Tim Wantland is a product designer, inventor, and creative leader. He believes great design is invisible and in order to achieve it, technology should be woven into products with the purpose of augmenting human goals. He also believes the craft of storytelling is the way to achieve the qualities of invisibility. Read more︎︎︎


Tim specializes in interaction design for consumer Artificial Intelligence products, operating systems, multiscreen platforms, and physical environments. As a creative leader of multi-disciplinary teams, Tim embeds design as a competitive advantage to create desirable, user-centric products. As a team lead, Tim enables inclusive work environments that foster innovation to solve meaningful problems. As a design lead, Tim is experimental and leads through making. He uses modern design methods and storytelling techniques to innovate in a human-centered way.


His current role at Google focuses on the intersection of design strategy, advanced technology, and business. Tim leads a team on Workspace to define the future of productivity. Previously, Tim led new technology investigations for Android resulting in some of the most celebrated features relied on today by billions of users. He holds 50+ patents from his work in design and technology.


With a background in Industrial Design and Architecture, he’s worked on a wide variety of projects from consumer products to museum exhibits, spatial planning, and now cross-device digital services. Before Google, Tim worked at Microsoft on Robotics, Windows, Translation, AR, Maps and the Home of the Future. He started his career consulting for organizations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanley, MySpace, and IDSA.




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Tim lives in Pacifica, CA with his family where they explore the Northern California coastline. You can read more about Tim on LinkedIn or feel free to Contact him directly. You can check out past work in the Feed ︎.