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Lucas Smith (and my boys at the beach)

That's me with my sons - I'm a Designer and a bit of a computer hippie.

I'm a Design Technologist and Manager of Design Tools at Airbnb. Previously I was a Product Designer at Earnest1 in San Francisco, a Fellow at IDEO CoLab, and I am a Bridge Alumni. I aim to amplify human abilities with computers; the fidelity of my work is always in flux (I write lots of code2).

I was on a panel discussing design systems and the underlying tools my team is building at SF Design Week in 2018. I was a guest on an episode of Design Details - they are awesome, inclusive people.

I have a software patent related to mobile location (spoiler alert, it is a boring read). I practice mindfulness meditation daily. If you want to know more feel free to get in touch.

  • 1 Earnest was aquired in 2017.
  • 2 I have a degree in CS and 13 years of professional experience as a designer.