Spencer Thurston

Spencer Thurston

Lead Product Designer in San Francisco, He/Him


I help companies design complex systems, conduct user research, and develop product strategy at scale.

Work Experience

2022 — Now
Vice Chairman, Board of Advisors at Blue Valley School District

Advising senior teaching staff on learning curriculum for design, marketing, & technology.

2021 — Now
San Francisco

Design lead for home feed. Previously led design on the shopping team.

2020 — 2021
San Francisco

Senior product designer on the Merchant Experience team. Postmates has been acquired by Uber.

2018 — 2020
Los Angeles

1st product designer. Designed the core match play experience with founding team and then went on to lead design on growth. PlayVS is the leading provider of leagues, scheduling, and infrastructure for the fastest-growing amateur, collegiate, and high school sport in the world - esports.

2017 — 2018
New York City

Led design and product management. Worked with CEO to define product strategy, design new product experiences, lead development cycles, and recruit.

2014 — 2017
Designer at Sthn
Kansas City

Created a variety of digital products, design systems, brand identities, and websites in partnership with studios like Lifted logic, Blacksmith, PDG+Creative, Moon Studios, and more.

2015 — 2016
UI Designer at Talentsity
Los Angeles

Worked with CEO to design an MVP for an iOS analytics tool for enterprise employee engagement. Partnered with engineering leads to implement a design system to expedite building new product experiences.


San Francisco

User research can be intimidating - but it doesn't have to be. Learn basic research principles, methodologies, & practical tips on how to build a process that allows your design team to consistently uncover impactful insights.


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