Douglas Bowman is an influential designer whose creations and strong convictions have pushed him to the forefront of modern web design. Bowman left a long career at Wired in 2002 to focus on Stopdesign, a small consulting firm he founded in San Francisco. Under Stopdesign, he designed sites and applications for Google, Capgemini, Blogger, Cathay Pacific Airways, Adaptive Path, and Mighty Goods. In 2006, he put work for Stopdesign on hold to join Google as Visual Design Lead. In 2009, Bowman left Google to join Twitter as its Creative Director, where he leads the Design and Design Research teams, and is helping change the world, one hundred and forty characters (or less) at a time.