I'm an experienced product and design leader with a successful track record leading product and UX design teams from strategy to delivery. I'm a champion of product design, systems & process thinker, aligner of stakeholders, super nice manager, leader of leaders, visionary communicator, culture creator, and pretty good at articulating design decisions.

I offer in-person workshops, online classes, and speaking engagements for teams and events.

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Beyond UX Design

Flexibility: How Designers Can Adapt and Thrive

Explore the delicate dance between rigidity and flexibility as Tom Greever shares his expertise on fostering team collaboration and stakeholder engagement for UX professionals.

Podcast interview
Brave UX Podcast

Yes, Stakeholders are Human Too

In this episode, Tom Greever speaks to the heart of articulating design decisions, becoming someone worth following, and making yourself an influential force for good design...

Podcast interview

Demonstrating Design Value

Today on The X-Mentor, we are so happy to have with us Tom Greever. Tom has a career as a designer and design leader that spans 20 years, including stints at some very cool companies...

Article, interview
Jam Barcelona

Solving the Whole Cube

In this inspiring and practical talk, Tom Greever gives us a five-point summary of best practices for product and design leaders to keep in mind in order to be effective at delivering great experiences...

Conference talk, Barcelona, Spain
Push Conference

Hairy Arms, Painting Ducks, & Design Decisions

Convincing someone else of our design decisions is difficult. It can be so difficult, in fact, that we'll do almost anything to make sure that we don't have to make changes we disagree with...

Conference talk, Munich, Germany

UXLx - User Experience Lisbon

Every designer has had to justify their designs to a non-designer, yet most lack the ability to convince people they're right. The ability to effectively articulate your decisions is critical to the success of a project, because the most articulate person usually wins.

Conference talk, Lisbon, Portugal
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Great Designers are Great Communicators

It's not easy to talk about design. Every designer has had to justify their decisions to a stakeholder, yet most lack the ability to convince people they're right...

UX Booth article
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Articulating design decisions with Tom Greever

We talk to Tom Greever about Articulating Design Decisions. How do we talk about our designs effectively with stakeholders? Every designer has to explain (and justify) their...

Interview for UX Podcast
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Designers Aren't Always Right

One of the keys to a successful UX design process is learning to articulate design decisions to other people in a way that is effective and compels them to agree with us. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things...

Userzoom article
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Reducing Cognitive Load

When it comes to usability, getting users to successfully complete a task is all about their available brain space: their cognitive load. The more clutter, options, or roadblocks we put in front of them, the more we fill their head and...

UX Matters article
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Articulating Design Decisions Talk

Every designer has had to justify designs to non-designers, yet most lack the ability to explain themselves in a way that is compelling and fosters agreement. The ability to effectively articulate design decisions is critical to the success...

Conference talk. Madison, WI
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Stakeholders are People Too

Jim worked for me several years ago. He was a young, enthusiastic designer, building a brand-new platform for a non-profit to further a mission he believed in. His ideas were strong because his user-centered approach taught...

UX Booth article