Product Design Senior Manager
"We helped create a product and experience that champions Drinkworks®’ brand values."
I am a Product Design Senior Manager and was part of Drinkworks®’ external “internal design” team, comprised of industrial designers, user experience and interface designers, brand designers, mechanical engineers and go-to-market strategists. Drinkworks is a beverage innovation company that designed, prototyped and launched the Home Bar, a new-to-the-world cocktail system. Through close collaboration with client product and engineering teams, we were able to create a product and experience that reflects Drinkworks’ brand values and that resonates with the target consumer.
As the project lead, my contributions spanned design direction on the creative output through technical oversight on interactions, touchpoints, usability and ergonomics, all while facilitating client output. I work in a studio where we prototype and deliver hardware to help companies reach customers and enter new markets. I oversee the experience design group on everything from supporting business development to delivering excellence to clients, while supporting the mental, emotional and physical well-being of my team.
Our team included Business Strategy Senior Manager Kiara Barrett, who led the go-to-market strategy team; Senior Strategy Executive Andy Corr, who led the team’s strategy work; and Engineering Services Manager Lee Powers, who handled the hardware engineering design of the product.
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Every day is new and different. You may find me working with a client on location or with the Accenture team, contributing to design ideas, sketching and brainstorming, reviewing technical approaches, creating mockups and prototypes and even modeling a concept in computer-aided design (CAD).
What I like most about working at Accenture is the people. With the diverse perspectives and varied levels of expertise within the organization, we can take on challenges of any size.
Outside of work, I spend my time with family, whether that is cheering at my kids’ games or eating the delicious food my wife cooks. You also might find me in the garden or working on house projects.
"With the diverse perspectives and varied levels of expertise at Accenture, we can take on challenges of any size."
Be empathetic and design with the human in mind. Be iterative in the way you work, to understand, design, test and learn.