Laurel is a product designer who values honesty and vulnerability in all facets of her life and career. She is passionate about sharing these values when speaking on topics such as personal growth, UX/UI, leadership, and the realities of working in design. Her goal, as a speaker, is to help designers gain the confidence and know-how one needs in the field to excel. She most recently spoke at Designers+Geeks about designing for Dyslexia and at Citrix about pedigree bias.
Five years into her career, Laurel is the Principal Product Designer at Nyansa driving user-centered design practices; before that, she was a designer at ZURB. Her journey through theater arts, customer service, and graphic/UX design has given her a unique perspective in the field, that she utilizes at work and when speaking. She is actively involved in the design community through mentoring and co-organizing the Day One Design group and the UXSouthBay meetup. Laurel excels in crafting meaningful experiences and uniting people to grow, empathize and be open together.