Embracing the Chaos
Designer Advocate, Figma
Thomas is a Designer Advocate at Figma, where he spends his time working closely with some of the most innovative design teams—helping them scale their workflows through design systems and improved collaboration. Throughout this time he has developed workshops, best-practice content, managed betas, and leveraged his experience to act as a conduit between users and product development. He is particularly interested in the interplay between designers, developers, and pursuit of a shared understanding between across all who influence the design. Previously he held senior roles designing enterprise software at OpenText and over the last 15 years has worked in a variety of different design positions ranging from product to marketing & brand. In each and every role he’s also managed to write a considerable amount of front-end code. Born and raised in the GTA, Thomas currently lives with his wife and identical twin sons in Milton, ON. When not designing he can found be found cycling or building furniture/woodworking.