Amber Cartwright

Design Manager – Airbnb website
Amber’s design philosophy is creative imagination can solve any problem. That philosophy has been part of her since she was a child, where her librarian mother read her wild stories about how life didn’t have to fit into a neat little box. She was an artist first, where the medium of dance allowed her to explore different expressions of storytelling that lead into her first career in motion graphics, which was a natural transition from physical movement to choreography on a screen.  
Today, Amber is a Design Manager at Airbnb where she's leading a team working on new homes experiences on Airbnb. She's been a designer for over fifteen years, working across several mediums including interactive exhibit design, user experience and motion graphics in New York, Portland and San Francisco. Her past design career extends to roles with the digital agency Huge, and Second Story. She's created designs and user experience strategies for companies like Loblaws, Google, Target, American Express, GE Capital, among others. Her passion and interests in product design are about finding what inspires and motivates people, then reflecting that back into products that have meaningful impact on those individuals lives.

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