Colin Dunn

Colin Dunn

Designer in San Francisco Bay Area


Dream big, start small.

Work Experience

2022 — Now
CEO & Co-Founder at Visual Electric
San Francisco Bay Area

Designing tools that augment human creativity. Exploring generative AI.

2021 — 2022
San Francisco

Universe allows anyone to build a custom website or online store in seconds — without code, all from a phone. We are empowering a new economy of creators to launch businesses, pursue their passions, and turn their dreams into reality.

I lead our 12 person design team, which includes product design and brand design.

2016 — 2021
San Francisco

Led product design at Playspace and Navigator. Playspace is an all-in-one virtual meeting room, designed for creative teams. Navigator brings collaborative agendas, files, notes and action items to every meeting on your calendar.

2014 — 2016
San Francisco

Product designer on Paper, Carousel, Badge, and Mailbox. Worked on emerging products as part of a small, design-led research and development group. Also embedded in cross-functional product teams.

2012 — 2013
Menlo Park

Product designer working on Graph Search. I prototyped user interface concepts and presented regularly to leadership. Worked closely with engineering and product management to explore product concepts and implement designs.

2012 — 2012
Baltimore, Maryland

Exobrain is a brainstorming & mind mapping tool. This was my senior thesis project while studying at MICA.

2010 — 2012

Graphic Design apprenticeship with Abbott Miller. Worked on Guggenheim identity project, editorial illustrations for the New York Times, environmental graphics, exhibition design, and wayfinding for the Barnes Foundation, and website design and development for 2wice Arts Foundation.

2012 — 2012
New York City

Ed-tech startup. Collaboration software for students and teachers. Our product attracted more than 100k students and professors from Ivy League colleges in the first year. I worked on product, marketing and brand until company was acquired by Noodle.


2008 — 2012

Graphic Design undergraduate program. Graduated with honors. Recipient of Leo Burnett Award for Design Excellence.