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Hi, I'm James.

Hi, I'm James.

Product manager based in San Francisco, originally from Sydney. I lead teams that build hyper-growth products. Former product designer & white t-shirt enthusiast.

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Product manager based in San Francisco, originally from Sydney. I lead teams that build hyper-growth products. Former product designer & white t-shirt enthusiast.

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#about

Who's James?

Who's James?

 

I'm a group product manager at Afterpay, based in San Francisco and focused on the consumer shopping experiences for 13m+ active customers worldwide. I previously led loyalty, servicing, growth, app & US regulations.

Prior, I was at Xero where I delivered Open Banking in the UK to 500k+ customers. In Australia, I led the digital channels team at Tyro Payments, building an award winning app, and also built a business insights tool for Commonwealth Bank of Australia to help millions of users understand their business. In between this, I frequently took on contract work with start ups & household names on a range of projects (including work on the Kayo Sports Apple TV app, and an insurance quote re-design at Real Insurance/Woolworths). If you're interested in hearing more, give me a shout or check me out on LinkedIn.

What about in my free time? You can find me trying to find new hazy IPA's, planning my next trip around the US, and trying to find the perfect white t-shirt.

 

 

 

I'm a group product manager at Afterpay, based in San Francisco and focused on the consumer shopping, loyalty & growth experiences for 10m+ active customers worldwide.  Prior to that, I was at Xero, where I delivered Open Banking in the UK to 500k+ customers. Back in Australia, I led the digital channels team at Tyro Payments, scaling an award winning app, and built a business insights tool for Commonwealth Bank of Australia to help millions of users understand their business. If you're interested in hearing more, give me a shout or check me out on LinkedIn.

What about in my free time? You can find me trying to find new hazy IPA's, planning my next trip around the US, and trying to find the perfect white t-shirt.

 

 

 

I'm a group product manager at Afterpay, based in San Francisco and focused on the consumer shopping experiences for 13m+ active customers worldwide. I previously led loyalty, servicing, growth, app & US regulations.

Prior, I was at Xero where I delivered Open Banking in the UK to 500k+ customers. In Australia, I led the digital channels team at Tyro Payments, building an award winning app, and also built a business insights tool for Commonwealth Bank of Australia to help millions of users understand their business. In between this, I frequently took on contract work with start ups & household names on a range of projects (including work on the Kayo Sports Apple TV app, and an insurance quote re-design at Real Insurance/Woolworths). If you're interested in hearing more, give me a shout or check me out on LinkedIn.

What about in my free time? You can find me trying to find new hazy IPA's, planning my next trip around the US, and trying to find the perfect white t-shirt.

 

I'm a group product manager at Afterpay, based in San Francisco and focused on the consumer shopping experiences for 13m+ active customers worldwide. I previously led loyalty, servicing, growth, app & US regulations.

Prior, I was at Xero where I delivered Open Banking in the UK to 500k+ customers. In Australia, I led the digital channels team at Tyro Payments, building an award winning app, and also built a business insights tool for Commonwealth Bank of Australia to help millions of users understand their business. In between this, I frequently took on contract work with start ups & household names on a range of projects (including work on the Kayo Sports Apple TV app, and an insurance quote re-design at Real Insurance/Woolworths). If you're interested in hearing more, give me a shout or check me out on LinkedIn.

What about in my free time? You can find me trying to find new hazy IPA's, planning my next trip around the US, and trying to find the perfect white t-shirt.

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#work

Some of the things I’ve worked on:

Some of the things I’ve worked on:

Just a small selection of projects I've had the chance to be a part of.

Just a small selection of projects I've had the chance to be a part of, working with teams of amazing people. 

Just a small selection of projects I've had the chance to be a part of.

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Tyro (2017)

Development of an award winning mobile banking app

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AvantLink (2015)

Redesign of the leading affiliate marketing platform

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DailyIQ (2014)

Development of an SMB insights tool used by millions

I've worked with:

I've worked with:

I've worked with:

Happy to speak further about the work I've done at the following companies.

Happy to speak further about the work I've done at the following companies.

Happy to speak further about the work I've done at the following companies.

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xero
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Tyro
Afterpay_logo
Foxsports

#writing

A few things I’ve written:

A few things I’ve written:

A few things I’ve written:

Some of my musings about product, design and tech.

Some of my musings about product, design and tech.

Some of my musings about product, design and tech.

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Talking to customers: a 101 for Product Managers

July 10th, 2020

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Engineers design too.

March 1, 2017

UXdesigner

The problem with being a “UX designer”

November 8, 2015

stealingcopying

Is it “best practice” design, or just stealing?

April 30, 2015

#contact

Want to build something together?

Want to build something together?

I'm not currently taking on freelance work or looking at new roles, but if you'd like to get in contact with me, shoot me an email.

I'm not currently taking on freelance work, but if you'd like to get in contact with me, shoot me an email and we can chat.

I'm not currently taking on freelance work, but if you'd like to get in contact with me, shoot me an email and we can chat.

I'm not currently taking on freelance work, but if you'd like to get in contact with me, shoot me an email and we can chat.

I'm not currently taking on freelance work or looking at new roles, but if you'd like to get in contact with me, shoot me an email.

James Taylor - Product Manager and Designer in San Francisco, previously Sydney.