Eric Stein

brand & UX specialist | jr. partner ventures

“A great brand is like great design. When it’s there, you don’t even think about it.”

Eric Stein is a born-and-raised Californian with particular passions for branding, marketing strategy, and disruptive entrepreneurship.

He moved to Oslo in 2016 to complete his MSc in Strategic Marketing Management as a Presidential Scholarship Recipient at BI Norwegian Business School. During his studies, he began working with thebrandproject* as a jr. advisor and “millennial mind.” As the organization has evolved into XY01, Eric has concentrated his professional efforts on venture and branding projects.

Prior to moving to Oslo, Eric received his B.A. in Economics with a Minor in Business from UC San Diego, and studying abroad at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Sciences Po, Paris. He independently pursued an education in UI/UX design and is a strong advocate of the design thinking methodology. Professionally, he has worked alongside businesses ranging from disruptively ambitious startups to industry-leading multinational organizations.

Eric’s work consistently reflects his multidisciplinary background in marketing, economics, and design, as well as his global and intercultural experiences.

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