Colin Owens


I Have worked for organizations large and small on projects that range from product inception to organizational transformation to feature enhancement.

Equally adept individual contributor and manager in mixed discipline groups across many types of organizations.

Specialize in design systems. Taught design systems at RISD for 5 years and developed courses in data visualization, dynamic media, information architecture, and sense-based design for several academic institutions.

Raised $1 Million in 2009 as founder for entertainment technology company Shapemix, the first cloud-based audio mixing program for the iPad.

Google / Stackdriver

Lead Designer for Google Stackdriver. Designed application dashboards, configuration, tabular information and onboarding screens. Designed dataviz components for Google Cloud Platform. Worked with researchers and fellow designers to integrate monitoring experience across product lines.

Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster. It is natively integrated with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and popular open source packages. Stackdriver provides a wide variety of metrics, dashboards, alerting, log management, reporting, and tracing capabilities.


Principal Product Designer. Led UX as a design and research team of one. Created component library, including configuration, data display and visualization methods.

Pixability is a video advertising technology company that helps media professionals deliver outstanding campaign performance across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pixability’s revolutionary approach unites the most advanced targeting capabilities, dynamic campaign optimization, and rich performance and audience insights to deliver the most effective video advertising campaigns on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Chief Product Officer and founder of Series A entertainment product startup.

Managed Boston office comprised of software developers, designers, and content production. Set the strategy and schedule for product design and development. Also designed and coded the UI.

Shapemix was a music mixing platform for the iPad and iPhone and a web audio player. Shapemix was featured in, Billboard, Mashable and other publications. A special version of the app was produced for Spin magazine for a music mixing contest featuring Skrillex, Tiesto and Digitalism.

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Other works

UX Design, Strategy, Information Architecture, Data Visualization, Visual Design, Design Research, Accessibility.

Experience facilitating workshops, conducting design sprints and producing proof-of-concepts and early state product vision demos.

Industries served: Publishing, Entertainment, Automotive, Education, Museum, Advertising & Marketing, Data / Analytics, Cloud / Developer Tools, Telecoms, Pharmaceutical, Financial, Health, Shipping / Logistics, Consumer Electronics, IoT, Government and IT.

Tools: Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, Adobe Suite, CSS / LESS, HTML, Javascript, and some JAVA, C, C# and objective C.

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Colin Owens