Michael Ernst is a brand & product designer, writer, and illustrator. He has spent the last 20 years building consumer software at early-stage startups, tackling a full-range of design needs, from brand identities to end-to-end flows. He was the founding designer at Yelp, as well as a handful of companies that never found product/market fit. Currently he is leading design at the climate and reforestation startup Terraformation.

When he's not drawing rectangles, he stays busy being a new dad and finding fun, grassy spots for his dog to scritch. You can find him tediously compiling playlists or adding to his book quota in sunny Pasadena, CA.

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