John Meguerian

John Meguerian

Product Design Manager in Brooklyn, NY, He/Him/His


Currently leading the design systems team at Squarespace, John is a generalist design leader with expertise across the "full stack" of product design — from clarifying complex ecosystems and business needs to executing prototypes and production software in code.

His current focus at Squarespace is building tools and processes that enable a coherent platform experience. In other words, the "instruction manuals" to the classic design systems "lego bricks." He has also led onboarding, education and cross-team collaboration to drive new user success, and built new tools for brick & mortar business owners.

Previously John worked in Experience Strategy and Design at R/GA, building products and tech-enabled consumer experiences for the world's biggest brands.

When not drawing rectangles on screen, he’s a passionate home cook, restaurant goer, and lover of interior design, science fiction, and hikes – especially ones that end at a great place to eat.

Work Experience

2014 — 2015
Senior Brand & Interaction Strategist at ROAR
2012 — 2015
Strategist at Rosetta



Design files aren't a final product, they're a communication tool. My talk addresses how to be a better communicator with your product team and how to optimize your design process for making working software not just pretty mockups.

Side Projects


A bakers math calculator for that pandemic sourdough.


A set of tools to help product designers with frustrating or repetitive tasks. Coded by hand in React and Typescript.


2008 — 2012
Certificate, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
2008 — 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology at Northwestern University
Evanston, IL



Squarespace Product Design