Sean Dillingham

Sean Dillingham

I'm a design leader based in Los Angeles. I build teams, design products, and write code.

I've been designing professionally since 2001. I'm passionate about leading teams, building design systems, and creating tools that help people get meaningful work done.


2016 - present

Signal Sciences

I'm currently Head of Design at Signal Sciences, where we help companies protect their applications and data against hackers and attacks.

2011 - 2016

American Public Media

As Director of UX for American Public Media and KPCC, I led design and engineering. I helped define product strategy, and shipped flagship products and award winning editorial projects.

Recent Writing


Notes: On Hiring Designers

Some lessons I learned and wrote down while building product design teams


Helping Non-Designers Give Great Design Feedback

Use these four tactics to feel more confident when giving design feedback


Notes: 2019 Listening

Albums and live shows I loved in 2019


Notes: 2019 Reading

My list of recommended reads for 2019


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