Randy J. Hunt is Head of Design at Grab, where he leads a team of designers, writers, and researchers who create Southeast Asia’s Super App. Through Grab’s broad design practice which includes service design, product design, UX research, design operations, design systems, illustration and more, the team strives to use Design, to understand and to serve the needs of our customers, while lifting them up.
He has served as Head of Design at Artsy and VP of Design at Etsy. In 2014, Etsy was honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Corporate & Institutional Achievement. Randy is the author of Product Design for the Web, which explores the evolving discipline of product design for today’s connected world. He also co-founded Supermarket, a curated design marketplace, founded Citizen Scholar Inc. and worked at Milton Glaser Inc. He is an active writer, lecturer, critic, and visiting designer at many colleges and universities.
Randy was born and raised in Orlando, FL and spent 15 years living and working in NYC before moving to Singapore in Jan 2019. He co-founded a record label, ran a design firm in Brooklyn, and co-founded an e-commerce marketplace. He spent nearly 8 years leading design at Etsy, where he learned most of what he knows about scaling a business and leading large teams.
Together with his awesome wife/partner in life, they have got two rescue dogs – Fish and Twiggy. And Randy finds his deepest joy in helping people help other people.