UX Design Mentors

Our mentors usually have a 60 day rolling availability. If you don't find any available slots, it means their slots are already booked. New slots open up every week, so please revisit their schedule to book one. Thank you!
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Abhishek Kannekanti

Interaction Designer, Google

Abhi is a Bay Area-based designer at Google where he’s currently driving the reporting side of Ads platform empowering millions of advertisers to measure their business performance. He firmly believes that design can improve human lives and transforms companies. One of his core values is that there’s no such thing as an average human and they can accomplish any through perseverance and endurance. Abhi is excited to mentor folks who are curious about anything design.
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Adam Rotmil

Discovery & Design Lead at AstraZeneca | Podcast Host at Still Iterating

Adam is a Discovery & Design Lead at AstraZeneca, podcast host at Still Iterating, and teaches design at MICA. He started as an information architect in 2002. Adam has designed digital products for corporations, governments and startups. He's worked in Boston, Japan, and DC. He studied at SCAD, AIB, HGK Basel, and Harvard. Reach out to talk about: getting into UX, serving as a design lead, coaching, research, prototyping, testing, visual design, and general UX craft.  
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Adarsh Bindal

Senior Product Designer, Sumo Logic

Adarsh is a Senior Product Designer on Sumo Logic's Design System team. With close to a decade of experience spread across freelance, corporate, and startup, he is adept at molding design processes for different industries and product types. Ask him about design systems and platform approach to design, differing design approaches based on product stage and market, and getting your point across to devs and other stakeholders.
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Aditi Dhar

UX Designer, Rockset

Aditi is a bay area based UX designer currently leading design at Rockset. Over the years, she has worked in several product teams in big enterprises and now an early stage startup. Solving mess-y problems and work that has potential for impact keeps her going. Ask her about getting started in UX, UX @ startups, Enterprise UX, advocating for UX in your org, or prepping for your next UX gig.
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Ahmet Burak Aktas

Sr. Interaction Designer, Holidu

I am a senior interaction designer at Holidu, one of the largest travel-tech start-ups in Europe. I come from Industrial Design background and worked in mostly tech and healthcare companies. I recently moved to Munich, Germany, and previously lived and worked in the USA, Japan, and my home Turkey. I can advise on: Finding a UX design job in Europe / Germany, Relocating to Germany for a job and settling tips, portfolio/resume reviews etc.
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Akash Harlalka

UX Designer, Amazon Smart Home

Akash has 6 years of experience in the tech industry designing for Amazon and early stage startups. Currently at Amazon he is designing the future of Smart home in Alexa. Ask him about career development, resume/portfolio review and problem solving for scale.
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Alberto Forero

UX Manager, Splunk

Alberto is a Design Manager at Splunk in San Francisco. He has been a UX Designer, Illustrator and 3D artist in New York, Honolulu, and San Francisco for the last 25 years. Over this time he’s worked on diverse projects, such as data-rich applications, video games, and virtual worlds. He believes that design could be doing far more good for the world.
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Alberto Orsini

Sr. UX Manager, Royal Caribbean Cruises

I am a design leader who has been building, scaling, and mentoring teams for the past 10 years. I am interested in discussing your resume, portfolio, career trajectory, or any tool tips or questions you may have.
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Alesha Unpingco

UX Lead, Google

Alesha has over 10 years UX design, prototyping, and programs experience in higher ed, nonprofits, startups, advertising, and tech. At Google, she's worked on VR/AR design and cross-platform social experiences for video games. She's passionate about using design thinking to align teams and empower people. Ask her about unconventional paths into UX, design thinking, immersive/spatial design, emerging tech, ecosystem design, design strategy, and/or social good.
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Alessandro Dallafina

Interaction Designer, Google

Alessandro, Designer at Google by day and rock climber by night. He spent the last 10 years designing strategies and digital products for major tech companies and startups in North America and Europe. You can ask him anything about: Design and UX process, Personal growth, Resume or interview guidance, Portfolio review, Job search and career advice.
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Alexandra Hsiao

UX Designer, Google

Alexandra is a design leader with experience building user focused products and leading teams. Passionate about team-building, user research, design systems and continuous improvement.She advises on how to get into UX if one didn't go to school for it, and making a career change into it, landing on the first job without experience.
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Amanda Ruzin

SVP Experience Design, Bounteous

Amanda is SVP of Experience Design at Bounteous, where she leads a talented creative group who helps clients understand problems, identify patterns, overcome obstacles, design solutions, test hypotheses, and create amazing digital products and services. Ask her about finding and developing talent, growing new leaders, scaling design organizations, or for advice on designing your own career path.
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Amy Cho

UX Designer, Amazon Web Services

Amy is a UX designer at AWS FinTech and has 7+ years of experience in e-commerce, logistics, design process, design systems, cloud software and user research. She advises designers from junior to seniors across the country about career development and have been mentoring designers for the past 4 years. You can ask her about anything from resume, portfolio, whiteboarding, interview skills, and more!
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Amy Meng

Interaction Designer, Google

Amy Meng is a UX Designer at Google with expertise in visual and interaction design for cross-platform experiences including mobile, auto, and TV. She is passionate about art and technology and has a background in fine art. She has worked as a designer for companies like Facebook and Microsoft in previous roles. Happy to chat about career advice, design, art, and finding your inner balance in life.
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Andrew Ku

