Hello, my name is Jehad.

This is where I write my thoughts as I navigate leading and learning from designers, engineers, and user researchers.

I also share my thoughts (and sometimes, where I travel) on Twitter.

I am currently the Sr. Director and head of design at VMware in Palo Alto. I lead a team of 150+ folks distributed in four countries and about a dozen cities.

Before leading design at VMware, I co-created Clarity, VMware's design system and worked as the lead UI engineer and designer on multiple projects within the company. You can read a bit about our story here.

I moved to the United States from Palestine over a decade ago, studied at the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) and currently live and work in the Bay Area, California.

Writing has always been a part of my life. I even published a book when I was 12 years old. It was a collection of short stories written in Arabic.

This blog is my attempt to get back into writing. Take a look and feel free to share your feedback.

Special thanks to my best friend and wife, Dima for reading early draft of every single one of those articles!