Creative Designer Scott Andress Joins 23andMe
July 14, 2015
Andress to Serve as Director of Product Design with a Focus on Customer Experience
Mountain View, Calif. – July 14, 2015 – 23andMe, Inc. announced today the appointment of Scott Andress as director of product design. Formerly with Yahoo and Apple, Andress will lead the design team responsible for creating unique and engaging customer experiences in the new realm of personal genetics pioneered by 23andMe.
“Scott’s unique perspective combined with his depth and breadth of design experience will help us optimize the customer experience,” said Brad Kittredge, 23andMe’s vice president of product. “He is an innovative and strategic thinker who applies rigor and discipline to all his creative product design.”
In addition to leading design for product experiences at 23andMe, Andress will focus on collaborating with product managers and engineers to drive design excellence for current and future 23andMe products. He and his team will work to create compelling products for both web and mobile applications.
“It’s not often that one gets a chance to work on a product that is entirely unique,” said Andress. “23andMe is at the forefront of direct to consumer genetics, and I’m excited by the chance to enhance this new experience for customers.”
Andress has two decades of design experience. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Design, Mobile and Emerging Products at Yahoo. Prior to this role, he served in many positions at Yahoo, leading design across a number of products including search, homepage, and media. Before Yahoo, he gained design insights across a variety of product categories including ecommerce at Apple, and web solutions at Palm.
Andress earned a Bachelor of Arts in behavioral science with an emphasis in anthropology from La Sierra University and holds a Master of Public Health in health administration from Loma Linda University.
23andMe is actively hiring in a variety of areas, particularly for designers, software test engineers, geneticists and computational biologists. For more information on available positions please visit www.23andme.com/careers.
23andMe, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA clearances for genetic health reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80% of its customers electing to participate. The 23andMe research platform has generated more than 180 publications on the genetic underpinnings of a wide range of diseases. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas, including oncology, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases, in addition to other therapeutic areas. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.