hey there!
i'm kieran black

An Australian-American mentor, consultant and designer at LocalSearch, Lukibear, Vidy, APN (Now HT&E), AutoGuru & Designlab. I ♥︎ design tooling and have a passion for teaching design.

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I'm a big fan of Kieran's. During my time at Adobe and InVision he has energetically provided astute and invaluable feedback that has impacted key products. Over and over again he demonstrated a deep knowledge and command of design process and collaborative workflows. Kieran knows how to get stuff done when big and complex teams are involved. He would be an asset to any design team.
Charles Pearson
UX Research Manager, Dropbox
At Lukibear, we had the pleasure of having Kieran on our design team. We needed a passionate, reliable person, someone who shared our workflow and vision. A designer obsessed over every detail and able to iterate through the product in very fast release cycles. Thanks to his self-organisation, we always kept a transparent communication with the customer and never missed a deadline.
Luca Orio
Design Systems Lead, Netflix
Kieran was a dedicated mentor that was instrumental in my design career. During my time at Designlab, he provided me with honest, valuable feedback on my work and always encouraging in each session we had. He was a passionate and supportive designer who was always willing to share his professional experiences for me to have the knowledge to develop with confidence in my own career. Kieran is one of a kind and mentor I highly recommend him!
Jason Lopez
UX Designer, H&R Block
Kieran was a fantastic mentor throughout my time at Designlab. He provided helpful, actionable feedback on my work, and challenged me to think more deeply about the design process. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, which he was always eager to share during our sessions. Not only that, he is very empathetic and encouraging. Since landing my first full-time design role, I frequently refer back to our discussions and resources he shared. I’m so grateful for Kieran’s mentorship in the early stages of my design career!
Yumi Morii
Product Designer, Kinsa
Design Systems
years experience
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