About Me


My name is Gustavus Youngberg, but call me Gustavo. I'm an award-winning designer specializing in product design and design systems; skilled in UI/UX, visual design, and design process development; an occasional front-end dabbler.

I like my whiskey neat, my coffee black, and my breakfast for dinner.

Other interests: JD Salinger, Gold State Warriors, running, biking, backpacking, Salvadorian food, sweaters, and playing the piano.

LA-born, San Francisco-native, Charlotte-based.


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Jul '21–Present

Senior Consultant, Experience Design


Work with clients to conduct workshops, interviews, and UI audits with stakeholders to identify key improvements and opportunities. Provide recommendations and coaching to client design teams on tooling, processes, and best practices.

Design and create design system artifacts catered to designers and design system consumer experiences. Design and prototype best-in-class experiences for internal and consumer facing products.


  • Design systems
  • DesignOps
  • Product design

Apr '19–Jun '21

Product Designer


Lead, manage, and execute design across product, marketing, sales, and across organization teams. Plan and manage design sprints; write tickets and delegate tasks; prioritize sprint work with product managers and CTO. Develop and promote design system and marketing language. Ideate and iterate through design problems to deliver solutions that meet business needs through low-fi sketches, prototypes, documentation, and hi-fi/pixel-perfect mock ups.

Lead weekly design reviews and facilitate feedback between stakeholders and design team. Work closely with engineering/product/leadership to ensure projects are supported by the design team and all requirements are met.

Identify opportunities to improve and implement design processes within the design team and other cross-functional groups. Identify career growth opportunities for team members, provide coaching, mentoring, and 1-on-1 pairing.


  • Product design
  • Design systems
  • DesignOps
  • Brand development
  • Project management
  • People manager

Feb '17–Apr '19

Senior Graphic Web Designer

Cushman & Wakefield

Work with a small team of designers managing marketing campaigns, team presentations, and daily project requests. Design and develop campaigns from brand development to product design.


  • Website design & development
  • Product design & development
  • Print marketing (brochures, flyers, placemats, environmental collateral)
  • Email design & coding
  • Client relations
  • Project management

Oct '15–Feb '17

Visual Designer, Cofounder


Product design and front-end development of mental health mobile app. Designed, tested, and developed product features to increase MoM user retention and daily active users. Lead design implementations that resulted in a 50% rise in session length and a 20% increase in DAU.


  • Product design & front-end development
  • Website design & front-end development
  • Presentation design
  • Print marketing (pamphlets, flyers, banners)
  • Investor pitches
  • Manager, design interns

Aug '14–Feb '17

Web Designer, Marketing

Medical Care Professionals

Manage web & print marketing. Lead redesign and development of the consumer-facing website. Developed and implemented updated company workflow from paper base to online digital systems like Google Drive. Manage advertising accounts with YP, Pink Spots, and others.


  • Website design & development
  • Print marketing (brochures, flyers, presentations)
  • Web and print advertising

Feb '14–Feb '17

Lead Designer

Spectrum Experience

Lead design projects from ideation to execution. Develop identities and marketing for social change companies, progressive political campaigns, and humanist projects.


  • Website design & development
  • Print marketing (brochures, flyers, mailers)
  • Email design
  • Client relations
  • Project management

Mar '15–Oct '16

UI/UX Design Consultant


Consultant on UI and UX of web & mobile applications.


  • Website design
  • Product design
  • User interface designer
  • User experience

Dec '10–May '14

Graphic Designer

California Lutheran University

Work in-house at the MBA/Business Grad department. Responsible for on-campus advertisements, posters, flyers, etc. Coordinate marketing plans between offices and programs.


  • Print marketing (brochures, flyers, departmental booklets)
  • Video (shooting, editing)



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