As VP of Product Design, Garrett Kroll leads all design services, methodologies, and processes at Spire, in addition to coaching all members of the design team. Garrett specializes in taking large and complex problems and distilling them into simple and intuitive experiences that accelerate business strategy. His design processes focus on bridging the gap between business and user needs, leveraging design thinking, and building software with a lean mindset.
After a past life in Architecture, Garrett shifted his design focus from the physical world to the digital and started his career in tech as an Interaction Designer. He’s since spent most of the past decade designing and leading teams on a wide array of high-impact products in Fintech, Education, and various other industries. In addition to tactical design skills, Garrett’s specialties include strategic thinking, creating a healthy design culture, and providing mentorship.
Garrett holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon. If he’s not in the office, he’s most likely spending time with his wife and young son in their home town of Bend, OR, or exploring the high country with a fly rod in hand.