Hi, I’m Ben.

Hi, my name is Benedikt Lehnert. I’m currently the Director of Product Design for Outlook at Microsoft where I’m working with my teams in New York, San Francisco and Redmond on making email and calendaring more human and enjoyable again.

Before joining Microsoft, I was Chief Design Officer at Wunderlist. We helped people get stuff done by building the best to-do app in the market. We sold the company to Microsoft in 2015.

Together with my wife Cat Noone, I advise and invest in startups—but only if they have at least a designer co-founder, because we believe that design-led companies are the better businesses. If you think we can provide any value to your product and company, please get in touch.

A couple years ago, I wrote and self-published Typoguide—A Pocket Guide to Master Every Day’s Typographic Adventures. Although the book is currently sold out, you can check out the website.

I love handmade things, the sound of water, the smell of fabric softener and photography in black and white. But mostly I enjoy spending my spare time with Cat, our wonderful daughter Emma and our Vizsla Dexter.

Follow me on Twitter, drop me a line or let’s meet for a coffee.

This site even has a legal notice.