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Ron Goldin

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Product design and tech innovation, Founder of Akko: A UX, Design and Brand Strategy studio. NYU grad. More info:

Product design and tech innovation, Founder of Akko: A UX, Design and Brand Strategy studio. NYU grad. More info:

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea that I'm exploring

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In


Artifacts: Salon for Innovation & the Arts
Studio Akko LLC


Incredible Labs
Founder Labs


Consultant Self December 2015 - present
Founder / Director Artifacts: Salon for Innovation & the Arts March 2013 - present
Director of Design Kitchensurfing December 2014 - December 2015
Guest Lecturer School of Visual Arts March 2013 - March 2015
Founder / Director Studio Akko LLC October 2011 - December 2014
Design Director Bolt Peters October 2010 - August 2011
Design Mentor Founder Labs July 2011 - July 2011
Senior Interaction & Interface Designer LUNAR Design December 2007 - October 2010
Interaction Designer Punchcut December 2006 - October 2007
Visual Design Lead ISEA/ZeroOne July 2006 - October 2006
Product Designer II Microsoft July 2004 - July 2006
Visual/Interaction Design Consultant Freelance October 2002 - October 2004
Web Designer/Developer New York University December 2002 - January 2004


New York University Design & Technology (ITP - Tisch School of the Arts) 2002 - 2004
San Jose State University Digital Media Arts 2000 - 2002
University of Pennsylvania Cognitive Psychology 1996 - 1998

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Product
Advisor With
  • • Business plan
  • • Front end
  • • Database Design
  • • Social Design
  • • Social Engagement
Markets of Interest
  • • Local
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Games
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Smart Home
  • • Hardware
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Transportation
  • • 3D Printing

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Branding • Visual design • Design Strategy • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

I'm a product-focused designer and design manager that's spent over a decade helping brands define, validate and refine innovative products across mobile, web and even physical products. I have deep experience with both hands-on UX and visual design and a strong technology background, and have spent the past few years running a lean design studio where I've partnered with growing companies to better understand and design for their customers and win the hearts of new ones.

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Dave Altarescu
They're my friends  •  Director, New Market Development, Spotify and Board Member, Berklee College of Music.
Ron is a designer turned entrepreneur who not only dreams big and differently but is also an executor. His network of meaningful and relevan ... t relationships is deep, his ability to communicate and persuade is superb and he has a refreshing outlook on how individuals and communities behave. He is a no brainer for this network.
Lisa Winning
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, HeTexted Inc. Previously Director of Partnerships,, Digital United Nations.
Ron Goldin and his firm Studio Akoo are incredible. Ron is a true talent, with an uncanny ability to pre-empt the next wave in User Experie ... nce, and the truth path to creating an addictive product.
Kevin Cheng
We worked together  •  Director Product Management, Yahoo. Previously CEO, Founder, Incredible Labs. Simon Fraser grad.
Ron has a very broad skillset across design from branding to research and has a ton of experience working with mobile products. He's got gre ... at product sense and was instrumental in turning out products from being words out of our mouths to something you can see and experience.
Rick Webb
They're my friends  •  Venture Partner, Quotidian Ventures and CEO, Secret Clubhouse LLC. Boston grad.
Great designer, understands product, intelligent
Seth Syberg
Founder & President, Cocoburg and Technical Strategy Consultant, Aprilseven. Brown grad. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.