UX Designer, Google

Andrew Ku is UX Designer at Google, on the front wave of designing voice assistants and devices. He is gravitated toward physical+digital intersections, multimodal interfaces, and system design thinking. He’s happy to chat about those topics, or anything related to design and design career.
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Anjana Thirumalai

Senior Product Designer, Grubhub

Anjana is a seasoned product designer who is passionate about the intersection of people, feelings and technology. Being an immigrant, she brings a unique perspective to solve design problems. Ask her about portfolio reviews, landing your perfect job, design strategy, story telling, building sustainable relationships at work and, the balancing art of parenting and working.
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Anna Phan

UX Designer, Google

Anna’s experience over the past 10 years includes UX design, product management, and strategy. She has designed products from concept to launch in areas such as EdTech, e-Commerce, and Digital Health at early stage startups and large corporations. She strongly believes that companies can be both profit-driven and purpose-driven. She is currently a designer for Google Nest and would love to help others create their career path into UX. Ask her about job searching, portfolios, changing careers, negotiating, puns, and what it’s like to be a dog whisperer - anything goes!
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Annette Hong

AR/VR Product Designer, Facebook

I’m currently a Product Designer at Facebook focusing on social experiences in VR. Prior to Facebook and Dokkaebier, I interned at Palantir with the Foundry Security & Data Versioning team, and have also worked on projects with PNC Bank and Bosch. I love designing for complexity and ambiguity, especially for collaboration and decision-making. We can chat about: interview tips, portfolios and case studies, networking, building confidence as a designer, transitioning from school to work, etc.
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Anukriti Verma

Senior UX Designer, Linkedin

Anukriti has over 8 years of experience leading design for products and is currently improving trust and privacy on LinkedIn. Anukriti is passionate about design details, pixel perfection and equally appreciates the thought it takes to create a simplified interaction. She deeply cares about creating collaborative culture in teams and creating equal opportunity for all. Ask her about setting goals, resume or portfolio review, building a collaborative design culture, career development, or any general advice about being a designer.
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Apurva Gupta

Senior UX Designer, Amazon Web Services

Apurva is a seasoned designer and has been in the design industry for over 8 years. Her experience spans over diverse industries including retail, consumer applications, fin-tech, internal tools and enterprise products. She has worked with companies both big and small leading end-to-end design and helping teams set-up design-first product development processes, design systems and accessibility programs. Ask her about breaking into UX, design thinking/strategy, emerging trends in design, accessibility or spend some time reviewing portfolios and getting ready for your next big interview!
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Aunindra Kumar Sinha

Senior UX Designer, Indeed

Aunindra has 14+ years of experience in consumer & enterprise products and worked with companies like Intel, Cognizant & Infosys in the past. Combining creativity and analytical ability in solving user-experience problems to provide fresh, practical, and usable solutions, Aunindra's focus areas are design strategy, conceptualization, interaction design, user research, and spearheading the design of software products. He would love to talk about UX design process, customer centricity, collaboration techniques, design tools and career development plans.
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Aurélie Bazard

Staff UX Designer, Google

Aurélie is a Staff UX designer at Google and a startups advisor in Zürich, Switzerland. She is passionate about design and product innovation, gender equity, leadership for women in tech/design, economics, art, solving for the underserved. Ask her about any of these topics or design stuff in general.
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Bala Kalyanasundaram

Senior UX Leader, Google

Bala has 13 yrs of UX leadership and 20 yrs of hands-on UX experience working for Google, Salesforce and Vanguard identifying and solving complex, impactful b2b, b2c, b2b2c problems. He has assembled a wide range of skills spanning UX leadership, strategy, information architecture, product design, research, process, org design, soft skills, operational excellence and managed/coached about 65 individual contributors and managers/leaders. Reach out to him to discuss anything related to UX.
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Camilo Salazar

CXO, Medá Fintech

Camilo is the CXO of Medá Fintech @Mexico City, with more than 15 years creating digital products from web platforms to mobile products B2C, B2B and M2M. Co-founding companies like synapbox.com and futureis.tech. Strong topics: Startup / Product definition, Product design, Team WoW (Way of Work) definition, From design to development, Web/mobile/local development, Product research and Product innovation. From a designer POV to developer POV.
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Cara Lynn Kleid

Principal UX Designer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Cara is a Principal UX Designer and design team leader at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focused on building organizational design maturity while leading the user experience of the Gates Foundation’s technology platform. Prior to the Gates Foundation, Cara worked at MAYA Design as well as startups in Seattle, WA, and in Kampala, Uganda where she lead work to research, design, and launch mobile financial services for the rural poor.
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Charlie No

Motion and Visual Designer, Google

Charlie started his career at Google in 2014 working on Android TV and then WearOS by Google (formerly known as Android Wear). Currently Charlie works as a Motion and Visual designer on special projects for Fuchsia. Prior to joining Google, Charlie spent 10+ years in New York City as a Creative Director for TV and Advertising. Key areas of mentorship in the following areas: transitioning to UX from a non UX career, general motion and visual design, motion and visual design systems, lo-fidelity prototyping, designing UX for smart watches, work life balance, career growth and development.
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Charu Pardasani

Senior Design Strategy and Innovation Consultant, EY

Charu is currently working as a Design Strategist at EY. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work with Deloitte, Microsoft, and Oracle, wherein she helped their clients solve messy complex problems. Talk to her about career paths, design thinking, design methodologies, incorporating UX or user research in your organization, books to read, or planning and designing workshops.
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Corina Yen

