I'm Justin Barber, a designer born and raised in Tokyo, Japan now working at Google.

For the past few years I've been hard at work with a wonderful group of people defining the user experience for Google Pixel and the operating system behind it. In 2015 I embarked on a small, personal journey of writing at least 100 words every day for 100 days and I self-published the results as a book in early 2016. It remains my most creatively terrifying venture.

I see design as a form of haiku and believe the best things in life can sometimes be described but never quantified. Like me, my website has broken bits but tries hard to be warm, honest, and simple 🍚

My Instagram is private and I don't say much on Twitter but you can subscribe to my newsletter – it's usually short, always from the heart (and I read every reply).

Past Projects
Current Content

This site runs on Kirby and was developed by Joe Joiner in 2015. The typefaces used are Neutral BP and Romain BP. Masthead photo taken in 2016 by Patrick Dang.

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