Peter Lewis
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Peter Lewis

Product Designer in Metro DC Area

Our 🗓️ DateStamp widget for Figma / FigJam passed 22,000 users in more than a hundred countries! It’s been gratifying to see this simple tool help so many people keep track of iterations and plan work with their teams.

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7 months ago

About

🏡 Aspiring neighbor, 💪 interdisciplinary product designer, 🚀 frontier tech explorer, 🧰 tools/workflow enthusiast, ✍🏻 writer.

Work Experience

2022 — Now
Principal Product Designer at Evernorth
Remote
2022 — 2022
Remote

Lead end-to-end designer and team lead for Ignite's flagship consumer product to make the benefits of eco-friendly blockchain experiences more safe, understandable, and welcoming for everyone. Shipped new features, brought focus and scalability to product strategy foundations, and mentored the design team in design + strategy methods, resulting in stronger cross-functional partnerships, accelerated workflows, and improved user feedback.

2016 — 2022
McLean, VA / Remote

Defined, improved, and launched consumer mobile and web platforms / products / features at scale as lead designer and team leader. Mentored and trained numerous designers now in thriving leadership roles. Played foundational leadership, operational, and educational roles in establishing Capital One’s industry-leading product design and strategy practice.

2014 — 2016
McLean, VA

Designed anchor web and mobile experiences for flagship products to help customers confidently understand and manage their money. Trained and led cross-functional teams to envision and build validated digital product experiences. Introduced new frameworks, methods, and tools to improve collaboration and quality across the company.

2013 — 2014
Design Strategist + Communication Design Lead (Associate) at Booz Allen
McLean, VA

Played foundational design strategy practitioner, leadership, business development, communications, and educational roles to launch Booz Allen's human-centered design and innovation consultancy with a select interdisciplinary team trained by Frog Design and the Austin Center for Design (AC4D).

2010 — 2013
Communication Design Lead + Creative / Art Director (Senior Consultant) at Booz Allen
McLean, VA

Designer and creative / art director of numerous award-winning communication and branding projects for digital media and print. Director, producer, writer, cinematographer, composer, and motion designer for award-winning videos.

2010 — 2012
Independent Filmmaker at Utter East Films

Created The Camera short film, earning 375,000+ views, 18 film festival selections, a Best of Fest win, a screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre, distribution deals, and features on some of the most influential independent filmmaking and photography websites.

Side Projects

2023

DateStamp+ is a small but powerful sticker-widget for FigJam and Figma that makes it easy (and fun) to keep track of iterations as your work evolves—now with all new 🗓️ date formats, 🎨 colors, an 🐘 XL size, and the coveted 🏆 Done stamp.

2023

StatusStamp is the easiest and most beautiful tool to keep track of your work’s status, crafted with scrupulous attention to detail by the designer / developer duo that brought you the community hit DateStamp widget.

2023

A better cover template for publishing plugins, widgets, and community files on Figma community.

This template uses layout grids (missing in Figma's frame presents), clearly indicating the safe area to avoid unintended cutoff in thumbnail view), and a 12 × 6 grid to help you structure your design.

2023

A component library (free for now) to help teams rapidly design interactive low-fi prototypes, in order to get directional feedback from users and stakeholders and align on architectural design.

This isn't a "wireframing kit" so much as a set of patterns specifically designed to prompt the right level of directional feedback for concept testing, research stimulus, and user + stakeholder feedback, based on years of observing what works best in qualitative research and 0–1 product development.

2023

PromptKit is a set of cards that help you frame and focus your design iteration and feedback with your team.

2023

Redesigned my personal website to better reflect my experience and expertise.

2011

Earned a Best of Fest award, 18 film festival selections, and features on highly influential filmmaking and photography websites

Speaking

2018
Design as Citizenship at UX Week
San Francisco

Writing

2022

A collection of my poetry

2020

A product definition and strategy framework to help people working on product teams focus their vision, rally their team, and unlock their strategic influence. Adopted by numerous product teams at Capital One and elsewhere, taught as graduate-level course material at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

2018

Empowering teams define outcome-based roles that help them differentiate and grow without competing

2018

How I learned to overthink a bit less and learn by doing

2013

Helping teams find space for meaningful innovation. Included as class reading at the Stanford d.school and other universities.

Awards

2011
18 Film Festival Selections

Film festival selections for my short film, THE CAMERA

2011
Best of Fest from Fandana Film Festival

Awarded for my magical realist short film THE CAMERA

Features

2023

Is the Apple Watch Really Worth Your Time? The Ultimate Review.

2011

Feature on the web's premiere short film site

Volunteering

2017 — 2017
Video Director / Editor / Composer at Tokyo Mission
Northern VA

Wrote, produced, and directed fundraising video for Tokyo Mission (a church organization focused on community outreach in Toyosu, Japan)

2002 — 2015
Band Leader at Church
Northern VA

Led numerous teams of 5–10 musicians of various levels of experience, trained beginning musicians, created arrangements, planned and led portions of large corporate meetings with ~1000 attendees

Education

2018 — 2018
Darden Executive Education Certificate, Power & Leadership at University of Virginia (UVA) Darden School of Business
Charlottesville, VA
2018 — 2018
Emerging Leader Development Program at Capital One University

Team & Organizational Leadership

2016 — 2016
Service Design Training at Adaptive Path
McLean, VA
2012 — 2013
Design Thinking Practitioner Program at Austin Center for Design (AC4D)
McLean, VA
2002 — 2006
Bachelor of Arts at George Mason University

BA in Art & Visual Technology, Music Minor

Certifications

2018
Darden Executive Education Certificate, Power & Leadership: Getting Below the Surface, Organizational Leadership from University of Virginia (UVA) Darden School of Business
2013
Design Thinking Practitioner Program from Austin Center for Design (AC4D)

Studied design research and experience strategy under design leader, educator, and author Jon Kolko (Frog Design)

Contact

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