Randy is a seasoned advocate for empathy in product design, having spent 20 years promoting its importance. His passion and desire to help others succeed have been the driving force behind his creative journey. In 2013, Randy founded his first business, which gained recognition and venture capital for its innovative vision in the local merchant space, establishing him as a thought leader and aspiring angel investor.
Randy's UX/UI, Product Design, and entrepreneurship expertise have made him a sought-after speaker, having appeared as a panelist at prestigious events such as Research Park - the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Mobile Development Day, Tribeca Flashpoint, and Technori. In addition, Randy has redirected his product design and UX/UI strategies to empower his clients to become successful leaders in their respective industries.
Recognized for his contributions to the design community, Randy has earned a contributing author credit in the book Lift-Off! Practical Design Leadership to Elevate Your Team, Your Organization, and You, published by Rosenfeld Media. Randy also shares his wealth of knowledge as a lead instructor of user experience design at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Miami, Kansas State, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, helping bring in a new generation of creative talent by demonstrating his commitment to advancing the design field.
With a strong track record of achievements and a deep-rooted passion for empathy-driven product design, Randy continues to impact the innovation and entrepreneurial communities by helping others thrive and succeed.
Practical Design Leadership to Elevate Your Team, Your Organization, and You
Liftoff! is your guide to leveling up as a design manager and leader. Its experience-driven approach—written by designers for designers—will help you hire and scale teams, develop careers, learn why diversity matters to your business, and solidify design’s role in your organization. Liftoff! will elevate your skills to lead your team and company to new heights.
My creativity spans back to my younger years, emulating the comic strips of Charles Monroe "Sparky" Schulz of Peanuts fame. I now make it a mission to support the younger artist yearly during summer festivals and online auctions.