John Palmer

I’m a product designer and former founder. These days, I'm mostly interested in spatial software and crypto.

I started my career as a software engineer at Snapchat, then founded a crypto startup that built creative tools for Ethereum, which went through Y Combinator in 2018. Since then, I've worked as a designer and consultant for several startups and investors, including Mirror, Muze, a16z Crypto, and Y Combinator, where I help out part-time with admissions.


I work directly with startup founders and investors, typically helping with product design and strategy. To work with me or hear more, please email me at

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