Design the Future
January 19–20, 2016: Training
January 20–22, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA
Katie Dill

Katie Dill
Head of Experience Design, Airbnb

Website | @lil_dill

As the head of experience design at Airbnb, Katie Dill leads the designers defining Airbnb’s digital products and services. Katie is responsible for the people, processes, and structures that help the team craft high-quality experiences in the online and offline worlds.

Katie joined Airbnb from Greenstart Venture Design, where, as a partner and creative director, she worked with early stage startups to design user experience and brand strategies. Prior to Greenstart, as creative director at frog, Katie led strategic multidisciplinary design programs for companies including Intel, Disney, Samsung, Dolby, and Chase Bank.

Katie’s expertise includes interaction and industrial design, business strategy, and user research. She studied industrial design at Art Center College of Design and taught interaction and industrial design in California College of Art’s graduate design program for three years.


11:05am Thursday, 01/21/2016
Location: Festival Pavilion
Katie Dill (Airbnb)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 37 ratings)
Design is changing at a rapid clip—the next generation of companies are not just looking at how to give the pixels polish but focusing on creating and curating an amazing experience in the real world. Katie Dill demonstrates how to design for a multifaceted journey over time, how to identify when to own the experience and when to enable it, and how to build a team for depth and breadth. Read more.
1:15pm Thursday, 01/21/2016
Location: Fire House
Amanda Linden (Facebook), Katie Dill (Airbnb), Kristen Spilman (Dropbox), Silvia Vergani (IDEO), Melanie Araujo (Front and Center)
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 26 ratings)
What skills should a designer who wants to eventually manage and lead their own great design teams be developing right now? How do these differ from the skills that landed you your current design dream job? Join design leaders from Asana, Airbnb, Dropbox, and IDEO for a candid discussion about the designer's career journey. Read more.