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.

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.


Kevin Conboy

I’m a UX designer, visual designer, and front-end developer of large-scale web applications. I’ve worked in-house on products –,, among others – as well as for clients like The New York Times, Ping Identity, and Merrill Lynch. I’ve specialized in web application interface design and development for content management and data visualization.

Nicole Saidy

I’m a UI/UX designer with 7+ years of experience. I’ve been a design consultant & digital nomad for the past 2 years. I’m on a mission to inspire people about design by traveling around the world to speak at international conferences, coach at Le Wagon coding bootcamp and write design articles on my blog. My freelance work focuses on the full UI/UX design process from wireframing to prototyping to light front-end development.



Ruben Santa

My name is Ruben, I’m a UX Designer at YouTube where I focus on the main app experience. Prior to my role at YouTube & Google, I founded a San Francisco based startup with the goal of helping to reduce world hunger ( Prior to that, I worked as a UX designer at eBay, Warner Brothers & few more creative companies. In my experiences I’ve been a part of several collaborative team-design efforts. Varying from experience design research to interactive product development – fully immersed in the process from concept to execution. Through these experiences I’ve had the opportunity to lead and collaborate with a diverse set of talented designers, researchers & engineers. Looking forward to connecting.


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.


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.

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.


Joah Gerstenberg

Joah is a self-taught Frontend Engineer with experience in Fintech and IoT, as well as an array of other industries through freelancing. Joah is passionate about learning low-level core principles to enable developers to unlock their potential, rather than being constricted to a specific framework or ideology.


AJ Camara

With 8+ years of experience in delivering top-notch design, I focus on exhibiting hospitality in the form of problem-solving design-thinking. I design to improve aesthetics, usability and conversions. Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to dive into design from nearly every angle— from running a freelance design operation, to leading a team of a dozen designers at a startup, and even building my own product-based businesses from the ground up. Through these different lenses I’ve developed a view on design that can’t be taught, and have come to master the art of not only executing design, but directing it.