Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Peter Merholz

Peter Merholz
VP of Design, Snagajob

Website | @peterme

Peter Merholz is vice president of design at Snagajob, the leading marketplace for hourly workers. A user experience and design executive with 20 years of experience across a broad range of digital media, Peter is the coauthor of Org Design for Design Orgs, the first book dedicated to the organization, management, and operations of in-house design teams. He cofounded Adaptive Path and was instrumental in the company’s growth from a small boutique firm to a renowned international consultancy. More recently, he led the global design team at Groupon, including product/UX, marketing, and brand design, where he doubled the team from 30 to 60 and was instrumental in the first redesign of since the company launched. Peter is also perhaps most (in)famous for coining the word “blog” in 1999. Really. In the OED and everything. Since then, he’s been blogging continuously at


9:00am–12:30pm Monday, March 20, 2017
Bridging design, technology, and business
Location: California East
Level: Intermediate
Peter Merholz (Snagajob), Kristin Skinner (Capital One)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
As the move to establish in-house design teams accelerates, there's very little common wisdom on what makes for a successful design organization. Design requires not just process and methods but savvy with organizational and operational matters. Peter Merholz and Kristin Skinner shine a light on the unsung activities of actually running a design team, exploring what works and what doesn't. Read more.