Mitchell Clements

Hello, I'm Mitchell Clements 👋

Hello, I'm Mitchell Clements 👋

As a Sr. Product Design Manager with 8+ years of leadership experience, I specialize in product vision, strategy, storytelling, and building design teams to drive business results.

As a Sr. Product Design Manager with 8+ years of leadership experience, I specialize in product vision, strategy, storytelling, and building design teams to drive business results.

Leadership Case Studies

The stories behind my work, teams, and impact

Leadership Case Studies

The stories behind my work, teams, and impact

From Silos to Synergy:
Merging 3 Companies Together

At nCino, I grew the design team from 2 to 26 while also directing the product design vision for the company's largest business unit.

22 Teams

Directed

10 Million

Users impacted

25%

Market share

From Silos to Synergy: Merging 3 Companies Together

At nCino, I grew the design team from 2 to 26 while also directing the product design vision for the company's largest business unit.

22 Teams

Directed

10 Million

Users impacted

25%

Market share

From Silos to Synergy:
Merging 3 Companies Together

At nCino, I grew the design team from 2 to 26 while also directing the product design vision for the company's largest business unit.

22 Teams

Directed

10 Million

Users impacted

25%

Market share

From Zero to a $1.2 Billion Valuation

From Zero to a $1.2 Billion Valuation

At SimpleNexus I created a product vision, strategy, and design system to transform a basement startup into a billion dollar unicorn.

At SimpleNexus I created a product vision, strategy, and design system to transform a basement startup into a billion dollar unicorn.

72 NPS

72 NPS

World class rating

23x

23x

Revenue

98%

98%

Customer retention

From Zero to a $1.2 Billion Valuation

At SimpleNexus I created a product vision, strategy, and design system to transform a basement startup into a billion dollar unicorn.

72 NPS

World class rating

23x

Revenue

98%

Customer retention

Providing Mentorship for 420 Mentees

Providing Mentorship for 420 Mentees

Working with Product Hive I organized a team of leaders to give back to the design community.

Working with Product Hive I organized a team of leaders to give back to the design community.

2,600+

2,600+

Mentorship Sessions

420

420

Mentees

180

180

Mentors

Providing Mentorship for 420 Mentees

Working with Product Hive I organized a team of leaders to give back to the design community.

2,600+

Mentorship Sessions

420

Mentees

180

Mentors

Testimonials

Testimonials

What it's like to work with Mitch

What it's like to work with Mitch

“Mitch keeps a clear vision from both the business perspective as well as design. It's a rare match and I'm proud to work with him.”

Matt Hansen - CEO

“If I could clone Mitch, I totally would. He exhibits all of the qualities, and the proof is in the respect he gets from the people that work with him.”

Ben Callis - UX Director

“Mitch's ability to think big is impressive. He is always striving for understanding the motivation behind what we are doing and thinking about how it ultimately should be.”

Josh Menden - Engineering Manager

“Mitch’s diplomacy, communication, and storytelling can capture a room and inspire people to change and work together. His leadership is rooted in his kindness, sense of care, empathy, and his ability to defuse tension with humor.”

Anonymous 360 Feedback - Designer

Design Community Leadership

Design Community Leadership

Giving back to the design community

Giving back to the design community

Public Speaking

Featured Speaker at 20+ Events in the Past 2 Years

Featured Speaker at 20+ Events in the Past 2 Years

Whether it's conferences, podcasts, or meetups, I enjoy speaking on design leadership, career growth, and the business impact of design.

Whether it's conferences, podcasts, or meetups, I enjoy speaking on design leadership, career growth, and the business impact of design.

Career Coaching

Over 120 Designers Coached 1:1

Over 120 Designers Coached 1:1

Nothing is more fulfilling to me than meeting designers, understanding their challenges, and enabling a path forward for them.

Nothing is more fulfilling to me than meeting designers, understanding their challenges, and enabling a path forward for them.

4.9 / 5.0

4.9 / 5.0

Public ratings from Topmate and Linkedin

"Mitch improved my confidence as a designer by 10x! I would encourage any designer looking for professional guidance to reach out to Mitch, a decorated and valued voice in the field of Product Design."

— Luis Deniz

"Mitch improved my confidence as a designer by 10x! I would encourage any designer looking for professional guidance to reach out to Mitch, a decorated and valued voice in the field of Product Design."

— Luis Deniz

"Mitch improved my confidence as a designer by 10x! I would encourage any designer looking for professional guidance to reach out to Mitch, a decorated and valued voice in the field of Product Design."

— Luis Deniz

"Mitch improved my confidence as a designer by 10x! I would encourage any designer looking for professional guidance to reach out to Mitch, a decorated and valued voice in the field of Product Design."

— Luis Deniz

"His insights were clear, concise and impactful… I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for someone with a wealth of knowledge in UX."

— Marlon James

"His insights were clear, concise and impactful… I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for someone with a wealth of knowledge in UX."

— Marlon James

"His insights were clear, concise and impactful… I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for someone with a wealth of knowledge in UX."

— Marlon James

"His insights were clear, concise and impactful… I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for someone with a wealth of knowledge in UX."

— Marlon James

"…He gave me not only valuable suggestions but also confidence. I feel so grateful that I reached out to him and asked for his help… I highly recommend him as a mentor."

— Xinya Zhao

"…He gave me not only valuable suggestions but also confidence. I feel so grateful that I reached out to him and asked for his help… I highly recommend him as a mentor."

— Xinya Zhao

"…He gave me not only valuable suggestions but also confidence. I feel so grateful that I reached out to him and asked for his help… I highly recommend him as a mentor."

