Justin Barber
Overview

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:

  • Bonsai – email newsletter reflecting on life, culture, and design (published ~1x/month)

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

  • The Valleyist – email newsletter exploring the intersection of technology and spiritual faith (published ~2x/month)

  • Tiny Tree Grant – a $500 grant for solo creators (given 1x/year)

My Instagram is private and I don't say much on Twitter, but you can subscribe to my aforementioned Bonsai newsletter (where I don't use words like "aforementioned").

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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