About Me

In my experience as a designer I have dug deep into both brand strategy and digital product design. I sweat details, love systems, and fight for simplicity. Nothing makes me more excited than crafting beautiful things that people can enjoy.

I was born in New York City, the second of four, to a librarian father and a folk-musician mother. We moved to the Willamette Valley of Oregon, where I fell off bicycles and learned Latin. I studied art with a painting emphasis at Covenant College in Chattanooga, TN. Afterwards, I began my design journey in Portland, OR, before moving back to my family’s old neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY.

I was most recently a Product Designer at Facebook. Before that I designed interfaces and experiences for Blink Health, The Knot and ZOOM+Care.


Want to talk design (or code or music or art or bicycles) or need some help dreaming up experiences humans will love? Drop me a line.

cornelius@hegeman.co