About Me

I’m a product designer at Sonos, where I work on the future of music in the home. I support creative strategy, user research, experience design, and the continuous growth of the digital portfolio. I’m passionate about creating tools that help people better control and understand the world around them, and my projects range from mobile apps to intelligent hardware. Of the recent projects launched, the Play:5 has won the Red Dot Design Award and the iF Design Award.

I’ve always been a big advocate of the philosophy of rapid prototyping. At Sonos, I’ve been an advisor to the hack week group and traveled to international campuses to teach teams how to better iterate through concepts so that they’re more likely to succeed. I’ve also been invited to speak about our process at RSK Sessions. Through my work in hardware I’ve  prototyped haptic interfaces, information architecture, setup flows, physical UIs, digital stores, sound design, and a satellite interface.

I completed my bachelor's degree at Duke University in cognitive psychology, a graduate degree in human computer interaction at the University of Queensland, and the master’s program at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID).

Other interests of mine include financial literacy, public policy, telepresence, and tools that augment human intelligence.

Feel free to get in touch: CBierbower@gmail.com