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.

 

Julie Biot

Julie Biot is an entrepreneur, mentor and user experience designer, with 10 years of experience in the digital industry. Julie started her career in France in a start-up, and quickly moved towards an international career initially in Australia. She has worked with international corporates in New Zealand, and IT companies in Latin America (Mexico and Argentina). Her clients include; Facebook, HSBC, Coca Cola and Fiserv. Julie is a digital nomad, she constantly combines work and travel, having visited over 40 countries. Julie is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Kaycee Collins

Kaycee is an UX designer +strategist at Cooper where she puts both her MBA and Masters in Human-Computer Interaction to use. With over 8 years of experience, she merges a passion for understanding people with the skills for understanding business to create products and services that satisfy both. Previously, She developed research and design practices in-house at companies like The Climate Corp and Scottrade.k

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.

Design leader of experiences and services as the lead UX/UI Designer on the Enterprise Pro team at The Home Depot. 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.

Janis Yee

With a passion for Design, Accessibility, and User Research, Janis has made a career as a designer, an educator and local guest speaker. Her articles on Medium have been featured in Prototypr.io and UXResearchTO. Her talks were hosted at local events by Wordcamp, A11yTO, and the RGD. Since 2004, she has watched the tech industry evolve, and adapted with it – moving from humble roots in Graphic Design to becoming a self-taught UX and Accessibility professional. The gamut of her experience encompasses organizations of all sizes from early stage startups to large corporations including Scotiabank, Canada Post, and Rogers Media. Throughout, she has held numerous positions as both Senior Designer and Accessibility Lead. As an educator, she has taught and mentored design students at General Assembly Toronto and Ladies Learning Code. She continues to assist designers of all stages in their career, including providing advice on job readiness, career advancement, changing careers, and those seeking to enter the tech industry. Her unique experience and exposure also allows her to provide insightful assistance to individuals seeking to learn more about accessibility and user research.

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.

 

Anina Lambrechts

I have over 9 years of tech experience and a UX & UI designer for over 6 years. I focus on designers transitioning into UX, junior designers, designing in a startup, and remote design. I mentor because feel it’s my responsibility as a designer to share my knowledge and make you a better designer.

 

Matt O’Leary

Hello! My name is Matt and I’ve been working in the design industry for more than 15 years. Since 2011 I have been focused on User Experience, and Interaction Design and currently work on enterprise SAAS products for Axway.

 

Paul Parsons

I teach in an innovative studio-based UX design program that covers many topics across the UX design process, including user research, prototyping, and testing. I do qualitative and quantitative research on human subjects, investigating issues such as performance and user engagement. I also study design education and design practice.