Douglas Bowman is an influential designer whose successful creations and strong convictions have pushed him to the forefront of responsible, forward-thinking web design. Bowman left Wired in 2002 to focus on Stopdesign, a small design firm he founded in San Francisco. Under Stopdesign, he designed widely acclaimed 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 Creative Director, where he’s leading all design efforts and helping change the world, one hundred and forty characters (or less) at a time.