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.

AJ Burt

As a self-taught designer and programmer, I’ve experienced firsthand the power of self-directed learning and the importance of finding mentors to assist you along the way. I’ve worked as a freelancer, an in-house designer/programmer, and now for an agency that works with hundreds of clients all over the world, so no matter what position you’re in I can offer insight on how to achieve your goals. I can help you learn design or programming, advise you on searching for jobs and presenting yourself competitively, and with any quick design/programming problems you may run into.

Magnus Roos

Magnus is a UX Designer and Visual Storyteller with 10+ years of experience designing and delivering performance-driven web applications and marketing solutions across diverse industries, including, but not limited to, advertising, healthcare, legal, and consumer goods and services. He prides himself on communicating great design and crafting best-of-breed experiences on—and beyond—the screen and is passionate about shaping products and services that help people focus on what they do best: be human. Magnus brings a unique skill set of design strategy, user research, information architecture and content strategy, user interface design, and usability testing. He has a proven track record of leading clients and project teams from ambiguity to clarity by setting direction that effectively combines user, business, and development goals. Magnus also has an MBA and experience in brand and product management, bringing to life digital strategy and marketing programs. He uses data analysis and team leadership skills to make informed decisions and create a path and vision for teams to execute. His background, experience, and versatile skill set allows him to identify, articulate, and bridge the gap between business objectives and creative execution.

Deborah Dennis

I am a UX Design & Research expert in analyzing users needs and crafting creative and engaging interaction designs. I am well versed in making complex products into simple easy to use products. I’ve designed mobile, web and SaaS apps for Visa, Apple, Intel, Autodesk, Symantec, and multiple startups. I’m currently an independent UX consultant.

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.

Justin Gilman

I am currently owner of Studio Rubric,  a remote team of designers, strategists, and developers who build websites and design digital products. I chose to start my own studio after experiencing the life of a designer for smaller companies and global ad agencies. I wanted to be my own boss — set my schedule, choose my clients, grow a team, and launch awesome work. Being a designer and starting a studio has taught me many things that I want to share with you!



Courtney Eliseo

My 16+ years of experience in the design field began in New York City. There, the early years of my career were spent at a traditional design agency where I gained an immense amount of knowledge about every aspect of the field— from print to production to client management and more. Though this process I eventually honed in on branding as the area of design where my passion lies. Since then, I’ve built a business focused on helping small businesses and start-ups of all kinds bring their brands to life. With industry experience encompassing fields such as tech, retail, beauty, hospitality and education, the core focus of my work has been developing brands that are timeless, authentic and rooted in an empathetic customer focus. My guidance will be most helpful for those who are looking to improve their branding skills, sharpen their designer-client communication, or work on transitioning into a freelance or independent design career.


Ari Krzyzek

Co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helps femtech and women-led tech companies craft a brand that delights their customer beyond a pretty design, deliver no-brainer user experience, and getting them the clarity they need to for their business to thrive online. Additionally, she founded and hosts Creative Women’s Co., serving as a design consultant, mentor and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through 1871 Chicago and Interaction Design Foundation.

Shajeel Rehman

My name is Shajeel Rehman. With 15 years of experience in I’m a UX/UI Designer, Art Director and Visual Designer. I have spent countless hours strenuously perfecting my craft, and learned how to apply my creativity in various capacities. Over the years, I have fine-tuned my skill set by collaborating with other talented teams, and learned various new skills from the creative minds I have worked with.


Hovsep Agop

My current focus is in UX/UI design and data visualization, though other roles throughout my career have focused on visual design, video production, photography, motion graphics, and web development. These experiences have led me to take an integrated approach to the interconnected parts that make up the user experience. I’ve been mentoring designers for over 4 years, and can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.