Lara Hanlon

Lara has delivered talks at TEDx; The Future event; National Digital Design Conference Pakistan; Bulgaria Web Summit; and OFFSET Dublin. She has facilitated design thinking workshops at IxDA 2016; National Digital Design Conference Pakistan; and UX Camp Dublin 2017. Her work has also been exhibited at Milan Design Week; selected by 100 Archive; featured by Offscreen Magazine; and published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

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Karen VanHouten

Over 20 years in enterprise UX have left Karen a tiny bit unhinged, kind of sweary, and intensely committed to designing better ways for teams to work together. She is the founder and principal of Curious Red LLC, where she provides coaching and amateur group therapy to teams looking to level up their design, leadership, […]

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Elizabeth Grigg

Elizabeth Grigg is a keen observer and big talker. She has put these skills to work as an interaction designer, project manager, and trophy wife. Now she has integrated all these skills into a new career in Motion Design. Her life goal is to look back on each day and be able to say “more […]

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Vicki Tan

Vicki is a Senior Product Designer at Headspace, creating experiences to guide new users towards a healthy meditation practice. Previously, she was at Lyft, optimizing the passenger ride experience, and at Google, designing tools for reducing bias and predicting outcomes. Prior to Google, Vicki was at Stanford’s School of Medicine coordinating research studies in Pediatric […]

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Laurie Frick

Laurie Frick is a data artist exploring the bumpy future of data captured about us. We’re more than halfway thru the decade when humans shift from mysterious beings – to big data algorithms, where everything about us will be known. Rather than worry, Frick envisions a time when personal data is a peek into our […]

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Taneen Jafarkhani

Taneen brings a team-centric and agile approach to organizational design. Currently, she is the VP of People at Philosophie, an innovation studio based in Los Angeles and New York. As a hands-on practitioner, she experiments with solutions to real problems and has plenty of stories and lessons from the trenches. Prior to Philosophie, Taneen led […]

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Omayeli Arenyeka

Omayeli (Yeli) is an artist and technologist from Nigeria currently playing with data at the Recurse Center in NYC. She’s been working as a Software Engineer at LinkedIn on the design systems team. Yeli graduated from New York University in 2017 with an individualized degree in Computer Science, Art and Design. She previously worked at Siberia, and Control Group / […]

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Desiree Garcia

Desiree Garcia is a mission-driven designer who has worked across a quirky range of products and services, from tools to increase transparency in the federal government, to some of the first applications ever created for enabling people to create with artificial intelligence. She works on the future of WordPress at Automattic, a company with a […]

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Jessica Brown

Jess is the Director of UX at VICE, where she leads the product design team in creating digital experiences that showcase VICE’s distinct storytelling. Since joining VICE, she’s managed the design for five initiatives–a network-wide web redesign, VICE mobile apps, VICE Video, VICELAND digital, and a brand new CMS. Previously, she was the first UX […]

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Vivianne Castillo

Vivianne is a User Experience Researcher who brings a diverse background of research, psychology and human services to the process of understanding people’s motivations and behaviors and translating them into human-centered web and mobile applications. She’s well-versed in synthesizing data into design recommendations that drive innovation, enhance the user experience, and consider accessibility. How to […]

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