Temi has never been great at talking in the third person ٭

As a design leader, I strongly value creating supportive and open teams, building strong partnerships with my cross-functional team and developing  strategic direction and vision that is holistic and thoughtful.

I was previously a Product Design Manager at Instagram, helping retailers achieve their business goals and enabling buyers be inspired by amazing brands and products they’ll love.
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Collaboration in all directions
Giving trust
Before Instagram, I was a UX Manager at Shopify, working on Shop app. At Shop, I worked across two key product areas (Growth and Merchant), each consisting of several R&D teams. Together with my cross-functional leadership peers in both areas, I was responsible for setting overall direction, the health of our teams and scaling our orgs.

Prior to Shop, I was Director of Design at Blinkist, where I took the design team from 0 to 14. I established 3 teams within Design: Product Design, Visual Communication and Research and lead the managers of those teams. I also established the standards and processes that created a supportive culture and a high standard of design excellence and quality.

As my career has evolved, the types of challenges that I solve have evolved with it. The depth and scale of these challenges are often more abstract, complex and ambiguous touching not only design but people, business and culture.  

The constant thread is my passion for fundamentally understanding the why behind these varied and multifaceted problems and finding thoughtful ways to solve for them.

Despite being a bona fide introvert, I enjoy public speaking. I've given talks about a range of things, like strengthening your intuition with data and finding your voice as a leader. I occasionally write about design and leadership, too.


° Leading Design, Nov 2023
° HATCH, Oct 2023 Video
° UX Fest London, June 2021
° Leading Design, March 2021
° IxDA Berlin, April 2019 Video
° Berlin Service Experience Camp, Nov 2018 Video
° MobiConf, Oct 2018 Video
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