From: Mikael Westman
Subject: A quick intro

I am a Swedish product designer based in New York City. My work is driven by a curiosity for improving my craft and this pale blue dot we call home. I build functional and thus beautiful products by translating human frustrations and needs into business and engineering decisions, from prototype to shipped product and further iterations.

After 5 great years at Square I am on a sabbatical for the remainder of 2018; travelling and enjoying the simple things.

Email mikael@wst.mn and tell me to get back to work.

From joining the Square's NYC design team in 2013 to leaving in 2018 I was on the journey that took Square from start-up, via an IPO, to become one of the fastest growing tech companies on the market.

At Square I implemented scalable design systems that translates across products, devices, and platforms, as well as created and improved product features for Square Point of Sale and Square for Restaurants. All done with collaboration across teams and timezones, impacting hundred thousands of customers worldwide.

To say the least, the last 5 years have been lined with learnings, obstacles, and rewards.

I am now on a sabbatical until the end of the year but I am already looking for new challanges ahead. Although based in New York City, I am open to relocate or work remotely.

Send me an email and let's talk more. I'm also on Linkedin.