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Tom Smykowski: The Patron Saint of Product Managers
Hello, my name is Ari Feldman and this is my personal online space. I'm a Product Manager at Google where I currently lead a team that designs mission-critical, enterprise software for internal use. Prior to that, I spent several years building various products in the online advertising space. And, before that, I worked on a bunch of very diverse and equally interesting projects.

Realizing I wasn't a good programmer, I taught myself how to create pixel art and designed the artwork for several shareware games for the Atari ST series. Later, I created SpriteLib, a free collection of pre-drawn 2D artwork that has been featured in dozens of computer programming books. Speaking of computer books, I actually wrote one on designing computer game art and another on User Interface design.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, following international strategic developments, indulging in retro computing, listening to Spotify, vegetating on my couch, and keeping up with the latest Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna gossip. And, no, I don't actually look like Tom Smykowski from the 1999 movie "Office Space" but there's quite a bit of Tom in the soul of veteran Product Managers everywhere.

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