— Xinya Zhao

"…He gave me not only valuable suggestions but also confidence. I feel so grateful that I reached out to him and asked for his help… I highly recommend him as a mentor."

— Xinya Zhao

"Mitchell is one of best UX mentors that I ever had. He knows what he is doing and he has a strong understanding about UX… He can teach you a lot of lessons just within 5 mins."

— Kulojeet Kingshuk Sarker

"Mitchell is one of best UX mentors that I ever had. He knows what he is doing and he has a strong understanding about UX… He can teach you a lot of lessons just within 5 mins."

— Kulojeet Kingshuk Sarker

"Mitchell is one of best UX mentors that I ever had. He knows what he is doing and he has a strong understanding about UX… He can teach you a lot of lessons just within 5 mins."

— Kulojeet Kingshuk Sarker

"Mitchell is one of best UX mentors that I ever had. He knows what he is doing and he has a strong understanding about UX… He can teach you a lot of lessons just within 5 mins."

— Kulojeet Kingshuk Sarker

"He has provided me with so many valuable insights about how to improve my portfolio, but he also explained the why and how behind his thoughts. If you are looking for a UX mentor, Mitchell is the person you are looking for."

— Haoyang Guan

"He has provided me with so many valuable insights about how to improve my portfolio, but he also explained the why and how behind his thoughts. If you are looking for a UX mentor, Mitchell is the person you are looking for."

— Haoyang Guan

"He has provided me with so many valuable insights about how to improve my portfolio, but he also explained the why and how behind his thoughts. If you are looking for a UX mentor, Mitchell is the person you are looking for."

— Haoyang Guan

"He has provided me with so many valuable insights about how to improve my portfolio, but he also explained the why and how behind his thoughts. If you are looking for a UX mentor, Mitchell is the person you are looking for."

— Haoyang Guan

"Great to talk with Mitchell. For the beginner stage, he helped me have more clear insight into how to build a portfolio."

— Chiayu Hu

"Great to talk with Mitchell. For the beginner stage, he helped me have more clear insight into how to build a portfolio."

— Chiayu Hu

"Great to talk with Mitchell. For the beginner stage, he helped me have more clear insight into how to build a portfolio."

— Chiayu Hu

"Great to talk with Mitchell. For the beginner stage, he helped me have more clear insight into how to build a portfolio."

— Chiayu Hu

Online Writing

Linkedin "Top Voice" 2 Years in a Row

Linkedin "Top Voice" 2 Years in a Row

I regularly engage with the design community on Linkedin sharing my thoughts and perspective

I regularly engage with the design community on Linkedin sharing my thoughts and perspective

43,000+

Followers

43,000+

Followers

1.7 Million

Monthly impressions

1.7 Million

Monthly impressions

30,000+

Monthly engagement

30,000+

Monthly engagement

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    “Can you sprinkle some UX magic on this?”

    Often UX designers are seen as the usability wizar…

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    65 comments • 124 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    How does this happen?

    We’re supposed to talk to customers and build for...

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    72 comments • 84 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    Far too often, we jump straight into solutions.

    But how do we know if we're solving the right prob...

    1,179

    55 comments • 139 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    UX doesn't own the entire user experience.

    For example, some of the worst user experiences...

    1,839

    270 comments • 107 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    We often want to appear like we have the answers.

    We think if we pretend to know everything, then pe...

    1,331

    78 comments • 94 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    You don't have to specialize.

    As a designer, it's okay to be good at several skills...

    1,042

    72 comments • 68 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    How does this happen?

    We’re supposed to talk to customers and build for...

    949

    72 comments • 84 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    “Can you sprinkle some UX magic on this?”

    Often UX designers are seen as the usability wizar…

    1,467

    65 comments • 124 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    UX doesn't own the entire user experience.

    For example, some of the worst user experiences...

    1,839

    270 comments • 107 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    Far too often, we jump straight into solutions.

    But how do we know if we're solving the right prob...

    1,179

    55 comments • 139 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    You don't have to specialize.

    As a designer, it's okay to be good at several skills...

    1,042

    72 comments • 68 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    We often want to appear like we have the answers.

    We think if we pretend to know everything, then pe...

    1,331

    78 comments • 94 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    How does this happen?

    We’re supposed to talk to customers and build for...

    949

    72 comments • 84 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    “Can you sprinkle some UX magic on this?”

    Often UX designers are seen as the usability wizar…

    1,467

    65 comments • 124 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    UX doesn't own the entire user experience.

    For example, some of the worst user experiences...

    1,839

    270 comments • 107 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    Far too often, we jump straight into solutions.

    But how do we know if we're solving the right prob...

    1,179

    55 comments • 139 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    You don't have to specialize.

    As a designer, it's okay to be good at several skills...

    1,042

    72 comments • 68 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    We often want to appear like we have the answers.

    We think if we pretend to know everything, then pe...

    1,331

    78 comments • 94 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    How does this happen?

    We’re supposed to talk to customers and build for...

    949

    72 comments • 84 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    “Can you sprinkle some UX magic on this?”

    Often UX designers are seen as the usability wizar…

    1,467

    65 comments • 124 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    UX doesn't own the entire user experience.

    For example, some of the worst user experiences...

    1,839

    270 comments • 107 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    Far too often, we jump straight into solutions.

    But how do we know if we're solving the right prob...

    1,179

    55 comments • 139 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    You don't have to specialize.

    As a designer, it's okay to be good at several skills...

    1,042

    72 comments • 68 reposts

  • Mitchell Clements

    Sr. Product Design Manager

    We often want to appear like we have the answers.

    We think if we pretend to know everything, then pe...

    1,331

    78 comments • 94 reposts