Allison Shaw

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Allison is a design director with more than 18 years of experience across consumer and enterprise tech. She has a passion for design systems and a knack for shipping products with major impact for both customers and bottom lines. Currently, she leads Zendesk’s design system team, with a focus on accessibility, design tooling, documentation, and cross-functional collaboration. She regularly speaks on the value of inclusive design and design systems, and actively mentors designers just getting started in their careers. Previously, she drove the customer experience on Thumbtack, helped grow a world wide audience at Twitter, and led the design of

Allison hails from the East Coast, and earned her MFA in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Besides designing products, Allison loves her wife Amy, their dog Mac, rock climbing, bike riding, and all kinds of noodles. You can find her all over the web as @allisonacs.

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