Stephen M. Walker II
- Head of Product & Design
- New York, NY
Stephen is an entrepreneur and digital product leader, currently building health and fitness mobile apps at Freeletics. His team of product managers, product designers, content strategists, and researchers are tackling behavior change, community, health, and gamification- all while scaling the Freeletics platform.
Prior to joining Freeletics in December 2017, Stephen directed Human-Centered Design and Research at Amazon, solving international user experience problems.
Over the past sixteen years, he provided creative direction, product design, and digital strategy for brands such as Amazon, AT&T, Bandai Namco Games, Capital One, Disney, Microsoft, Oberto, and Symantec. He founded three companies, including Smoov, a UX Design boutique providing consulting services for web, mobile, and gaming platforms.
Outside of the office, you might find him traveling, taking photos, or directing short films. His travel photography is featured worldwide and sold commercially over the years through retailers such as Urban Outfitters and Woot.com.
Head of Product & Design at Freeletics
2017 – Present München, Germany
Leading a team of PMs, product designers, content strategists, researchers, and design technologists tackling behaviour change, gamification, and scaling design across multiple platforms.
Manager, Global Experience Design at Amazon
2016 – 2017 Seattle, WA
Directed digital human-centered design and research for international retail expansion. Launched Prime Now Singapore, Amazon Australia, and over twenty global features.
Product Design Manager at Capital One
2014 – 2016 Seattle, WA
Design leadership for Seattle office.
Senior Interaction Design Lead at AT&T
2008 – 2014 Seattle, WA
Founder & Director of User Experience at Smoov
2003 – 2012 Seattle, WA
Founded boutique agency. Directed design, research, and development for websites and web applications, console video games, and mobile apps. Provided user experience design and research for 2Advanced, AT&T, Disney, Namco/Bandai, Symantec, and more.
Product Designer at Onehub
2008 – 2008 Seattle, WA
Mobile Product Designer at Microsoft
2006 – 2007 Redmond, WA
Best in Industry Portfolio Builder, StockBrokers.com
Best Business Site and Mobile Experience, American Business Awards
Site of the Day, CSS Site Awards
Design DNA Speaker
Designit München, Germany
Why Your Design Sprints Always End In Tears Panel
SxSW Austin, TX