I am a strategic design leader, entrepreneur, and advisor. I’ve built and led globally distributed teams for world class products, services and brands.
Book me for advisory or coaching work.

Big Companies

Samsung NEXT
eBay inc.
BMW | Designworks

Start Ups

Quokka Sports
Pulse Entertainment


Years of Experience

Hi! I'm Dane Howard

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.”

Lao Tzu

LinkedIn Profile

My professional profile and work experience.

Instructor / Speaker

Since 2005, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Lynda.com and Stanford University to help the next generation of designers and product designers. I also speak around the world on design and culture transformation.


Principal, Founder of Dane Howard Studio


‘The Future of Memories” Peachpit Press 2003

Photographer & Traveler

Photography from the street and travels…


Building & Managing Remote & Distributed Teams. I’ve Hired and grown Distributed teams across 15 timezones, including Israel, UK, Ukraine, NYC, SF, and Seattle. Increased hiring velocity at Amazon by 167% through Distributed hiring approach.

Average CSAT

I’m thrilled that customers love our products and services. At Amazon, I led the Voice of the Customer Program and maintained an average 4.7 out of 5 for Customer Satisfaction while increasing utilization from 35% to 74%. Our registration completion rate was 93%.

Trained Facilitators

During the Pandemic, I trained our team of designers, product managers, researchers and operations on Remote Workshop Facilitation. This led to over 85 Remote Workshops, kickoffs, and Design sprints conducted between 2020-2022.

Lives Shaped

Since 1998, I have personally managed over 175 lives and careers. Over 500+ designers and researchers have been shaped by the work and mentorship I’ve had the privilege to shape.

I take this very seriously.

My Visual Journey line

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2017  Honoree
Financial Services / Banking

2017 / Yellow Pencil
Digital Design / Service Design / 

2017 / Service Design Award