Buzz Usborne
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I’m Buzz, a British/Australian Principal Designer working remotely from a small town in rural NSW, Australia. I coach design teams, advise startups and occasionally talk publicly about solving tough design problems. I love helping designers find their groove.

My design team (I’m the older one) My design team

Through a career of designing and managing, I’ve found that I’m at my best when I’m helping others succeed. Today I do that through building design processes, running workshops, speaking and mentoring.

As a designer, I’m passionate about solving tough customer problems by combining thoughtful research, clever technology and beautiful design. I’ve previously contributed to, and led design teams at Buildkite, Help Scout, Atlassian, Campaign Monitor, Skype, Sendle and a number of start-ups and agencies in Europe and Australia. The teams and connections I’ve built are the highlight of my career.

In 2008 I founded Prevue, a design presentation tool used by over 40,000 design agencies to share concepts and gather client feedback — a company I built and led to acquisition in 2018. During that time I learned to code, honed my visual skills and came to understand the importance of business in design.

Before designing for a living, I was a competitive sailor and coach. I taught all ages and abilities whilst also participating in a number of internationally recognized events. My mind is never too far from the ocean, and I appreciate the importance of a healthy work/life balance. So when I’m not online, you’ll find me outdoors with my wife and two boys — swimming, riding motorbikes or exploring.

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