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.


Iain Heath

Product Experience Designer, Writer and Mentor; contributing to design at Sainsbury’s. Managing the product experience for colleague tools by crafting experiences, so Sainsbury’s can continue to evolve, as a modern digital retailer. Using diverse thinking to solve human problems in the modern world. Writer for UX Collective, an independent design publication built to curate and elevate unheard design voices all over the world (ISSN: 2766-5267). And mentoring at Sainsbury’s, Loughborough University, De Montfort University and through Interaction Design Foundation courses. I’ve worked as an Experience Designer for over 12 years both client side and agency side. During that time I’ve supported the digital strategy and creation of design teams across 2 large national brands. Currently as a hiring manager I care deeply about the personal development of my own team (and wider design team), so I’ve been leading a design mentoring scheme of 10+ mentoring pairs for over a year now.

Sultan Shalakhti

Sultan is a Digital Product Designer who creates beautiful and easy-to-use digital products. He has deep experience in communication design, User experience, Mobile / devices user interface, digital advertising, and more. He recently revamped some Arab influential online sites, like,, and ICT Qatar (key sites in MENA). He also handled and managed the creative for big projects like the Newssnapr app, Think Arabia, Jeeran, Cakelicious Group, Nestle, General Electric & Samsung to name a few.


Carlye Cunniff

Carlye is a Senior Manager of UX Design at Amazon, leading a design organization that works on internal products for Amazon’s global workforce. She began her career as a professional dancer before making the huge leap to UX and knows what it’s like to change directions and find work in a totally new field. She’s since worked as a UX consultant, a freelance designer, a senior designer at Amazon, and a UX instructor at General Assembly. Carlye is excited to help you learn about the design process, prepare an amazing portfolio, and get into a career that you love.


Vamsee Kalangi

I am a Product Designer(UI/UX) and a Design Sprint Facilitator with 8+ years of professional experience. Currently, I am a Design Mentor and a Community Manager for a non-profit organization. So far I have mentored 40+ designers (beginners to senior-level designers) spread across 4 different time zones and I believe that mentoring is bidirectional learning.


Neha Saraswat

I am deeply interested in knowing what makes ideas work. At the intersection of technology and design, from artificial intelligence to human quirks our world swings, from too much to too little, making sense of what might be the right balance and nurturing ideas that best define them is what I do…


Jonathan Haines

I’m a UX Designer and Consultant, skilled in design thinking and technical documentation. I led the design for education platform and created instructional material for two prominent tech programs. My skills vary from technical writing to visual design.


Emilia Ronchetti

Emilia has worked for the television, film and online travel industries. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communications and later a Master’s degree in Content Management, Emilia was an assistant professor in Methodology of Research for five years. Working mostly in-house, she developed a keen sense for processes. Working for smaller and independent projects, she learned how to deliver persuasive proofs of concepts.


Christine Esoldo

I’m currently a Senior UX Design Manager at CrowdStrike, in addition to running my own UX and product strategy consulting and freelance business. I have an MFA in product design and merchandising, a BA in journalism and graphic design, and more than 15 years of experience as a designer/researcher for companies including Lowe’s Home Improvement, The Hershey Company, Dell, and Benefitfocus. Clients have included Google, Cooper Vision, Ricoh, and Nationwide. I’ve worked in agencies, in-house on central design teams, and have a background in marketing communications, e-commerce, graphic design, content strategy, user interface design, interaction design, and qual/quant/mixed method user research. I specialize in health/wellness and data management products, and use design thinking processes to discover user needs, define value and fit with proof-of-concepts and MVPs, manage and recruit participants for user research, and iteratively improve/redesign products through testing and experiments. One of my favorite parts of being a designer is helping other people build their own design careers, and I’m excited to work with you.

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Tina Adams-Sims

I am a formally trained Graphic Designer. I developed my UX and UI design in-field at IBM over a span of 22 years, in complex enterprise-level software from great design colleagues. I have been a Professional UX / UI Mentor in web and mobile since 2017, and really enjoy mentoring and adapting to my Mentee’s individual needs, skills, strengths, weaknesses, and goals.