Valdés Olmos

About me

I’m design executive and founder specializing in attracting, operating, and training world-class design teams spanning brand, product, research, and marketing. I have advised and invested in a small number of startups.

I'm Chilean-Dutch, and called my home Amsterdam before settling down in San Francisco, where I am enjoying life with my partner and plants.


Currently Director of Product Design at Lyft, on the lookout for amazing folks.

I was Head of Design at Honor, where I built, led, and grew Honor's Brand & Communication and Product Design teams.

I worked with Andreessen Horowitz and Front & Center to advise and mentor the next generations of design talent.

I founded Human, an award winning app that helps people stay active. The company was acquired in 2016 by Mapbox.

I founded Cardcloud, a digital business card app, that got acquired in 2012.

In 2007, I founded a design firm called Postmachina.

Get in touch

For speaking engagements and other inquiries, drop me an e-mail. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram.


Read about my work on Fast Company, Innovation by Design Awards: Social Good, Wired, Forbes, The Verge, BuzzFeed, Business Insider, TechCrunch, The Next Web, Engadget, VentureBeat, The Atlantic, Discovery Channel, and ReadWrite.

Photo credit: Sherzod Max