In August 2019, WeWork acquired the rival co-working business, Spacious. The three-year-old, New York-based startup turned restaurants that sit empty during the day into co-working spaces. Spacious was co-founded in 2016 by CEO Preston Pesek whose background is in commercial real estate.

The company’s goal was to take advantage of under-utilized urban spaces, including abandoned retail stores and empty restaurants, to serve the co-working crowd.

I was the lead designer tasked with adopting the Spacious technology into the WeWork stack and quickly ramping up product experiments.