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).
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.
Hi, I’m Tobias. I lead user experience creatively and commercially, driving business value through innovation, customer strategy and experience design. With passion, experience and vision I lead teams to deliver fantastic customer experiences and drive tangible business value. I’ve been working in UX for over a decade and would love to help you level up your skills. Bio: Big Data UX @Datameer, UX Mentor, Innovation Consulting at @OratioAndCo, host of @startuplifeBLN, Husband & father of three.
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.
I’m a UX designer and researcher by trade with 6+ years of experience. I started my UX career at a Marketing Tech start up and grew alongside the company, product, and team. I’ve worked with other startups and am currently pursuing UX consulting. Strengths – asking deep questions, helping you get the answers, start up culture, helping find your passion, organization, self awareness, advocating for yourself, and goal setting/OKRs.
I am an accomplished UX/UI designer with 10+ years of industry experience focused on understanding users’ behaviours, their social and behavioural triggers and identifying and designing for all touchpoints of the user experience. I have worked on a large number of projects across industry including British Telecom’s UX Centre of Excellence, Plusnet and many startups. I led the UX & UI design of B2B and B2C portals, Mobile Apps, Interactive TV and Gaming Apps across multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Windows), Conversational Interfaces, AR & VR apps, service delivery, corporate security, VoIP apps and have great familiarity with coding and cloud platforms such as AWS and Low code (OutSystems).
Chimmy Kalu is a product designer focused on creating products that are accessible, usable and delightful. Her favourite topics are emotional design, friction and error prevention. Having worked as a software engineer for half her career, Chimmy is able to translate user needs, technical limitations & business goals into designs that evoke emotion and connection. Over the last decade, Chimmy has worked with heritage brands like British Airways, Vogue and GQ to transform their offerings and deliver pioneering products and experiences for their users. She also works with startups and entrepreneurs, helping them understand people and how to connect with them. Chimmy also writes, speaks and leads workshops on inclusive product design.
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 Souq.com, Sukar.com, terhaal.com 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.
I’m a Senior User Experience Designer for a small award-winning digital agency in Melbourne, Australia. My career started in graphic design but for the last 15 years, I’ve purely focused on digital design. I’ve worked with startups to large global agencies and everything in between. I have lectured at RMIT University in User Experience design. I found working with students to design and build digital products that they were proud of, to be extremely rewarding and a significant reason why I chose to join the RookieUp team. I’m excited to see where technology will take devices and interfaces and the role User Experience designers will play.
I’m a Product Designer with a background in development and furniture design too. I work in London as a UI/UX Designer for a smart analytics company. In the last 7 years, I’ve worked with big brands, innovative startups, fashion and tech companies in both Italy and the UK. My main goal is to create clean and user-friendly experiences, with a focus on product optimisation. The real goal is having fun while I’m doing it.