Marcs Wilkinson

Marcs Wilkinson

Product Design Lead in Hamburg, He/Him/His

We're hiring a PRODUCT DESIGNER at Phrase for a 6-mo mat leave cover. Details on LinkedIn →…

4 months ago


Research and designer doing crafts



Reusable cable crimps for brake and shifter cables, designed by me and printed by you


Open-source collection of 3D print ready sewing notions and bits.

Side Projects


Irregular archive of playgrounds and public spaces.


The world's first open-source, additive-enabled modular mountain bike shoes. Certified open source hardware OSHWA #CA000005

Work Experience

2024 — Now

Leading all facets of product related design at Phrase

  • Product design

  • User research

  • Content design

  • Design systems

Our design organization supports 4 departments (AI, Automations & Integrations, String Management, TMS & CAT) in iteratively building our leading suite of powerful localization tools (including Phrase TMS, Phrase Strings, and more).

2021 — Now

Growing and leading product design for Phrase. Navigating product through a major rebrand (two establish leaders become one), spinning up products into a combined product suite (Phrase Suite)

2021 — 2021
Hamburg, Germany

Supporting the Workflows team to improve the editor experience for managers and translators.

  • Structured a new documentation system for end-to-end user research
  • Developed a searchable research insights database
  • Facilitated a workshop to define shared design principles
2018 — 2020

Our analytics webapp & services brought data to bare on software development, helping fortune 500 organizations to measure and improve code quality, process and tech debt.

2017 — 2018
Burnaby, BC, Canada

Developing applications and implementations of textile wearables with novel thread-like stretch sensors in the MENRVA Research Group inside a leading applied research university.

2016 — 2017
Richmond, BC, Canada

Inaugural member of a research group exploring food though the lens of Design. Exploring sustainable food systems, we developed a proposal to encourage resilience through purposeful food hubs.

2016 — 2016
Vancouver, BC

Assistant to designer Sholto Scruton producing custom furniture in Vancouver. Optimizing CAD models to create technical drawings of components and assemblies. Prep, construction and finishing of furniture in the workshop.



N+ bike shoe selected as a finalist in this international competition


N+ bike shoe chosen as semi-finalist for the Anything Goes category. Awarded $1000 for further development.


2013 — 2017
Richmond, BC, Canada

User-centered design program with an emphasis on softgoods, technical apparel and outdoor products.

2015 — 2015
Industrial Design at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)
Basel, Switzerland

Exchange semester

2008 — 2010
Diploma in Business Administation - General Management at Camosun College
Victoria, BC, Canada