Former Design Manager, Lever

Corina is product design and strategy leader in SF. She led the design team at Lever, and has spent the past 10 years as a designer at B2B startups. Her depth as a designer lies in in user experience, product thinking, and translating empathy into insights. She also co-wrote the book Creative Confidence with IDEO founders David & Tom Kelley. Ask her about career advice, writing, B2B design, and how to have more impact as a designer.
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Courtney Yule

Interaction Designer, Google

Courtney has a background in designing for complex fintech applications, and is currently leading design on production software that helps manage global resource capacity to keep Google up and running. She has led complex UX projects end-to-end so can advise on design sprints & workshops, sketching & ideation, visual design, high-fidelity mockups and prototypes, design systems, UX research and stakeholder management. With experience in building UX teams she is also happy to do portfolio reviews and discuss finding new opportunities.
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Danilo Parise

Global Creative Director, Vodafone Group

Danilo is currently Global Creative Director at Vodafone Group and he specialises in developing digital strategies, user experiences, branded contents, and experiential initiatives. He is former creative lead at Microsoft, where he pioneered VR\AR interactive solutions. In his past, he was also the founder of a leading motion and branding design agency. By empowering teams, he loves to create customer experiences that people love worldwide. Talk with him about design leadership, portfolio surgery, career development, UX\UI design.
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Danny Johnson Jr

Sr. UX Designer, Boeing

Danny has 10+ years of industry experience. In 2013 he began transitioning from graphic design to UX. He has led the design of multiple large-scale end-to-end products for both web and mobile. He is passionate about leading and building strong teams through partnership. Ask Danny about career transitions, portfolio reviews, interviewing, the UCD process, managing and building relationships, and how to manage your internal narrative, reduce anxiety and enjoy the work you do.
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Danny Keane

Product Design Lead, Google

Danny is a startup advisor and a senior design lead at YouTube. With over a decade of experience, Danny has a proven track record leading and establishing design teams, shipping successful products at scale, and helping companies go from zero to one. Danny currently advises in areas such as career growth/development, UX leadership/strategy, design reviews, product innovation, and "making it" without a college degree.
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Edwin Choi

UX Designer, Verily

Edwin is a bay area designer at Verily, working on healthcare products to accelerate research and care for all. With a background that combines biology, medical illustration, and design, he understands what it's like to take a non-traditional path into the world of UX and product. He brings with him 4 years of industry experience (in-house and agency), and looks forward to providing guidance on resumes, portfolios, interviews, general career path, or chatting about anything related to healthcare, medicine, art, and design.
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Evert Kouwenhoven

UX Designer, IBIS Software

I'm Evert Kouwenhoven, currently working for IBIS B.V. in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on software for calculation in construction projects. I love working on projects and products that are for specialized groups where the challenge is to make the complex easy to use. I have worked as a UX Designer and Team Leader for companies in Europe and Africa, coming across a wide range of user groups in my work. Ask me about setting up UX strategies, working with complex applications, dealing with stakeholders, UX in Africa, and general UX practices.
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Fazlul Hoque

Senior UX Designer, Google

Based in Zurich. I am a multi-disciplined designer with over a decade of professional experience in working with business strategy through to execution, ideation, interface design and prototyping. Apart from my relish to solve problems through design, I am equally passionate about the maker movement. Please ask me about UX design processes, design tools or career development in the UX field.
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Hannah Chen

Product Design Lead, Lyft

Hannah is currently a Product Design Lead at Lyft. She has been designing innovative solutions for a wide range of products: Lyft's front light-up emblem, Google Assistant, Google Payment, Oracle HR software, and more. Hannah has hands-on expertise in interaction design from the web to mobile, to voice, and light. You can ask her about general UX best practices, portfolio feedback, design interviews, design sprint facilitation, UX strategy, UX career growth, or even life advice.
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Helen Wu

Product Designer, AppDynamics

Helen is a product designer with Appdynamics. Helen has previously worked as an innovation consultant with Lippincott, and contracted with Boeing HorizonX, Intuit, PNC Bank, as well as across multiple industries. Helen holds a Bachelor of Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She is happy to lend advice to help you understand the design landscape, emerging skills and trends in and out of market, offer general portfolio, resume and job search guidance, or talk about whether robots really will take over the world.
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Hernan Maestre

UX Designer, Microsoft

Hernan is a UX Designer on the Education team at Microsoft with background in Design Strategy and Industrial Design. Prior to Microsoft, Hernan worked with OneNote, Fahrenheit 212 and BoConcept as an intern. You can ask him about: interviewing tips, portfolio reviews, building confidence as a designer, influencing the development process, transitioning to UX, or Design strategy.
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Himanshu Hazarika

Senior Designer, Bosch

I'm an Interaction Designer with expertise in Usability Engineering, Visual Storytelling and has worked across domains like Healthcare, Medical Devices, Automotive and Media & Entertainment. Currently, I'm leading the Design at the Data Engineering Centre for Autonomous Driving at Robert Bosch. I'm passionate about Product Design, Multi-modal Interactions, System Design Thinking and Storytelling. I'll be happy to talk about any Design topic, Cross-team collaboration, Innovation, Career guidance or any advice about being a Designer.
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Hsin-chieh Yeh

