My name is, Max Miner
Award winning leader in strategic design and systems thinking (UX/CX).
Consultant. Leader. Designer. Systems thinker. Innovator. Artist. Entrepreneur.
I work with executive businesses leaders to design influence, impact and integrity through modern, holistic, human-centered products, services, experiences and business systems.
LOCATION — In Austin, Texas (available for travel and/or remote working)
AVAILABILITY — I am available for new opportunities in Strategic Design Consulting and/or freelance UX/CX Director roles. Open to full/part time and available to travel if required.
What I Do
Strategic Experience Design & Systems Thinking
Designing influence, impact & integrity - crafting holistic experiences at the crossroads of strategy, design, technology and business.
I lead teams and vision to design influence, impact and integrity across holistic product, service and business ecosystems for modern consumer-first brands and startups.
Proven expertise leading teams and organizations from vision to execution.
Professional experience in creative design, branding, and fine art.
Crafting human-centered products and experiences in UX/CX design.
Managing teams and leading design for organizations.
Strategic Design Consultant,
Freelance | Austin, TX
Group Experience Design Director,
72andSunny | Los Angeles, CA
Director of CX Strategy
RED Interactive Agency | Los Angeles, CA
Associate Creative Director, Experience Design (UX)
R/GA (embedded at Google) | San Francisco, CA
UX Design Director
72andSunny | Los Angeles, CA
Senior Experience Designer
Team One | Los Angeles, CA
Brands I’ve Worked With
Personal & Freelance Work
Passions & Side Hustles
A collection of digital and physical design projects including graphic, web, packaging, print and industrial design work, both paid and personal.
C O M I N G S O O N . . .
Work with me.
I am always open to hearing about new projects, opportunities, collaborations, etc. please don’t hesitate to reach out to connect.
I am currently accepting inquiries for consulting opportunities in strategic design, UX/CX leadership, and any other interesting new design challenges.
I rely on a deep network of trusted collaborators and expert partners to execute anything from strategic concept ideation and proof of concept to large scale global design and brand systems.
My rates vary depending on the task, timing, and opportunity cost - please reach out if you would like to get a custom rate/proposal.
If you would like to know more about my work history and resume, please connect on LinkedIn and/or get in touch.
On My Mind…
A small list of big ideas currently making waves in my brain.
“The art of steering.” Action-oriented systems design thinking and theory for understanding and architecting influence, impact and interaction across human, organizational, and technological ecosystems.
The way people consume entertainment is constantly in flux, so the laws must adapt quickly. Harris Ingram strives to anticipate these changes so you can focus more on creating the performance of a lifetime.
Automation is coming but many designers lack a true working knowledge of the programming and thinking behind automated algorithms, workflows and intelligent efficiency. Tools like AppleScript, Automator, Shortcuts and others provide simple ways to automate faster, more accurate design processes.
Cryptocurrency has had a rollercoaster of a ride but blockchain isn’t going anywhere. From understanding the nature of trustful systems to creating new transparency and self-executing contracts - blockchain is a key building block in the future of business.
A.I. & Machine Learning
The age of intelligence is here. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are quickly democratizing the ability to scale, personalize and automate work that once required teams of people to manage. Intelligence will be in everything and we need to deeply understand its design to ensure a positive future for everyone.
Systems underly everything in the world around us yet a grasp of basic systems thinking methodologies, philosophies and principles is broadly lacking even in the UX/Product design community. I am working to develop a deeper systems vocabulary spanning beyond user-centric interactions to include mechanic, organizational, social, chemical and cognitive systems.