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Shawn Sprockett

Principle Designer, Airbnb

San Francisco

Shawn Sprockett is a Principal Designer at Airbnb, Design Advisor to Axiom Zen, and a Lead Instructor at General Assembly. His work has spanned a wide breadth of industries over the last ten years, from Victoria's Secret to Google-backed startups. He has trained under legendary designers, like Milton Glaser and Stefan Sagmeister. He's also been a part of big business transformations like Conde Nast's shift to mobile publications and IBM's implementation of design-thinking at scale.

Shawn has an MFA in Design + Entrepreneurship from the School of Visual Arts. Lately, he's been working on projects that intersect microinteractions, behavioral psychology, and mobile patterns. He recently spoke at SXSW 2015 on "Design Perspectives on Meaningful Choice."

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