I'm Justin Barber, a designer born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

I currently lead design at Applied Intuition, a Silicon Valley startup in the autonomous vehicle space. Prior to that I spent four years at Google working on the Pixel phone.

In the summer of 2019 I launched Bonsai, a personal effort to publish writing and design projects that "cultivate depth and beauty." Thanks to the support of my partners, I'm currently publishing:

  • Technicolor – an online magazine celebrating multi-ethnic relationships through conversations and photos

  • The Valleyist – a biweekly newsletter on tech and spirituality

My Instagram is private and I don't say much on Twitter, but you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter (I read every reply):

I hold in my hands a secret thing / pulsing to the rhythm of dove wings / whispers of a new spring / eternal and leafy green

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