UX Designer, Ekino London

Hsin-chieh is a UX Designer at Ekino London(Havas Group) with expertise in design thinking, product strategy, and interaction design for cross-platform experiences. She has product design experience in start-ups and digital agency, and you can ask her questions about: Finding your strengths and navigate to UX, portfolio review, using data to build your UX hypothesis, and UX research and design process.
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Ian Sagabaen

Interaction Designer, Google

Ian is an interaction designer with many years of creating enterprise and internal tools for Bay Area companies, currently designing the journey for Google Cloud customers to easily get tech support. Though he can talk about UX design for hours, he loves to redirect conversations to his favorite local restaurants, the value of studying abroad, or how to use your graphic design skills to get Major League Baseball to call you a superfan!
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Jai Mitchell

Interaction Designer, Google

Jai is a product designer at Google, working on the Maps experience in cars. Prior to Google, he worked with product design agencies Josephmark and Ustwo, as well as a few stints with startups. In 2016, Jai started the 'Product of BNE' Meetup in Brisbane Australia, which has since spread around Australia (Sydney, Adelaide & Perth) and the world (San Francisco & Stockholm). He loves to talk about design, and to hear about and offer new perspectives on other people's careers, aspirations, or particular product problems.
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Jaki Clark

Principal Product Designer, Lessonly

Jaki is Principal Product Designer at Lessonly and has 10+ years of experience in the industry. She advises young UX and product design professionals and those looking to switch into/out of product management into/out of design. Her strengths are research, product strategy, and interaction design. 
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Jamila Schon

Interaction Designer, Google

Jamila is an Interaction Designer with expertise in corporate UX design. She has led several design projects and topics across the entire organisation, created concepts and innovations for the SAP Fiori design system and published design guidelines for other designers. She can share with you her knowledge on corporate UX and how to takle complex problems and develop solutions that end-users love: from understanding the problem space, to ideation, design and validation of design concepts and visions, up to working with engineers to get the implementation right. Meet with her, if you need an advice for your design project or want to learn more about corporate UX.
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Jaquelyn Wang

Interaction Designer, Google

Graduated from School of Visual Arts, Jaquelyn has been designing across the globe in New York, Shanghai, and Singapore. She loves getting her hands on all types of design and products, from designing Nike training app to millennial DNA dating app. Anything that involves complex problem solving excites her. On the side, Jaquelyn also loves growing plants, painting, and entrepreneurship. She co-founded bag brand Apede Mod with her friend to fulfil her creative freedom.
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Jeff McKeand

Product Design Lead, Teaming

I'm a product design leader with more than a decade of experience. I'm happy to advise others on developing their product design skills, and how to navigate relationships on design teams, whether they're a new manager or an individual contributor.
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Jeff Mielke

UX Design Manager, Google

Jeff has been involved with interaction design for twenty years. He has worked for large and small companies and is passionate about storytelling in design. Please ask him about design processes and strategies or career development.
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Jenn Lee

Product Designer, C3.ai

I'm currently a product designer focusing on AI at C3.ai. I'm specifically passionate about designing around data, rapid prototyping, and technology for enablement. As a more junior designer myself, I'm also happy to chat about transitioning from college to the industry and tips on crafting a beginner's UX portfolio!
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Jessica Bronson

Lead Product Designer, Collective Health

Jess works at a health/tech startup in SF. In a previous life, she was a wannabe fashion designer living in NYC. She started working in tech 7 years ago after getting her masters in Savannah and has been navigating this crazy environment ever since. Ask her about combatting imposter syndrome, tech, understanding the plethora of design roles available, the different flavors of leadership/finding your own voice, interpersonal relationships...anything!
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Jessy Xia

Senior Interaction Designer, Google

Jessy Xia currently works as an interaction designer on WearOS by Google. Prior to Google, Jessy spent 10+ years working at design agencies, large and small companies focusing on wearable and connected devices. Ask her about: transitioning from agency to in-house, software and hardware integration, time management and portfolio development.
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Jiayang Zhang

UX Designer, Google

Jiayang is a UX Designer at Google with a background in Computer Science and Entertainment Technology. She's passionate about immersive design and prototyping in AR/VR, and building a more connected world with emerging technologies. Ask her about building design language across 2D/3D, emotion design, multimodal interactions, speculative design, design career, and/or women in tech.
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Joe Giovenco

Interaction Designer, Google

Hi, I'm Joe! Interaction designer at Google in San Francisco. I'm passionate about solving problems through design thinking and have created multiple digital and physical product experiences for leading global brands during my career. I'm very interested in UX innovation and emerging technologies such as wearables, AR/VR and voice UI. I also have experience creating interactive prototypes, conducting user research / usability testing, and physical product design. Feel free to reach out about career advice, breaking into the field, job opportunities, portfolio reviews, or anything design or UX related.
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Josh Gold

UX Designer, Linkedin

Throughout his career, Josh has focused primarily on the financial technology space. Currently, he is working on the commerce team at Linkedin. Financial technology has been an ideal field to pursue his love of unravelling complicated system problems, collaborating with teams that are constructed of people with diverse skill sets, and constantly pushing the UX bar in a space that has the potential to really have a positive impact. You can ask him about anything, ranging from digital nomad life, design strategy, portfolio and interviewing skills, and enterprise vs consumers design.
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Julia Chen

UX Designer, Google

Julia is a UX Designer at Google with a background in Psychology. Before Google, she worked at various startups in the SF Bay Area. Ask her about getting started as a self-taught designer, overcoming imposter syndrome, designing more inclusively, and working at a startup vs big company.
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Karan Gupta

