Hi, I’m Damon Bakun — a Designer and Design Director with over 16 years of combined experience in service design, user experience design, product design, brand and marketing.
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 (a social video payments service U.S. P3207US1, a fund raising platform for athletes U.S. P3167US1 and a biometric enabled automobile payments system U.S. P3274US1).
As a Design Director, I empower my team to create thoughtful, scalable and elegant solutions to real problems.
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.
Portfolio and case studies available by appointment.