Philip Fierlinger

Philip Fierlinger
Head of Design, Xero

Website | @TeamXero

Philip Fierlinger is the Head of Design at Xero. Xero is an online accounting platform, which was awarded one of the Top 10 Application User Interfaces of 2008 by NielsenNorman Group. Philip established the agile design methodology used at Xero, which is centered on rapid prototyping.

Prior to Xero, Philip worked extensively on, which received several Webby Awards.

In 1994, Philip founded Turntable, a digital design firm in San Francisco that did groundbreaking websites and interactive videos for bands and record labels, plus technology companies like Apple, Sony and Palm.

He blogs at and


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Rapid prototyping using Flash is a simple yet extremely powerful way to create great design solutions. A wide range of realworld prototypes will be shown, created for major brands and startups. You’ll see how these prototypes can be built very quickly and easily, with little or no Flash expertise. Read more.
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