of a couple days. It was really inspiring and impressive. Xander’s understanding and experience with the Design Sprint was so comprehensive, that he was able to adapt to changes/curveballs from our team on the fly. It was truly impressive.”
Sungene Ryang
Executive Innovation Officer, GS Labs
Former Associate Partner, IDEO
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Jake Knapp
Inventor of the Design Sprint
“Whenever a CEO needs outside help with a Design Sprint, I tell them ‘talk to Xander’. I trust his work. His skillset is unique—not only is he a fantastic designer and facilitator, but he also has experience as a startup founder, so he knows how to get at what really matters.”

About Xander

I’m a digital product designer and Google Ventures Design Sprint facilitator based in Silicon Valley.  I have 10 years of experience in tech, from founding a startup that was acquired by Google to designing and launching new products for millions of users on the Google Maps and Gmail teams.

Today, I help companies align teams and build better products faster using Design Sprints. I was trained by the inventor of the method Jake Knapp. Companies like Twitter, Adobe, and Fitbit hire me to coach them on the right way to effectively use Design Sprints and guide their teams through the process.