PJ Onori

Résumé – P.J. Onori



Employed Apr 2024 – Present

Sr. Design Manager, Design Systems

Apr 2024 – Present


Employed Sep 2023 – Dec 2023

Sr. Design Manager, PayPal UI

Sep 2023 – Dec 2023

Acted as the manager of the PayPal UI team through a redesign of the company's design system. Acted as both manager and IC to land its delivery on schedule.


Employed Apr 2019 – Sep 2023

Design Manager / Product Owner, Gestalt Design System

Mar 2023 – Sep 2023

Transitioned back into people management while continuing to own the vision of strategic direction of Gestalt.

Lead Product Designer / Product Owner, Gestalt Design System

Feb 2022 – Mar 2023

Owned the vision and strategy for the Gestalt design system; leading to signficant increases in adoption and customer sentiment.


Design Manager / Product Owner, Gestalt Design System

Jan 2020 – Feb 2022

Led the transition of the team to be a fully-staffed, cross-functional design systems practice.


Lead Product Designer, Gestalt Design System

Apr 2019 – Jan 2020

Acted as lead designer in Pinterest's internal design system, design tooling and infrastructure initiatives.


Disney Streaming Services

Employed Apr 2017 – Apr 2019

Principal Designer



Employed Dec 2015 – Dec 2016

Design-Driven Product Manager




Employed Mar 2013 – Nov 2015

Partner & Director of Design Technology

Worked on a range of consulting projects ranging from focused UX to interface design to iconography. Clients include: OpenTable, Twitter, Splunk, Intuit and Mulesoft. In addition, worked with the Waybury team to produce Iconic (https://useiconic.com/) and Relay (https://relay.io). Waybury was acquired by InVision in December 2015.

Independent UX/Technology Consultancy

Employed Mar 2012 – Mar 2013

Assisted clients such as HOT Studio, Splunk and General Electric with problems ranging from pure user experience to technology-related challenges.

Adaptive Path

Employed Mar 2010 – Aug 2011

Design Technologist

Served in several capacities in the experience design process - from prototyping to design strategy to facilitating workshops (and everything in between). Worked for organizations such as the United Nations, Samsung and Adobe.

Independent UX/Technology Consultant

Employed Jun 2007 – Mar 2010

Worked as a design technology consultant to handle projects that demand visual/interactive design along with technical strategy and development.

Recent projects I have been a part of are Patrón Tequila (patrontequila.com), Horizon Dairy (horizondairy.com), Stanlee Gatti's website (stanleegatti.com), internal kiosk applications and Current.com's Viewpoints experience (now offline).

I have done work for companies such as Current TV, Adaptive Path, Hearst Corporation and Mekanism.


Employed Nov 2006 – Jun 2007

Senior Design Technologist

Acted as the senior design technologist, responsible for development of various Actionscript 2 and Actionscript 3 applications.

Projects of interest were The Apartment's Flex-based Wordpress blog and TED.com's video player.

Current TV

Employed May 2006 – Nov 2006

Web Designer

Acted as the lead front-end developer for Current TV's second generation website and video player from inception to launch.

Senior Flash Developer, SolutionSet

Employed Jun 2005 – May 2006

Web Developer, Kacyra Family Foundation

Employed Jun 2003 – Jun 2005


BFA, Visual Arts, University of San Francisco