Tam Face

Hiya. I'm Tam.

I'm a Product Manager.

I lead cross-functional product teams,
to build customer-facing services,
that change people's lives for the better,
and make money.

I lead cross-functional product teams, to build customer-facing services, that change people's lives for the better, and make money.

Things I've Built

Some of the things I've worked on professionally are:

  • Changing the way the world deals with death with Farewill, where I am a Group Product Manager and Design Manager.
  • Redesigning biographies for the 21st century with Kindeo, where I was Product Lead.
  • Fashion ecommerce sites, mobile apps and internal tooling for with SecretSales, where I was a Product Manager.
  • Various console games with VooFoo Studios, where I was a Game Designer and Creative Producer.
  • Games and analytics tools for Facebook with Setgo Games, where I was a Game Designer.
  • Games for iPhones with Tag Games, where I was a 3D Artist.

Things I've Written

I like writing (and talking) about Product Management, team building and mental health.

I noticed the repeating tension between the desire to do customer discovery vs the perceived time it takes, so I wrote a really detailed explainer on how my team and I set up, run, and analise customer interviews in 7 days. This article is now used as a training resource for other startups in the Kindred portfolio.

I've also written and spoken about mental health, stress, and burnout quite openly after struggling with those things myself. This post about de-stressing by going for a walk just to have a walk gets regular positive feedback.

Things I've Taught

I really like teaching people.

I taught a 10-week game making course for Year 7s at a High School in Birmingham. Each student learnt the basics of Kodu and then built their own simple game.

I taught a Web Design summer school course at Rich Mix in London. Each student was a total beginner and by the end of the 5 day course everyone had made a simple website like this one.

I've also voluteered with AgeUK to help teach older people how to use tablets and smartphones.