Ozzie Thoreson

Ozzie Thoreson has been a creative lead for over 20 years. In 1999 he founded a design agency in San Francisco and ran it for over 15 years. Ozzie then founded and ran the creative/development department in a San Francisco area digital marketing agency. In two short years, that creative and development team grew from one person (Ozzie) to 16 employees.


Currently, Ozzie is Director of Design at DockYard.

Ozzie has practiced UX since the mid-90s—just about the time Don Norman coined the term. He has led teams of product designers, visual designers and UX practitioners on websites, web apps and progressive web apps. Ozzie is UX certified by Nielsen Norman Group. He is a design leader that lovingly practices radical candor. He is continuously learning, open, transparent and above all, someone people want to work with.

Ozzie has a wide-range of experience in creative, branding, strategy, UI and UX for large and small companies, including Netflix, Roku, Spyder Active Sports, San Jose Earthquakes, Cornell University, POC, and more.

Phone: 808 227 2177
Email: ozziethoreson@gmail.com

CV available upon request.


JM Smuckers
San Jose Earthquakes
Seattle Sounders
Cornell University
Pierry, Inc.
Soldier Design
+ more