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Derek Tarnow


New York

I’m a user-centered designer who enjoys working at the intersection of design, technology, business, and people to help organizations implement insight-driven methods for innovation.

After earning a bachelor's in Computer Science, I began my career as a visual designer and sought to learn more meaningful design processes – with the user at the center. While pursuing master’s degrees in Human-Centered Design and Business, I co-founded and managed a crowdfunded consumer-facing startup, which was acquired by a global consumer electronics company. Thereafter, I continued my passion for designing and launching user-centered experiences born out of ethnographic research via internal and consulting positions, from startups to large corporations.

With a background that spans tech, product design, entrepreneurship, and research, I enjoy solving complex problems with a multi-disciplinary, agile, human-centered approach.


Master of Design – Institute of Design, IIT; MBA – Stuart School of Business, IIT; BS in Computer Science – George Washington University

What Inspires Me

Problem solving, traveling to new destinations, diversity, great lighting, my family, and a perfect cup of tea.