Christian Crumlish

Director, Product Management, CloudOn

Mountain View, California


May, 2012 to present

Helping people be more productive with tablets and other mobile devices in the cloudy cloudy cloud.

Director, Messaging Products, AOL

San Francisco, California

December, 2011 to April, 2012

Helping Jason Shellen and crew build a modern conversation platform and ubiquitous amazing experience.

Director, Consumer Experience at AOL

Palo Alto, California

April, 2010 to December, 2011

I work with Matte Scheinker helping product teams at AOL deliver superior consumer experience and contributing to the company’s rebound by putting design thinking and a customer focus at the heart of business strategy.

Program co-chair at BayCHI

Palo Alto, California

January, 2009 to present

Along with Paul Sas, I book speakers for BayCHI’s monthly program, held the second Tuesday of each month, often at PARC in Palo Alto.

Advisory Board member, Concrete CMS

Portland, Oregon


Oakland, California

1967 to present

I am first and foremost a writer. Most of my other skills proceed from there.

Pattern Detective, Yahoo!

Sunnyvale, California

2007 to 2010

I’m a pattern recognizer. As curator of Yahoo’s internal design pattern library (and terms library), and of the public pattern library at, my role, in the Platform Design group, involved detecting and discerning effective design patterns, documenting them, promoting them, consulting with product teams internally to leverage these patterns, and evangelizing the pattern library to the Internet community at large.

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

AB in philosophy, 1986

Graduated sine laude, thesis in philosophy of language.