Xander Pollock is an independent Product Design consultant that helps teams quickly design and test new products and services. Xander was mentored and trained by Jake Knapp (inventor of the Design Sprint) while working at Google. Before consulting, Xander worked at Google for four years on the Google Maps and the Gmail team doing user experience and user interface design. Before Google, Xander founded a successful software company that was acquired by Google. Xander holds a B.F.A. in Design from California Polytechnic State University.