Justin Danks

Design Manager and Group Lead at Airbnb, overseeing the Trust Infrastructure teams and Airbnb’s design system for internal tools

Current – 2017

Participant in CapitalG (Alphabet's growth equity investment fund) Machine learning for Product multi-day course

Became Trust Infrastructure group lead, overseeing Tools, Platform, Foundational Modeling (ML), Data Engineering and Privacy

Lead documentation process for 2020 planning, piloting then rolling out project tracking across all of Trust Design


Managed Seattle's first Design intern

Helped to establish and host Into Thin Air event

Illustrated and animated Creative Space Toronto event assets

Developed & implemented contribution model for design system across all internal tools

Partnered with core design system team (DLS) to develop design system offering model, establishing our internal tools design system as the offical DLS for internal tools


Became design Team Lead for Trust Tools

Lead design and build of 8 new tools

Matured design sytem with heavily reusable components to increase speed an efficiency of creating new tools

Piloted first Data Visualization collaboration on tools

Managed multiple design contractors


Airbnb’s first Design hire for Seattle

Led design and strategy on suite of internal tools

Championed & helped to establish a new design system focused around internal tools

2017 – 2015
Expedia, Inc

Led templatization of Transportation apps experience

Designed new mult-product Checkout experience


Became Design lead for Transportation (Trains, Flights, Car, and Ground)

Redesigned Flight transportation app

Designed custom Medical Flight app for Norway

Led design on new Apple watch app


Became Interaction lead

Led redesign of Ground (Taxi) transportation app