Sean Dillingham

I design products, lead teams, and write code.


I currently lead product design at Signal Sciences, a SaaS startup in Venice. Previously, I was the Director of UX for American Public Media and KPCC.

I'm a Los Angeles-based designer with over 16 years of experience designing digital products across many platforms and industries. I'm interested in design systems, design ops, design leadership, and building creative tools for people to get meaningful work done.

I'm a musician, music fanatic, and lover of old films. I occasionally blog here, and you can also find me on Github.


Case studies

Signal Sciences

My current gig - leading product design at a fast-moving SaaS startup.

KPCC for iPhone

Designing new ways for Angelinos to listen to the public radio they love.

Outpost CMS

Reimagining KPCC's publishing system for the needs of a modern newsroom.

KPCC for iPad

Positioning LA’s public radio station as a digital news leader.

Selected work

Freq.fm

A podcast app concept I designed to connect the world’s best audio storytellers with engaged and curious listeners.

Officer Involved

KPCC's groundbreaking investigation into the numbers and circumstances surrounding police-involved shootings across Los Angeles County.

APM Reports

American Public Media's new home for its hard-hitting and nationally recognized investigative journalism.