Join me on a journey as a design leader, exploring my actions during the crucial first six months in a new team.
Let's look into how we strengthened our team on an individual level, how we evolved our approach to complex problems, and explore how design can operate beyond the team on an organizational level.
Iterating on an existing feature and leading the integration of it into different ecosystems.Read Case Study
The redesign of a flagship feature powered by a full-fledged design sprint.Read Case Study
For the past decade, I designed products for Fortune 500 companies, startups, and indie entrepreneurs ♥
He impressed me with his analytical ability to thoroughly frame a problem; interestingly, this did not hinder his impressive speed to sketch out a first approach when required.
With an ever-increasing understanding of the tradeoffs a PO would keep in mind, he can focus on getting a specific option just right but also won’t hold back from questioning it and throwing it out again if something better seems possible if we question the basic assumptions again.
(...) as a leader of the design team, he poured his heart to nurture designers and was willing to support the steps all the way.
He possesses the power to gather people and develop a shared understanding of shaping a strong design culture throughout the company.
The breadth and depth of knowledge he holds in the design field are truly impressive, watching how he applies it in every possible way was a privilege.
It was a great pleasure to work with Madsen, whom I will rely on at any time as I grow as a designer!
A man who takes action instead of just complaining. One that I would always hire again.
Madsen looks at the intersections between the production lines, always seeking for best possible ways to make life easier on all ends, from PO, over to engineering, design or customer support.
He gives structure to chaos and an honest and realistic view on issues that arise. He established a design system from scratch and mentored the team with the knowledge needed.
Evangelizing design is part of his DNA.
(...) an extremely talented designer, contributed strongly to the success and future of the Zattoo TV platform, expanding our native platform experience with finely crafted user interfaces and compelling visual designs.
He was able to deliver consistent and professional guidelines, and collaborate closely with product, developer, and business colleagues and stakeholders effectively and proactively.
I recommend Madsen highly as a strong product designer and co-worker.
I had the pleasure to work with Madsen on various projects for the Panna Cotta Voucher Group over a period of three years.
Madsen is a very passionate and dedicated professional. His main mission is to improve the usability of the product he is working on while not forgetting about its business aspects.
Being a good team player and a very nice person to work with, I can recommend Madsen strongly.
So much enjoyed to work with this gentlemen.
Thanks to Madsen, we released top notch web applications, established a design system and started speaking between engineers and design teams on the same language.
Having understanding how everything is working in depth, proactive position, willing to changes are rare finds.
Madsen is an exceptionally talented designer, leader, and colleague. I've always been impressed by his ability to deeply understand users from different regional markets and design products that meet their needs.
It's truly inspiring to see how he never gives up until the project reaches/surpasses the objectives.
While working side by side with him, I learned that perseverance, boldness, and creativity always win.
Madsen was extremely kind, easy going and it felt like talking to a friend who you go to for life choices.
He gave me great insights about client vs consultancy and how to understand where do you fit in.