Jetmir Haxhiavdyli

Since 2010, Jetmir has been creating experiences and user interfaces for mobile and web software businesses internationally. He has experience in both leading teams and being a part of them. Besides empathy for the user, one of Jetmir’s main assets is understanding how to blend business with customer delight through optimizing the client’s digital touchpoints.

Patrick McClary

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).

Katie Pang

I really enjoy speaking/mentoring new designers to help them through their journey, as I have walked through that similar path. It’s a journey that requires lots of support and mental endurance.

My background is quite unique, I was in a couple of industries prior to design from sales to customer support. Coming from a sales background, I gained empathy for the business side of the product and the strategies needed to effectively communicate. With a customer support background, I gained knowledge in user research strategies. As a product designer, I currently focus on our design system as well as being the subject expert in data-driven design.

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 UXSeattle.org, 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.

Cheriyan Manalel

I design elegant and unique digital products focusing on intuitive user experience. I’ll introduce myself, my name is Cheriyan. I’m a designer from Kerala, India with a passionate belief in the power of beautiful aesthetics and user experience to solve business problems. I steered my career towards UI and UX over 8 years ago, as I thrive on the challenges presented outside my comfort zone.

Since then, I’ve delivered web and mobile solutions for companies great and small around the globe, from large corporates to startups. I can help you find smart, elegant solutions that deliver lasting, meaningful experiences for your users.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

 

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.