Product Designer, Google

Karan is a Product Designer working for NBU products at Google in Bangalore. Previously, he was in the Bay Area designing for Growth at Dropbox and GoPro. Ask him about interview prep, UX process, growth design, designing for new internet users, design scene in India or just grab coffee to learn more about what he's been upto!
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Kenji Huang

Senior UX Designer, Google

Hello. I’m a designer at Google Health. Previously from Google Nest, a health tech startup and an agency called frog design. Happy to share what I’ve learned figuring out what aspects of work, people and places I’ve enjoyed in the past 10 years as well as transitioning careers from outside UX. If you’re looking to work through portfolios/resumes, I’ll share what I believe makes a designer stand out. Let’s chat.
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Kenny Chen

Interaction Designer, Google

Kenny is a UX designer based in Southern California working on business intelligence tools at Google. He has led design teams and startups in industries like finance, e-commerce, television, and car navigation systems. In his spare time, he runs UX Design Weekly, a curated newsletter of the best design articles and resources. Ask him about designing at Google, portfolio feedback, interview tips, career development, design leadership, or anything UX related.
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Khiem Duy Nguyen

UX Designer, Amazon Web Services

Khiem is a UX Designer at Amazon Web Services where he currently focuses on driving the end-to-end UX for its internal FinOps product suite. As a UX designer, he loves making sense out of complex systems & processes through the creation of delightful, intuitive, and functional experiences - on behalf of users! With 4+ years of experience working in enterprise UX (Microsoft, Oracle, and now AWS), Khiem is particularly interested in this domain. He's also open to all other design-related discussions, from career growth, networking, best practices, to nailing your next interview.
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Kruthi Sabnis Krishna

Staff Product Designer, Twilio

Kruthi is a staff product designer, designing for growth at Twilio. She has a background in engineering and enjoys building and designing enterprise products with years of experience at Citrix, IBM and VMware. She is happy to chat about getting started with UX, enterprise UX, building UX teams and her new found interest - Growth Design.
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Lillian Wei

Product Designer, Facebook

Lillian is currently a Product Designer at Facebook focused on creating meaningful human-centered experiences in the B2B and CRM space. Prior to Facebook, Lillian has experience tackling problems in education, e-commerce, urban transportation, and micro-mobility. She is happy to share with you anything related to her experience, offer design feedback or advice on breaking into a design career.
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Lily Pai

UX Designer, Cisco

Lily works on collaboration and communication tools for scalable enterprises and operational centers at Cicso. Previously, she completed her graduate degree in HCI at Carnegie Mellon University and has 5 years of industry experience. She is passionate to chat with anyone in their early UX careers, studying HCI grad schools, or looking into the job market. She has been helping designers review design challenges, resume, portfolio, and do interview prep.
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Lu Gan

Interaction Designer, Google

Lu first joined Google Area 120, a workshop for Google’s experimental products as an interaction designer. Now she is helping to define the products for next billion users around the world. Enjoying working in a startup environment, she is happy to chat about enthusiasm for design, portfolio review, finding design opportunities and more!
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Malea Gadoury

Co-Founder & Designer, Foreward

Malea is a co-founder and designer at Foreword, a new company that helps college students navigate their academic career, and supports them into preparing and landing a job in a fulfilling career path. Prior to Foreword, I was a design director (head of UX) at Wonderschool, and a UX manager at Google. She advises on finding a career path that works for you, transitioning from large company to startup environment, and vice-versa and she gives priority to students.
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Marc Mueller

Lead UX Designer, Aetna

Marc is a UX designer with 7+ years of experience, including roles within agencies as well as internal product teams, spanning multiple industries such as education, insurance, finance, construction, and health services. His focus is on combining human-centeredness with processes and systems to improve experiences both for customers and internal stakeholders. Ask him about getting started in UX, working in-house or at agencies, developing or integrating into design processes, or even transitioning to different countries.
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Marcus Perez

UX Manager, Google

Marcus is UX globetrotter. He is originally from Mexico City and currently based in the Bay Area. He has a Bachelor in Industrial Design (SCAD) and Masters in Interaction Design (CMU). He has 10+ years of experience in the field and is currently a UX Manager for Google Surveys, Google Opinion Rewards and Google Optimize. He has also worked for DocuSign, Citrix and R/GA. Ask him about transitioning from IC to Management roles, building UX teams or building your design career.
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Mark Catanzariti

Senior Product Designer, Atlassian

Hi, My name’s Mark I’m a Senior product designer at Atlassian in Sydney. I’ve got over a decade of UX experience from small and large start-ups, digital agencies, large corporates and tech companies - where I’ve executed and led design and research from strategy through to delivery. Chat to me best about getting started in UX, best practice research methodologies, building customer empathy, career development, applying design thinking methodologies and creating and executing a design strategy.
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Meiling Du

UX Designer, Walmart

Meiling Du is a UX Designer at Walmart designing enterprise products. Prior to joining Walmart, she worked on consumer-facing products at startups. Her interest in UX Design started while pursuing her Master’s degree in digital media. She built her design portfolio and got into UX without a design degree. She is passionate about solving problems and creating values through design. Ask her about how to get your first UX Design experience, resume or portfolio review, interview prep, cross-functional collaboration, and personal growth. She is happy to chat about anything related to design and excited to learn about your experience.
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Melissa Strader

