Johan designs advanced technology at Holotype. Before, he led the design of the autonomous car at Lyft and moonshots at Google X.


Currently exploring the next frontier of biology and computing at Holotype.

Before, Johan led the Autonomous Design team at Lyft and Level 5 and launched moonshots at Google X including Replicant, Project Wing, Project Loon, Chronicle, and Everyday Robots. Before joining Google in 2012 he ran a design agency for 7 years working with clients including Apple and the Danish Government.

Johan holds an M.S. in Computer Science and Design and a B.A. in Philosophy. At Stanford University his research on Aggregated Trustworthiness examined the role of social media on online credibility formation.


Talk AI in the Wild – How AI is moving robots into the real world.

Podcast First step is awareness – Interview with Howard Rheingold.

Essay Persistence – A personal story of setting goals.

Essay Limits of logic – Break the cage and imagine the possible.

Essay A new mindset – Change your mind to change the world.