VP of Design, Lyft
Katie Dill is the VP of Design at Lyft, where she oversees Lyft’s product design team working to make transportation efficient, safe and joyful. The team includes digital designers, service designers, industrial designers, illustrators, animators, writers, researchers and producers. While the team’s output is often in the form of an app and the physical bikes/scooters, it’s all in the service of a real world experience between people. Through design, the team endeavors to drive positive behavior change that can help to improve cities at large. The organization has grown threefold under Katie’s watch and has expanded into new categories like bikes, scooters, and public transportation.
Before joining Lyft, Katie was the Director of Experience Design at Airbnb and oversaw the designers defining Airbnb’s digital products and services. She led her team in successfully launching a company rebrand, scaling from 10 to 100, and establishing studios worldwide. Prior to that, Katie was a Partner at Greenstart Ventures, Creative Director at Frog Design, and an instructor in CCA’s Grad design program.
In 2019, Katie was named one of Business Insiders’ 10 People Transforming Technology, and received Girls in Tech “Creator of the Year” award. In 2017, Katie was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. She’s also been a juror at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards.