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Essi Salonen, UX Designer at Fjord
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Essi Salonen was a visual designer for IDEO before discovering her passion for UX design. Where do you work and what is your current title? I currently work as a UX Designer at a service design consultancy Fjord in San Francisco. I also mentor at an online UX school Springboard. Please tell us a little bit about yourself & your background. I started my...

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Christina Goodwin,Managing Lead Experience Designer at DigitasLBi
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Christina Goodwin is a painter turned UX Designer at DigitasLBi. Editor’s Note: Christina’s work is all protected by NDA, so unfortunately we couldn’t directly feature any samples. Instead, we’ve used some images from her fine arts portfolio to complement her fantastic responses : ) Where do you work and what is your current title? I’m currently a Managing Lead Experience Designer at DigitasLBi. Please...

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Jennifer Aldrich,UX & Content Strategist at InVisionApp
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Jennifer Aldrich is a UX & Content Strategist at InVisionApp, as well as the author of the excellent UX blog User Experience Rocks. Where do you work and what is your current title? I work at InVisionApp and my title is UX & Content Strategist. Please tell us a little bit about yourself & your background. I took a circuitous route into the design...

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Martijn van den Broeck, Interaction Designer at Umeå Institute of Design
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Martijn van den Broeck is a rising start in the design world who has previously interned for such companies as IDEO and Google. Where do you work and what is your current title? I’m currently a second year student MFA Interaction Designer at Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden. Last year I was Interaction Design intern at IDEO in San Francisco and UX Design...

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Erin Pitts and Kristin Waddington, Co-Founders of The Label Collective
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Erin Pitts and Kristin Waddington are designers, sisters, and co-founders of the Austin design agency The Label Collective. Where do you work and what is your current title? We are both Founders and Creative Partners of a women-owned, virtual creative studio called The Label Collective in Austin, TX. Please tell us a little bit about yourself & your background. Erin: We’re sisters, so we’ve truly...

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Buddy Boor and Jeremy DeBor, Co-Founders of Other Things Creative
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Buddy Boor and Jeremy DeBor are designers and co-founders of the Chicago creative design collective and agency Other Things Creative. Where do you work and what is your current title? We’re two designers that make up Other Things Creative, a small digital and branding studio in Ravenswood, Chicago. Please tell us a little bit about yourself & your background. Jeremy: Buddy and I are...

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Ryan Duffy,Graphic Designer at Comcast
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Ryan Duffy is an upcoming and coming designer. In addition to be his day job at Comcast, he's also the creator and curator of Symmetry Tutorials, a fantastic web series with a ton of amazing video content. Where do you work and what is your current title? Currently I work at Comcast in Philadelphia as an Associate Graphic designer; All-Digital design direction team. Please...

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Julia Khusainova,Product Designer at Shyp
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Julia Khusainova is a San Francisco-based designer. Originally from Russia, Julia has a long career working at tech-based startups, and currently works at rising logistics and shipping company Shyp. Where do you work and what is your current title? I work at Shyp as a Senior Product Designer. Please tell us a little bit about yourself & your background. I’m originally from Russia. I...

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Lewis Lopez,Web Designer, Freelance Digital Art Director
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Lewis Lopez is a multi-disciplinary digital art director and web designer. Where do you work and what is your current title? I work in a IT company as a Web Designer / Visual Designer. I am also a freelance Digital Art Director. My goal is to become a 360° Digital Art Director. Please tell us a little bit about yourself & your background. I was born...

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Zhenya Rynzhuk,Freelance Designer
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Zhenya Rynzhuk is a freelance designer and one of the co-founders of Sochnik Design School. Where do you work and what is your current title? Currently I’m a self-employed designer and also a co-founder of Sochnik Design School. Please tell us a little bit about yourself & your background. I have an architecture background, it helps me so much now from composition knowledge base...

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Jesus Valenzuela,Freelance Designer
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Jesus Valenzuela is an innovative freelance designer based out of California. A recent college grad, Jesus is already doing work far beyond his age and experience. Where do you work and what is your current title? I’m currently freelancing but I’m currently in the process of getting into the Northern California tech industry. Please tell us a little bit about yourself & your background....

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Chris Bannister,Designer at InVisionApp
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Chris Bannister is a designer at the world's leading design collaboration platform, InVison. Where do you work and what is your current title? I’m the design lead for Projects and Spaces at InVisionApp. Please tell us a little bit about yourself & your background. I design products, I can’t imagine it being any other way, but when I got into design it was through...

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