Aloha and kia ora

Ko te Moana nui a kiva te Moana. Ko Hanalei te awa.

Co-founder at Makeshapes.

405,465 Kilometers & Counting

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

We're following the music (and the waves) in 2022.

Let's chat!

What I Love

Design Driven

I employ and adapt HCD tools and techniques that starts with empathy and the problem. I then use my traditional background in design and tech to co-create thoughtful solutions.


My passion and energy, my entrepreneurial spirit pushes me to constantly lead and pursue new ideas. To do this, I'll develop or adapt a methodology that's right for the business.


I enjoy leading myself and others around me in new ways of working—whether it be design-thinking, lean, or agile—through workshops, writing, talks, and being a part of the ever-growing design and tech community.

Analytics & Research

I love to understand the ins and outs of a product and its market. I'll gather and use data and research to support product growth, spending just the right amount of time analyzing to make informed decisions.

UI & Visual Design

My background as a systematic Graphic Designer empowers me to not just convey great ideas, but take them all the way through to development. From UI to marketing to print to branding, I’ve done it all.


Whether it's searching for the next wave or learning about the next tech advancement around the corner, I can never stop learning and being curious. And what a better way to learn than with and from each other.

Years of Passion & Stoke

Ko Cody Iddings taku ingoa.

I have humble beginnings on the small island of Kaua’i, and have worked globally in California and New Zealand. I'm currently based near Austin, TX. Outside of work, I'm an avid surfer, gamer, and father of 3.

I'm a co-founder of Makeshapes. We're on a mission to democratise high-quality team learning. Our unique approach allows organisations to scale learning and culture change in a way not previously possible. At Makeshapes, I'm responsible for the development, experience, and integrity of our product. With an award-winning background in innovation, UX, and human-centered design, I am ensuring Makeshapes solves the problems of enterprises globally and is user-friendly.

I'm looking to bring my two passions together, surfing and gaming, to build a new surf game alongside Ben Weiland. If you're a UNITY developer and surfer, please reach out!


Co-founder at Makeshapes

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Contact Me

Coffee, lunch, yarn, or even a surf.