UX Manager, Google

Melissa leads a group including design, research, and UX engineering in Google Health. During her 14 years in UX, she has been both a researcher and a designer at large companies and startups. She enjoys coaching on design and product strategy, scaling & managing teams, career transitions, and building inclusive teams.
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Meredith Maines

UX Designer, Blinds.com/Home Depot

Meredith is a UX designer based in Texas, currently making it easier to shop online and in-store at The Home Depot. With a background in journalism, she loves researching the why behind user behavior, then turning those insights into e-commerce improvements. She co-founded Houston's chapter of Hexagon UX, a community for womxn in user experience roles. Ask her about: transitioning into UX, conducting user research, running discovery workshops, analyzing web data, reviewing your portfolio, or practicing a mock interview.
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Meriç Dağlı

UX Designer, Linkedin

Meriç is a designer at LinkedIn, working on community building tools. He recently moved from San Francisco to Bangalore. Prior to that, he has been transitioning his designer hats including product designer, industrial designer, and researcher at large corporations and startups. He is passionate about designing for trust, and tools for social interactions between humans. Ask him about career/country transitions, portfolios, or just nerd about design.
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Michael Maslaney

UX Designer, Google

Michael is a UX Designer on the Google Assistant team. He has 15 years of industry experience with companies like Adobe, GoPro, Mozilla and Ogilvy. Michael's career journey began as an Art Director in the Advertising industry. This journey has given him the privilege to work on a wide range of mediums like the Web, Software, Hardware and Print. Mike equally loves the process of designing to the final pixel and defining the behavior behind it — taking a product from ideation to launch. Mike believes that passing on your knowledge to others is a critical role in the designer's journey.
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Michelle Chen

UX Designer, Google

Michelle is a UX designer currently working on Google Cloud based in San Francisco. A Computer Science grad turned designer, she is interested in turning complex, technical concepts into simple, user-friendly interfaces. You can ask her about: transitioning into UX, UX bootcamp (she is a General Assembly alumni), portfolio reviews, mock interviews, design presentations, or general career advice.
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Myles O'Neill

UX Design Lead, Google

Myles is the UX Design lead and manager for Kaggle, a ML/AI startup acquired by Google in 2017. He has worked as a designer for 7 years after transitioing into the field from computer science / genetics. He has worked across companies of many sizes and shapes and is happy to talk about how to get your foot in the door at a company that will be a good fit for you. Myles is passionate about emerging technologies, data science, bioinformatics, game design, crowdfunding, and event/space design. Ask him about any of the above or about general advice on interaction design, portfolio review, career development, or ux leadership.
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Niyati Gupta

Product Designer, Google

Niyati is a Product Designer at Google. She has ~10 years of industry experience in companies like Autodesk and Oracle. Key areas where she offers mentorship include: career development, resume/portfolio review, job search, career/company switch, design leadership & strategy, working in the tech industry and women in tech.
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Olivia La Faire

Interaction Designer, Google

I'm Olivia: A UX designer at Google in New York with agency, freelance, and startup experience. I love sense-making, futures thinking, design strategy, and asking all the questions. I'm interested in intersectionality and in how organizations can leverage design methods to improve belonging, employee empowerment, and representation. Ask me about portfolio feedback, design interviews, workshop facilitation, or anything UX related.
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Paola Mariselli

Product Design Manager, Facebook

Multi-disciplinary designer with 10 years of experience, currently working as Product Design Manager on Facebook’s New Product Experimentation team.
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Paris Hsu

Interaction Designer, Google

Paris is an Interaction designer on the Android Developer Experience team at Google. She is passionate about tools empowering ecosystem and ambient computing. Prior to Google, she interned Microsoft (UX design) and Harvard Medical School (UX research). She's happy to chat about any of these topics, mock interviews, portfolio reviews, or anything UX related >:)
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Patricia Basuel

UX Manager, Wi-Tronix

Patricia has been designing for 15+ years and currently works in the railroad industry as a UX Manager at an IoT company. She's worked for both large (Motorola Google/Lenovo) and small companies in tech, transportation, and advertising. Her journey from graphic design to front end development to UX gives her a unique perspective in advising you on your career. Any design or tech topic is game and she’d be glad to chat about how to grow and thrive as a designer and leader.
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Puja Parakh

Manager of Product Experience, Starbucks

Puja has been in the Product and User Experience space for over a decade and currently leads to the User Experience Group for store technology at Starbucks in Seattle. Previously she held several roles in UX and Product Management at an early stage startup which was acquired by the parent company of WebMD. She currently speaks on topics across UX at the graduate level at the University of Washington and technology conferences and boot camps in the area. Mentoring with women and queer professionals is something she values, naturally creating a safe space to grow and learn. Focusing on people's strengths, Puja really helps people see where they shine in a fun and engaging manner.
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Rachel Weissman

Interaction Designer, Google

Rachel is a design leader with agency, start-up, and in-house experience. She’s currently at Google where she creates systems, frameworks, and experiences to connect people who use Google Maps and Search. She’s also a meditation and yoga teacher. Ask her about emotional intelligence, storytelling, transitioning into a UX, UX strategy, crafting your portfolio, meditation as a designer, career development, or design process.
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Rahul Jain

Interaction Designer, Google

Rahul is currently working with Youtube ads team. Before this, he has had opportunity to design in both startup and enterprise environments on projects related to healthcare, education, mobility, and gaming. He graduated with a masters in human-computer interaction and hold a bachelors in electronics engineering. Ask him about careers in UX, portfolio design, enterprise design, design challenges, UX interviewing, design culture, and getting started in UX.
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Ritika Mathur

