Nick Barnes is an innovative product developer that specializes in creativity, Design Thinking, and consumer-facing product development. He likes thinking big and imagining an enlightened future for customers and consumers by discovering exciting new products, emerging technology, and interesting trends, and combining these into unique solutions or fresh ideas.
Nick has 8 years experience in CPG innovation and product development. He most recently provided product management for Breakthrough Innovations at Kimberly-Clark. In this role, Nick helped champion the transition of a traditional manufacturing company to one that now includes a layer of digital products and services into the innovation pipelines of their major Brands. Nick wore many hats to help move a number of innovative pilots forward. He has end-to-end experience with mobile apps, voice apps, wearables, IoT experiences, and hard/soft goods.
Nick can speak the language of Design, UX, and Consumer. He is a certified Scrum Master and not afraid to break the rules. Nick is a trained prototyper but also a self-taught wireframer and content producer. He also holds 6+ patents and trade secrets.
Nick used both sides of his brain to graduate with a degree in Biomolecular Chemistry with minors in Studio Art and Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He also played a lot of soccer.