Yamini Chak

With a track record of 8️⃣ years in the design industry, I have helped organizations 🦹‍♀️ build and scale products and deliver delightful 🥳 customer 🥰 experiences across complex ecosystems. Currently helping Microsoft build solutions for the emerging markets.

I believe effective 🙅‍♀️ product strategy happens at the intersection 🎯of design, business, technology, and the user. I thrive on collaborating with diverse multidisciplinary teams, solving business problems, and envisioning experiences that delight users; for design is not just tech skills, but soft skills too. 🧠🫀

📚 Holistics design education(+design thinking), setting you up for a 🧰 design job, planning and executing your next career goal as an IC 🎲 or a design leader👸🤴, I’ll be happy to help you succeed🏆. I would ❤️ to be a part of your career journey 🚀 and make it as smooth as possible, to help you realize and achieve your full potential.
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Luke Dacey

My career has allowed me to work across and teach a wide range of UX disciplines and now lead me to specialise in SaaS & complex applications.

From planning the strategy for enterprise products, spending weeks researching onboard cargo ships, working as a “Design team of one”, or building and leading Product and Design teams; I have been fortunate to work with some amazing Designers to deliver exceptional experiences.

Whether it’s defining product direction, establishing principles, portfolio reviews or just some support, the best tool a Designer can have, is another Designer.

Nick Finck

Nick Finck is a UX professional with over two decades of experience in the industry. He strives to improve people’s lives through crafting well-designed experiences that matter. Nick currently consults businesses on UX design and research through Craft & Rigor in Seattle. Before this, he was in leadership roles at Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Ubermind, Deloitte Digital, projekt202, and his own agency Blue Flavor.

Nick’s contributions to the UX community go far and wide. He is an experienced public speaker and has given over 102 talks in 10 countries. He has mentored countless industry professionals and career transitioners. Nick is also the curator of UXSeattle.org, a resource for UX professionals in the greater Seattle area. Earlier in his career, he was the publisher of Digital Web Magazine, an online magazine for web professionals.

Daniel Schwartz

Daniel Schwartz is.a product designer with over 15 years experience leading, designing, and creating first class user experiences for enterprise software on mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. 11 years of this time was at Oracle, following with leading design at startups after. During this time, his focus has been in enterprise software with a focus on complex B2B use cases, AI/ML systems, raising the bar of the expectations of B2B UX, data visualizations. He holds several patents and patent pending applications for his work and has spoken several times at ACM CHI and UXPA. Daniel also has presented technology-based art projects with the ZERO1 Biennial and Grey Area Foundation for the Arts. He studied Computer Science with a focus on Human Computer Interaction at Washington University St.Louis.

 

Kaycee Collins

Passionate for people and progress, currently loving leading the product design teams. Design leader who focuses on design ops, design team growth, and product strategy. Usually found bridging design/prod/eng + business teams and coaching designers. Fascinated by improving lives through small, manageable behavior change. A fun lady striving to embody radical candor without using ruinous empathy everyday.

Christopher Carter

Enterprise UX Teams | Startup UX Teams | UX Team of One | Agency UX Team | UX Strategy | Mentor | Coach, with a focus on Story Telling, UX Strategy, Innovation, Freelance, Human Centered Service Design, and Impactful Presentations.

Currently a Lead Product Designer at Microsoft. I have 12 years of experience as a UX Designer working on leading research to prototyping full scale prototypes. I have worked for companies like Audi, Indeed, EDF Energy, and more. In my career I have been part of startups that have sold for $128M and also ones that have failed. I have been on global UX teams for Audi and national UX teams for The Home Depot. I can help you with your UX needs because I have been a UX Manager, UX Lead, and in other roles the only UX Designer. I am a full stack ux designer from Strategy and Research to UI, Interaction, and Prototyping. Join me and let’s get you to your goals.

Lia Fetterhoff

I design with intention and align for impact, and my strengths are in interaction design and systems thinking. I tackle end-to-end product design strategy, planning, definition, execution and delivery. I’m an ex-Googler, and also have experience in freelancing, startups as well as user research, content strategy. I also run Roseville UX, a local design community, and co-created the Life Experience Design podcast.

Elina Zhang

Rachel is a senior UX/service design consultant and mentor who has worked in international design agencies, startups and big corporates and also as a freelancer with many years of experience in various industries such as mobility and e-commerce. She has mentored many students online and helped them land a job as UI/UX designers or researchers.

Chris Roy

In-house Product Design Leader specialized in the travel industry, currently working at TravelPerk—the world’s fastest growing SaaS company—and formerly at Skyscanner. Previous to the travel industry, I worked at a number of software companies as well as working freelance. I also advise startups on Product and Design and over the past 12 years have helped many companies launch products, brands and services to the market. My main areas of expertise are: UX Design; Research; Prototyping; building and maintaining Design Systems; Design Strategy; Scaling design teams; Startups. I also work with front-end technologies and can advise on HTML/CSS and responsive web design and design for mobile.

 

Nikos Kotsakis

I am a design practice leader and co-founder of notallbad, working as a consultant focusing on UX and service design in both start-up and corporate environments. I’ve implemented design practices in both business cultures with many years of experience in Product, UX Design, UX Management & Strategy. As a designer, I am focused on creating human-centric solutions and interactions, and I look for opportunities to challenge the norm by utilizing best practice Design Thinking. Through extensive research and following innovative design patterns, I help companies to ask the right questions and find the right solutions, shaping their business proposition, customer service, and user experience focused on real people. Leading design teams and design reviews for different projects and companies in the past, I have supported young professionals, stakeholders, and people transitioning to UX, with the development of their career in design. In collaboration with design professors and other mentors, I also had the chance to dive deeper into mentoring and influence the future of design and technology. Through a practice-based learning process, we shaped the curriculum for Interaction Design degree, built on human-centered design principles and methods, for students, and creative entrepreneurship.