About Me

My name is Stephan, ‘Steven’ spelt the fancy way, and I am a product designer that has a passion for finding simple solutions to complex problems using a human centered and data driven approach.

I graduated from UC San Diego in 2018 with a BS in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). For the past two years I’ve worked as the lead product designer at Kast, designing a digital watch party experience across desktop/web, Android, iOS, and TV platforms. I joined the ground floor of the startup, initially working as the sole designer under the mentorship of our CXO, Elina Ollila. During my time I've done end-to-end design work across all platforms, co-led our data efforts, supported roadmap planning, managed and mentored our junior designers, led workshops to promote product ownership across teams, helped grow our community from 500 members to over 3 million, and lots lots more!

When I’m not working, you can typically find me outdoors enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather. I love to rock climb, hike with my pup, and surf. I also enjoy building personal projects in react or playing PC games with friends.