General Manager of Design • IBM
Before IBM, Katrina spent 20 years leading strategic design initiatives for Fortune 500s.
Education Team Leader • Balsamiq
Leon has 10+ years experience as a UX designer and teaches UI design and wireframing.
Associate UX Director • CapTech
Corey helps produce cross-platform design solutions through creative collaboration.
Staff UX Researcher • BECU
Jen is also President and Co-founder of the UX Research and Strategy Group 501c3.
Grace de Athayde
Head of Digital Design (Corporate Technology) • the LEGO Group
Grace is a senior digital leader with over two decades of experience.
Design Director • Ultraleap
Matt is also a LinkedIn Learning instructor, mentoring and helping aspiring designers.
Product Design Leader • Hudl
Mollie wants to live in a world where collaboration is never an afterthought.
Design Researcher II • Microsoft
As an insights partner, Andrew drives confident decision-making with teams.
Product Designer / UX Program Manager • Cisco Enterprise Agreements
Andrew spearheads the design of Cisco sales tools and leads usability studies.
VP & Head of Product Design • Etsy
Before joining Etsy, Christina spent 25 years driving digital innovation at Fortune 500 companies.
Product Designer • Etisalat UAE
Siya is passionate about inclusive design, that everyone deserves a unique and enjoyable experience.
Information Architect • Extreme Networks
Larry is a key player in the digital content strategy for Extreme Networks.
User Researcher • Microsoft
Matt's expertise is gathering and translating data to solve challenging problems.
User Experience Researcher • Yahoo
Brittany is a Fulbright Scholar and author and a self-described high-functioning introvert.
Inka Karppinen, PhD
Lead Behavioral Scientist • CybSafe
Inka is a behavioural scientist, cyberpsychologist and mixed methods researcher.
Everett “Ev” Swain II
Sr. Product Design Manager • Wayfair
Everett has been designing for nearly 10 years; he founded UXD Academy for career switchers.
User Experience Architect • 3Leaf
Principal and founder of 3Leaf, Thomas is a thought leader, speaker and practitioner.
Jennifer Oliver, Ph.D.
User Experience Research Leader • Microsoft
Jennifer holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Experimental Cognitive Psychology.
Managing Director of Design • Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
Morgane is responsible for the design vision & strategy across Societe Generale's product suite.
Director of Experience Design • 18F
Ron is a design leader focused on iterative service delivery.
Jerry Schnepp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science • Judson University
Dr. Schnepp teaches Software Design Patterns, Interactive Media, UX, and Augmented/Virtual Reality.
Lexie Posada, Ph.D.
Staff UX Researcher • Keap
Lexie has a background in Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods, but loves all things research.
Principal Product Lead • Microsoft
Swapna currently leads enterprise search & productivity experiences for employees.
Chris Z Yu
Head of Design • Arista Networks
Chris leads a globally distributed team of designers, researchers, and writers.
UX Designer • Cisco
Melanie's career has spanned teaching art & design to corporate training to security software design.
UX Designer • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kaitlyn specializes in geospatial data analysis platform experience design.
UX Designer • Code for San Francisco
Emi seeks to apply UX strategies to lead to a healthier planet and happier people.
Visual Designer • Merkle
Rittika is an awarded designer and innovator and a Women Talk Design member.
Product Designer • Meta
Yutong has worked on products like Google’s Pixel phone, Pixel watch, and Meta Workplace.
UX Research and Strategy • Command Alkon
Amanda is forever interested in the connection between people and the technology we use.
Principal Design Research Expert + Research Ethics Leader • SAP
Ellie has spent her career at the intersection of humanity, design, and technology.
Design Anthropologist • SAP
Ulla is a trained social anthropologist working in the technology industry.
Marketing Manager, User Research • Cisco
Paula works cross-functionally to inform pre-sales experiences across Cisco’s digital platforms.
Contributors from Blink
Karen Clark Cole
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder • Blink
Karen is primarily focused on company vision and developing strategies to get there.
Vice President of Design • Blink
Scott helps ensure a high standard of excellence in all UX work.
Research Director • Blink
Improving human-centered products, services and experiences is Kate's passion.
UX Researcher • Blink
Ani believes that the efficacy of a product is ultimately determined by its usability.
UX/Visual Designer • Blink
Jill creates thoughtful experiences that solve practical problems while sparking joy and connection.
UX Researcher • Blink
Tyler is a UX researcher who specializes in mixed methods research.
Visual Designer • Blink
Andrew crafts modern digital experiences that make people’s lives both easier and more enjoyable.
Director of Recruiting • Blink
Neiha uses her design thinking process to connect candidates with opportunities at Blink.
Accessibility Director & ConveyUX Program Director • Blink
Joe is Blink's accessibility director and the program director for Blink's annual conference ConveyUX.
Marketing Content Manager • Stealth Startup
Sandra is a Marketing Content Manager and Technical Writer, interested in UX writing and design.