Interaction Designer, Google

Ritika is an Interaction Designer at Google Cloud working on a horizontal Platform Design team focusing on Growth & Engagement. She cares deeply about cross-functional collaboration, Diversity & Inclusion, and Accessibility. Reach out to her for guidance on planning design sprints and facilitating remote workshops, system thinking, service design, portfolio reviews, interview prep, and getting started in the field of design.
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Rıza Selçuk Saydam

Product Design Manager, Facebook

Selçuk is Product Design Manager at Facebook, working on Messenger. He is a self-taught designer, with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Ask him about career advice, interviewing, portfolios, product strategy and design leadership.
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Rohan Malpani

UX Designer, Microsoft

Rohan is a UX Designer 2 at Microsoft in the Cloud and AI division. He is involved in crafting end-to-end experiences for software developers who use Visual Studio. He has also worked at design agencies like Deloitte, Cooper, and The Understanding Group. He is happy to talk to you about design career, life at design agencies, working for Microsoft, and any design topic.
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Sandy Chang

Lead UX Designer, IBM Cloud

Sandy has 10 years of UX design experience in enterprise software. Prior to joining IBM, she worked in Palo Alto Networks, Cisco System, and HP. She is living and working in Bay Area. In her spare time, she loves swimming and traveling. She has been to more than 15 countries. Sandy has both a Master of Science in Computer Information System, and a Master of Arts degree in Multimedia Design and has molded her into a unique artist, or better yet, a “visual engiNERD”. She enjoys learning and be a better-spoken person for her users. Please ask her about UX design processes, design tools, or career development in the UX field.
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Sara Lunder

Lead Interaction Designer, Google

Sara has 10 years of experience in UX, leading multiple products touching millions of users. Previously specialising in healthcare, she's now at Google, focusing on the wellbeing improvement of Android users. Ask her about any of these topics, career advice, leadership, or how to empower different products, systems and stakeholders to work better together - all in favour of the user.
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Sarun Sasi

Lead UX, Bounce

Sarun is leading the UX team at Bounce with an expedition of solving the issues with Urban Mobility. He’s an experienced designer with a demonstrated history of working in the Food & Beverages, Finance, e-Commerce, Travel & Leisure, Real Estate Industry. He was previously working with Swiggy, Cleartrip, Housing & Flipkart.Ask him about unconventional paths into UX, Design Strategy & thinking, Redesign, Personal growth,  Portfolio review, Job search, and Career advice.
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Setu Kathawate

UX Designer, Amazon

Setu is a Seattle based designer currently working on enterprise products at Amazon. He's passionate about solving complex problems and learning new things. Ask him about switching careers to UX, growth and development as a UX Designer, design education, UX interviews, resume and portfolio reviews.
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Shalin Pei

Product Design Manager, Facebook

Shalin is proudly “the scrappy kind” of designer, who built her career from googling Photoshop tutorials, building Geocities/Wordpress sites, and working with great mentors along the way. Following stints at a startup, an agency, and Google, she’s now landed at Facebook where she’s leading the Location Platform team and developing growth and inclusivity programs for the Women of Facebook Design community. She enjoys chatting about product strategy, setting goals, and navigating career transitions.
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Shane Allen

Senior Product Designer, Facebook

Shane is a Senior Product Designer at Messenger with 20+ years of design experience. He's driven by a combination of natural curiosity, formal design principles, and a passion for UX. Prior to Messenger, Shane worked for a number of design-driven startups including Airbnb and VSCO. He's happy to chat about career paths, design process, portfolio reviews, interview prep, or just nerd out on the latest design tools!
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Shu Jiang

UX Designer, Google

Shu is a UX Designer at Google based in the bay area. She is passionate about building products that drive business goals while empowering people. She's happy to help in these areas: portfolio review, design exercise, interviewing tips, and career development.
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Sonakshi Watel

Interaction Designer, Google

Sonakshi is a UX designer on the Firebase team at Google based in New York. A software engineer turned UX designer she is passionate about making software development approachable for everyone. Ask her about internships (she was a Google UX design intern), portfolio/resume reviews, machine learning, or anything UX related.
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Spandana Jaggumantri

Interaction Designer, Google

I’m a multi-disciplinary Product/Interaction Designer who cares deeply about creating emotional impact, accessible and beautiful products. I’m a designer who knows how the code works, which allows me to think through the lens of making a scalable and usable experience. I'm passionate to help designers grow in their careers, figure out the right path, setting goals, navigating in a career, interviewing skills, portfolio and resume building, mindful working techniques, navigating challenging times etc.
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Spencer K. Edwards

Senior Product Designer, Salesforce

Spencer's Product Designer at Salesforce based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He's seen a wide breadth of products in his career, from working in a small agency to currently working on enterprise solutions. Spencer's always wanting to see smiles, and that transfers to his passion in solving complex problems for people. Feel free to ask him anything about being a Black Designer, Enterprise Design, Product Strategy and Portfolio Reviews.
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Spencer Syfrig

Interaction Designer, Google

Spencer is a designer on the Calendar team in Zürich. He has experience across the spectrum of startups, agencies, and in-house design. Talk to him about starting your design career, handling tough situations, or anything related to the realities of being a designer.
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Sruthi Iyer

