Hey there!

(photo of me, traveling in India last year)

ALLISON MARIE COOPER

I'm Allison, a Bay Area-based Senior Product Designer and Product Manager, passionate about clean energy, the future of transportation, and local policy.


NOW: WHAT I'M UP TO

I recently left my role working on innovation in mobility & future-of-transportation tech at Goodyear's San Francisco Innovation Lab (where I was Product Manager / Sr. Designer of the AndGo by Goodyear platform) in order to make time to figure out what I want to focus on next... and seeking to do everything I can to impact the climate catastrophe and crucial upcoming election.

To do this, I'm working with various local environmental advocacy groups, finishing up my fellowship with the Clean Energy Leadership Institute, and studying foresight, transportation planning and cities while exploring new roles. In addition, I serve as Chair of my city's Arts & Culture Commission and also enjoy biking, kiteboarding, sailing, traveling, reading, screenprinting and making ceramic art.

I'm now interested in PM or Sr. Designer roles as I'm motivated by building products people use and love and I've found opportunities to make meaningful impact in both roles.

A BIT MORE ABOUT ME

Originally from the East Bay, I was involved in local sustainability efforts before heading to Montréal to study at McGill University (BA Anthropology, Environment minor). After graduating, I managed the Students' Society's building and hundreds of student clubs and services as McGill's VP Clubs & Services before moving back home to the Bay Area, where I soon realized I needed to learn about tech to make a home here. I attended all the tech events I could find, including my first hackathon, where I pitched a concept and led a world-class team to win the event. This crash course in entrepreneurship led me to the world of UX research and design, and I've now owned end-to-end full-stack product design processes at fast-growing early-stage startups as well as Fortune 500 innovation labs.

WHAT'S NEXT

Seeking more involvement in product strategy, visioning and roadmapping than I'd found in pure UI Design roles, I attended California College of the Arts' innovative MBA program, which emphasizes design strategy and technology, and grew into a Product Manager role. I've also completed Product Management and Agile Project Management coursework from UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford Executive Education. I'm now most passionate about making an impact as a "full-stack" product strategist, whether that's found in a designer or product manager role.

I'm now interested in PM or Sr. Designer roles as I'm motivated by building products people use and love and I've found opportunities to make meaningful impact in both roles.

PORTFOLIO

Please check out my work and reach out if there might be an opportunity to work together:

CURRENT PROJECTS (SEPTEMBER 2020)

A bit more about the different projects I'm involved with now:

I also enjoy biking, kiteboarding, sailing, traveling, reading, screenprinting and making ceramic art.

AWARDS & HONORS

EDUCATION & TRAINING