Fonz Morris

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  • @fonz
  • Lead Product Designer, Netflix
  • Silicon Valley
Great design gives Fonz life. Prior to joining the growth team Netflix, he was lead designer on the growth team at Coursera – the world’s leading online educational platform. As a founder and growth designer, he’s led product design at two startups and worked with some of the world’s biggest companies! As a leader, Fonz focuses on balancing experience with spontaneity and intense creativity with the discipline and methodology of production.

His undergraduate career began at the HBCU Morehouse College and ended with his earning a B.S in Computer Science from Georgia State University. With no formal education in design, he is an advocate for the self-taught designer. Additionally, he mentors design students through Made In The Future, Cascade SF, California College of the Arts, Kimoyo Foundation, Brainstation and General Assembly’s UX Design Bootcamp.

Fonz’s passion is creating effective and successful experiences that engage, inspire and attract customers. He was a cohort member at First Round Capital’s Founding Designer Track and is currently a cohort member at Floodgate Fund and a Design advisor for Signal Fire. His talent and enthusiasm are well-respected throughout the Design industry and he has been invited to speak for several professional tech audiences, including Afrotech, RETHINKHQ, HOW Design Live, Design Thinking Conference, The Black is Tech Conference, UX Fest, UXDX, DesignxUs, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis.
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Positions

Lead Product Designer

  • Netflix
  • May 2020 - Present

Head of UX

  • Mychannel
  • Nov 2016 - Present

Art Director

  • Comcast
  • Sep 2015 - Nov 2016

Lead Designer/Founder

  • MyArtistDNA
  • Mar 2009 - Aug 2013

Art Director

  • Def Jam Records
  • Aug 2007 - Oct 2009

Senior Interactive Designer

  • LBI
  • May 2007 - Mar 2009

UI Designer/Developer

  • Mint
  • Sep 2007 - Feb 2008

Founder

  • Third Eye Designs
  • Dec 2003 - Mar 2007

Art Director

  • iKobo
  • May 2004 - Sep 2005

Fonz's Collections

Speaking Engagements

10 Highlights

Podcasts

5 Highlights

Press Mentions

4 Highlights

What Fonz's working on

What Fonz's working on

2021

Sep 15, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Speaking Engagement
Workit & Colorado Products Present Product AMA with Fonz Morris
Sep 15, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Thanks, @JusticeReskill @AntiRecidivism @byAaronC for letting me speak to the upcoming 2021 cohort! #educationiskey #diversity #knowledgeispower
Sep 15, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Fundraised for nonprofit
Strategized with advisors
Excited to announce that today, the Black Venture Capital Consortium and the Ford Foundation announced the closing of a $7.5 million fund, which will be led by students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country.

https://medium.com/@bvcc_vc/black-venture-capital-consortium-and-the-ford-foundation-close-7-5-million-fund-led-by-students-2c56161b0988
Aug 10, 2021
Aug 10, 2021
Speaking Engagement
CCA IxD | Design Lecture Series

Gave a talk about to some junior UX design students about:

What is Growth Design? Why is it important? Skills needed to be successful in Growth Design 
Aug 10, 2021
Aug 10, 2021
Speaking Engagement
Confirmed I will be speaking at the highly respected HOW DESIGN LIVE conference about Growth Design at Netflix in October!
Aug 10, 2021
Aug 10, 2021
Speaking Engagement
Confirmed I will be speaking about working on the NETFLIX Growth Design team at The Black is Tech Virtual Conference. 
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