Interaction Designer, Google

I'm an interaction designer based in the Bay Area, currently working on Google payments. I have experience working with large enterprises platforms and design systems with companies like GE, Broadcom and Google. I am passionate about challenges which require architectural thinking, conversational or transactional UIs, and anticipatory design. I'm happy to help with portfolio and resume reviews, chat about breaking into design from a different field (having switched from an engineering role myself), and general design inspiration!
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Suelyn Yu

Product Design Lead, Google

Suelyn is a UX designer who recently moved from San Francisco to Berlin, and currently works at Google Research. For the past 10 years, she's been tackling problems in sustainable energy, politics, and education. She's also written several Medium articles about how to get into UX design, product management vs. design, and how to prepare for UX interviews. You can ask her about: portfolio reviews, mock interviews, design presentations, or general career advice.
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Tanu Malhotra

User Experience Design Manager and Researcher, IGM Financial

Tanu is a Product Design Manager and researcher at IGM Financial Inc, Canada's leading wealth management firm. For more than 7 years, she has been designing digital experiences for complex manufacturing systems to wearables, intelligent voice assistants to low-cost mobile phones for developing economies for SAP, Samsung, and Honeywell. You can ask her about anything from user research, cracking complex systems, stakeholder management, product strategy, mental health, pursuing UX as a career, and more.
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Thomas Blum

Lead UX Designer, ActiveViam

I am a seasoned UX designer and manager who has brought effective UX practices to large and small companies in data analytics, financial services, government, NGOs, recruiting, and travel, among others. I am passionate about helping product teams collaborate to make good, insight-driven design happen. I would be pleased to listen and advise on craft, hiring, methods, operations, research in particular to help find approaches for your situation.
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Tiffany Lai

UX & Visual Designer, IBM

I am a UX & visual designer at IBM AI Applications and studied Design and HCI at Carnegie Mellon University. I'd love to help you construct a compelling resume / portfolio, review design work, and offer guidance in your job search. I am happy to chat with you about finding your place at large companies, collaborating with international teams, and transitioning from school to job. I also love making, drawing, and typography if you want to chat about that too!
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Van Chen

Interaction Designer, Google

Van is an interaction designer at Google, where she is designing the experience of premium Google services for Google One members. After spending 4 years on CS and 2 years exploring the digital arts world at Dartmouth, she landed on the path on UX design. Share with her your thoughts, concerns, questions related to her experience, or just something you saw feels really funny.
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Vikas Goel

Sr. UX Designer, Expedia.com

Vikas is a senior UX Designer with Expedia.com. Over the last 6 years, he has worked with early-stage start-ups, unicorns and Fortune 500 organisations. He has experience of designing both ends to end product or improving the existing experience for travel-tech, e-commerce, logistics and Real estate. He is a seasoned designer with a formal education in design from a reputed institute (IIT-G), feel free to ask him about career growth, launching new products, design SWARMs, portfolio review or anything in general related to UX.
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Virginia Cagney

Product Designer, Facebook

After moving from the east coast to Colorado to California, I love to discuss transition throughout your career, and making tough choices. I’ve worked at agency, startup and now a large tech company and each has been very different. Currently at Facebook I work on the Design Systems team leading Usability design by creating frameworks, tools, and patterns that can be repeated throughout the app. I love to talk about systems, frameworks, IA, and development of principles or guidelines.
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Vineeth Nair

Senior UX Manager, Salesforce

Vineeth has spent most of his UX career, spanning over 15 years, designing business products and solutions, across a variety of verticals. Apart from his extensive interest and experience with Data and Analytics, he is extremely passionate about designing for clarity & delight. Is an ardent experimenter when it comes to Processes and Methodologies. A storyteller at heart, has been an animator and a multimedia designer in his past life. He has also dabbled with Product Management, and Emerging Markets Research, in the past. He holds a Masters in Visual Communication, from Industrial Design Centre at IIT Bombay - India. Connect with him, to chat about navigating process challenges, stakeholder relationships, career development and really, any thing Design.
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Wayne Higgins

Principle UX Design Lead, Microsoft

Design leader driven by a passion for the intersection of technology and human-centered design. Breadth of experience across industries that informs practical focus on product delivery. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills proven to lead accomplished cross-functional teams.
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Yash Bhatt

Senior Product Designer, FreshBooks

Yash is a Product Designer & UX Strategist based out of Toronto, Canada. He has a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering with over 8 years experience working in FinTech and Digital Consulting. Yash has lead multiple projects working for Canada's top banks and specializes in UX strategy and process. He regularly engages in Portfolio reviews and helps individuals find their foot within the design community.
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Yuriy Zaremba

Sr. Product Designer, Facebook

Yuriy has 10+ years of experience building consumer and enterprise products at places like Amazon (FireTV, Alexa, Kindle) and Microsoft. Currently at Facebook he is designing the future of Advertising. Ask him about interview at large companies, getting new products off the ground, and building a personal network/brand as a designer.
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Yuseung Kim

Interaction Designer, Google

Yuseung has 10+ years of experience in enterprise/consumer products at a diverse scale of companies including Salesforce, Yahoo!, Prologue Films, and Interbrand. Currently at Google he is designing the future of Google Analytics. He has received numerous awards including Red Dot, iF, Webby and American Web Design Awards. Ask him about design strategy, career development, design systems, enterprise/consumer design, analytics, and/or data visualization.
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