Adam Linden

Adam Linden

Senior Product Designer in Brooklyn, NY, He/Him

I'm a Software Designer based in New York City looking to build simple tools for the web again. I'm interested in design ethics and building useful solutions for connecting with others outside of traditional social networks that seem to be doing more harm than good.

Work Experience

2023 — Now

2023 - now
Leading design for Buyer experiences and AppX.

Leading design for Trust & Safety across our three teams.

  • Product Architecting highly technical areas of our platform with respect to payments, identity verification, protections, and seller tools.

  • Designer to Engineer ratio of 1:15 over the past year. Assisting in hiring and growth of our team.

2021 — 2022

Improving Seller experiences – Price Guide, Gear Collections, Seller Tools.

2020 — 2021
User Experience Designer/Researcher at Ann Taylor and LOFT
Manhattan, NY

Jan 2020 - Nov 2021. Worked across all feature teams to build new experiences for our sites. Helped to build and grow the Design System.

Live work: Quick Shop, Add to Bag, Checkout, Item Cards.

2017 — 2018
Brooklyn, NY

Developed internal design guidelines for consistency within the brand.

2013 — 2015
UX/UI Designer at
Ithaca, NY

Led the Product Design and User Experience Research with Ali Akhtar and Justin Zupnik, of the web and mobile apps — making it easier for people to find local music in Ithaca, NY.



A case study that delves into Search and Discovery for Bandcamp. How can design system updates reflect a more immersive experience across Bandcamp's ecosystem?

Side Projects

Scully's Den

Co-curated music and art space in Brooklyn, NY, supporting our local music community.


An Analysis of Technology’s Aid and Hindrance of Community in Local Music, Purchase College

This paper aims to explore the question: to what extent are music event services aiding niche markets of the music industry to achieve their goal of fostering community?


2017 — 2018
B.A. Arts Mgmt at SUNY Purchase
Harrison, NY

Senior Capstone Paper: “An Analysis of Technology’s Aid and Hindrance of Community in Local Music”

2015 — 2017
Psychoanalysis at Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

Took courses in Psychoanalysis and the Business of Art.

2013 — 2015
Emerging Media at Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

Park School of Communications + Computer Science.