A photo of me! Maddy Russell!

Hey, I’m Maddy. I’m a digital product designer, but I think you’ve probably figured that out by now.

I'm currently located in Portland, OR, working as the lead designer for Crossbeam. I believe tech should be helpful, not hurtful, and I aim to make people's day-to-day a bit easier with every product I design.

While my two passions are design and technology, I like other stuff too! In my free time you can catch me trying to perfect my shrimp & grits recipe, spending too much time at my local record store, leaving silly reviews on Letterboxd, or playing video games.

Where I've Worked

  • Crossbeam
    June 2020 — Present

    Senior Product Designer @ Crossbeam

    Fostering design culture and leading design strategy. Designing and maintaining the system for their flagship product, a new and innovative partnership platform.

  • Foureyes
    May 2018 — June 2020

    Senior Product Designer @ Foureyes

    Managed a team of designers and helped launch an all-new, multi-module product suite with an entirely new visual identity.

  • Webjunto
    March 2015 — March 2018

    Lead Designer & UX Engineer @ Webjunto

    Collaborated with clients and a team of developers to deliver fully functional web and mobile applications. Managed a team of designers and led all front-end development.

What I Use

  • Figma
  • Notion
  • Pocketcasts
  • Spotify
  • Timestripe
  • Webflow

What People Say

Maddy is one of the most dedicated, hard-working, and meticulous people I've ever met... She has the skill set of an entire design team by herself but is a reliable team player and an excellent leader...Maddy can hear and decipher the needs of clients and colleagues and make key decisions that are reasonable, empathetic and carefully considered. Truly a privilege to work with.

David Machov
David Machov
Brand Designer & Strategist

Maddy is hands down one of the most hard working people that I know. She always puts in the extra effort to make sure that her work, as well as the work of her subordinates, meets or exceeds a clients' expectation. Though Maddy is humble about her work, she is an extremely diligent, proficient, and highly professional Designer and UX Engineer.

Liz Brown
Liz Brown
Entrepeneur & Experience Designer