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Hi, I'm Andy Szybalski!

I advise startups on design and product.

I helped create Uber Eats, where I was Sr Director of Product Design from 2014–2020, built the Eats design team from zero to 50+, and helped build the Eats business from zero to $25B in annual bookings.

Previously, I spent time as an entrepreneur in residence at GV, and was an early designer on Google Maps where I helped create Street View.

Advising

I'm proud to be an advisor on design and product strategy at these pre-seed and seed stage companies:

  • Cottage  Solving housing affordability by making it easy to build an ADU
  • Pepper  The digital network for our food supply chain
  • Mighty Health  Personal coach for exercise, nutrition and wellness
  • Flexspace  Connecting workers with the space they need, everywhere
  • Prism  Visual bookmarks for visual people
  • Doorstead  Opendoor for rentals

I also do some small-time angel investing. If you’re building something new and think I might be a good match for you as an advisor or angel investor, get in touch !

Design Portfolio

View my design portfolio to learn more about a few of my key experiences at Uber and Google.

Projects

Onion Map

Onion Map is a experimental map that radically deemphasizes streets, and highlights the relationship between topography and neighborhood names. It uses OpenStreetMap data, a bespoke Mapbox style, and some javascript to adjust contour colors dynamically based on the viewport. It's a work in progress so I'd love to hear your feedback!

Zoom Backgrounds for Biden

A wise person said, "Zoom backgrounds are the new fashion." With that in mind, I recently made a series of digital paintings intended for use as Zoom backgrounds—not too many garish colors, with plenty of room for your face in the middle. I did these paintings throughout 2020, first as a gift for a few friends, and later on commissions in exchange for contributions to the Biden/Harris campaign.

Sutro Tower

One of my favorite pieces is this oil painting called Sutro Tower Inc—it shows the antennas of various TV and radio stations on the tower:

Older Projects

If you're looking for one of the Mac OS X apps I've developed in the past, like Shellsilver, Pyper, or Lunamoth: I'm sorry, these are no longer being maintained and are not compatible with current versions of Mac OS. There are lots of great alternatives out there, though.

Contact

I'm not looking for full-time opportunities right now, but feel free to contact me for any other reason!

You can get in touch with me on LinkedIn or Twitter, or via email at (first name) (last initial) at cs.stanford.edu.