Hi, I’m Damon Bakun — a multi-disciplinary Designer and Design Director living in San Jose, CA. My work includes product design, user experience design, strategy, art direction and creative direction.

During my career, I’ve worked with internal design teams at Fortune 500 companies (among them, PayPal and Unilever) and contracted with service design and interactive consultancies (Fjord, 360i, MRM and The Science Project). I’ve also worked with global retail brands on everything from package design to in-store experiences to mobile e-commerce solutions (Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Scott Kay and Armani Exchange). 

As a Designer, I focus on end-to-end problem solving that balances customer needs, business strategy, function and finally, form. I also work on new product concepts and have filed various patents in the last two years.

As a Design Director, I partner with cross functional leaders to develop and hone business strategies. In parallel,  I work with my team to execute thoughtful, scalable and world class solutions that realize the strategy through product and brand experiences. 

I currently live and work in San Jose, California where I lead an eight person team that is responsible for PayPal’s Global Design System. My life outside of design includes being a husband and doggy dad, snowboarding relatively well, playing guitar relatively crappy, and generally being enthusiastic about trying new things. 

Portfolio and case studies available by appointment.