Adam Gong

I’ve been working in the industry for over five years.
I am strong in interaction design and UI design.
I have worked at a creative agency, finance, healthcare, and technology.
I am currently contracting with Google.

Patrick McClary

I am a sportswriter turned educator turned entrepreneur turned UX designer turned UX / UI design educator. My eclectic background has helped be hone my problem solving, collaboration and communication skills – among others – that have resulting in my ability to thrive at the intersection of technology, design and business. My projects have included working with independent business owners all the way up to Fortune 500 (including several in the top 25).

Katie Pang

I really enjoy speaking/mentoring new designers to help them through their journey, as I have walked through that similar path. It’s a journey that requires lots of support and mental endurance.

My background is quite unique, I was in a couple of industries prior to design from sales to customer support. Coming from a sales background, I gained empathy for the business side of the product and the strategies needed to effectively communicate. With a customer support background, I gained knowledge in user research strategies. As a product designer, I currently focus on our design system as well as being the subject expert in data-driven design.

Mathijs Sterrenburg

Hello, I’m Math! I’m an awards-winning creative director, allround designer & teacher from the Netherlands. I love to help people get better at design, and use it in such a way that it helps the world for the better.

Juliette Weiss

Juliette Weiss is the UX Design Manager of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Connected Store where she’s driving the future of Retail through Computer Vision, IoT, and AI. She thrives on ambiguous challenges, leveraging her direct communication style and high energy to drive clarity and create energy.

As a manager, she leads with empathy and is particularly passionate about growing talent on V0 products – where there are increased stretch opportunities for designers.

Juliette frequently gets distracted by research, inclusive design, and why the heck anyone would ever attempt to summit Mt. Everest.

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, 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.

Cheriyan Manalel

I design elegant and unique digital products focusing on intuitive user experience. I’ll introduce myself, my name is Cheriyan. I’m a designer from Kerala, India with a passionate belief in the power of beautiful aesthetics and user experience to solve business problems. I steered my career towards UI and UX over 8 years ago, as I thrive on the challenges presented outside my comfort zone.

Since then, I’ve delivered web and mobile solutions for companies great and small around the globe, from large corporates to startups. I can help you find smart, elegant solutions that deliver lasting, meaningful experiences for your users.

Katherine Liu

Hi there! I’m a designer and illustrator in the Bay Area, and I’m currently in the process of starting my own company (just started in June!). Before that, I was a senior product designer at Instagram, and have also spent time at Facebook, IDEO, and Salesforce. As a product designer, I worked across product strategy, interaction design, and visual design. In my free time, I do freelance illustration (client work and running my own small art business)—would love to chat about any or all of these things if they match your interests!


Hugo Samayoa

I have had the opportunity to work in many processes with more than 10 years of experience I’m a multi-task designer, this allows me to be more creative and proactive. I’m a digital designer, the last 4 years I have been working in companies related to cryptocurrencies, wallets and exchanges.

I’m sure that I can show my students interesting things, good practices and help them understand the client’s perspective for their future projects




Renata Amatore

Renata is a UX Design Consultant with experience working across a number of different industries and client types. She runs a UX consultancy and mentors upcoming UX designers as well. She has worked in B2b projects as a UX leader and as a consultant for B2c startups. She has expertise working in industries such as shipping, fintech, gamification.