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Timothy Bardlavens

Timothy Bardlavens

Timothy Bardlavens is chaotic good in its purest form. He is a Design Leader, a Cultural Strategist, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) specialist, a Fellowship Co-Founder, a writer and International Speaker & Facilitator.

Currently, a Product Design Manager at Facebook, Timothy supports Community Relevance within the Facebook App, leading teams focused on Intelligence, Discovery and Ecosystem Growth. Previously, he has led design for Zillow’s newest venture, Zillow Offers—building the team and product vision of an end-to-end experience for buying, selling, financing and managing a home, all within the Zillow ecosystem. In addition to Microsoft, where his leadership focused on core UX and Intelligent (AI/ML) experiences in Outlook across all endpoints, platform experiences that span the O365 Suite and core browsing experiences in Edge.

As a cultural strategist, he specializes in assessing and dismantling organizational cultures built on systems of oppression and white supremacy—rebuilding them to be diverse, inclusive and equitable. Most importantly, Timothy works with leaders to develop people-centric strategies with clear, actionable steps to increase diversity, create more inclusive spaces and design more equitable systems.

Partnering with Antionette Carroll, Timothy co-founded &Design—an organization whose mission is to cultivate and activate Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Designers by providing tools, resources and training to support them on their creative career journey. 

Timothy is an active member of Adobe’s Design Circle, as well as an international speaker and facilitator, speaking on topics of Organizational Culture, DEI, Design Diversity, Racial Justice Product Design/Development, Inclusive Design and more.