The past 15 years have given me the opportunity to work in design leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies, to run boutique design studios, to teach at universities and work on design related socially conscious civic initiatives here in the Pacific Northwest.
On larger scales, this has meant building and leading 70 person design teams spanning 3 continents and on more intimate scales I’ve lead cross-disciplinary student groups in design explorations of homelessness and equity in Seattle.

2015-2017 I’ve also served on the full-time design faculty at the University of Washington, serving as the main instructor in the premier Masters in Human Computer Interaction and Design program (MHCID).

Recent consulting projects have focused on coaching design management teams as their companies grow and also using design thinking to address civic issues that have resulted from Seattle's rapid growth.

My design work is emboldened by my background as a fine artist, musician, writer, educator and psychologist, creating an unusually broad lens within which to lead explorations.

I love hearing about what other design thinkers and creatives are up to, and am available for select mentoring, coaching and design leadership endeavors.

You can learn more about my professional background here

Feel free to reach out to me: Justin(at symbol)tellous(dot)com

   

Tellous LLC - Seattle, Washington