Jenny Shirey

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Jenny specializes in helping cross-functional teams make technical products that users love. She’s been working as a designer since 2005, starting her career in visual design and then transitioning into user experience after receiving a Masters in Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2014, she has been leading and coaching teams of designers in software companies, most recently in her role as a Senior UX Manager at Splunk. 

Jenny believes that product discovery and human-centered design are the best ways to build successful products—and she has the stories to tell you why. She enjoys partnering with product managers to create and test early stage designs, as well as facilitating design workshops and coaching individual designers. Her experience working overseas in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stuttgart, Germany, as well as in San Francisco, has given her unique insight into the tech scene beyond Silicon Valley.

Outside of her day job, Jenny teaches UX design courses at the University of California Berkeley and California College of the Arts. She makes her home in beautiful Oakland, California.

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