About

A designer originally from Massachusetts, Greg Tariff currently resides in the Bay Area leading design at a Stealth-Mode Startup. Formerly a Lead Designer at Visa, Greg has also worked for other Silicon Valley based companies such as eBay. With proven business results, Greg has both designed and lead initiatives in creating some of eBay’s most innovative vertical experiences.

Recognition has been given for his knowledge of design through collegiate scholarships, features on various design websites, selected artwork at judged gallery shows, running workshops at major design conferences (SXSW) and being selected two years in a row as a semi-finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA). Due to his creative ideation and imaginative thought process, Greg has also been described as a conceptual designer for his ability to not only think as an interactive designer but in addition for having the ability to create proposed theories of possible project outcomes.

Greg received his degree in Graphic and Interactive Communication with a minor in Business at Ringling College of Art and Design. In addition to his work at eBay Inc. and having once been a cofounder for the startup Gwazu; Greg has worked for General Motors, Draft FCB, GREY Worldwide, and BFG Communications. Greg has also designed client work for Coca-Cola, Beringer Wines, The US Census, Lindemans Wine, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cloudy Bay Wine, JCB, Nivea, Hilton Hotels, 3M, Subway, and Warner Brothers.

Some of Greg’s specialties include: Visual Design, UX, Interactive Design, Connected Devices, Internet of Things, Creative Direction, Mobile Design, User Centered Design, Conceptual Design, Typography, Logos, Identity, Branding, Social Management, Commerce Design, Social Commerce, Mobile Commerce, and New Technologies.


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"Think, Create, Invent, Execute... Rinse & Repeat."

— Greg Tariff


AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Pending Patents with Visa, 2014
Pending Patents with eBay Inc., 2012 & 2013
Invited to run a workshop session called "Life After College" at SXSW, 2011
Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Category: Package Design, Overpopulate, Semi-Finalist, 2009
Best of Ringling College of Art and Design, Judged gallery show - Overpopulate, 2009
Designsiteup.com Best Packaging / Self Mailer Design Feature 2009
Gallery 28 Art Show, Juried Exhibition, Ringling College of Art and Design, 2008
Behance.net Graphic Design Website, Featured Artist, 2008
Design China, Featured Artist, 2008
Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Category: Poster Design, Semi-Finalist, 2007
Adidas/Rockport Shoes Showcase Display Design Competition, Semi-Finalist, 2007
 

RESUME


Director of UX & Design
Oak Labs
September 2015 - Present

 

Lead Designer
Visa
February 2014 - July 2015


Senior Interactive Designer
eBay Inc.
September 2011 - February 2014


Co-Founder
Gwazu, Your Social Contest Dashboard.
2010-2011


Senior Interactive Designer
BFG Communications
February 2010 - September 2011


In-House Freelance Designer Contractor
G2 / GREY Worldwide
October 2009 - December 2009


In-House Freelance Jr Designer/Art Director Contractor
Draft FCB
Public Company; ipg; Marketing and Advertising industry
June 2009 – September 2009 (4 months)


Creative Design Intern
General Motors
Public Company; GM; Automotive industry
May 2008 – August 2008 (4 months)


Campus Rep
Apple
Public Company; AAPL; Computer Hardware industry
January 2006 – November 2007 (1 year 11 months)


Contributing Writer
Autoinsane.com
Automotive industry
September 2008 – November 2009 (1 year 3 months)