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Simon Brunet

London, United Kingdom
Simon is a French digital product designer who takes joy in creating memorable experiences for ambitious ideas. He strives to bring something unique to all his projects. He believes a tailored UX with a touch of magic (motion design, illustrations, and more) makes unforgettable products.Click to continue

Mike Slone

Boston, United States
Mike is a versatile, visionary leader who's accomplished in driving continuous improvement while overseeing strategic planning and optimizing the performance of design teams in corporate and agency settings.Click to continue

Aloïs Castanino

London, United Kingdom
Aloïs is a French designer living in London. He helps businesses all over the world achieve flawless user experiences. His app designs have been featured by Apple. He specializes in product strategy, user experience, and interface design.Click to continue

Kirill Zhironkin

Barcelona, Spain
Kirill is an experienced UX/UI designer and UX lead. Over the last 10 years, he's been working at SaaS companies, creative agencies, and startups—building cloud-based software, eCommerce projects, and B2B/B2C services.Click to continue

Mari Ettlinger

San Francisco, United States
Mari is a top-notch lead product, UX, and visual designer who has successfully led teams and projects all over the world for over 15 years. What she does best is to build UX and visual design ecosystems whether it be native web apps or Marcom websites. Basic tenets of how she thinks about design is to audit legacy products, empathize with users, define problems, brainstorm solutions, prototype the product, and then test. Repeat if necessary.Click to continue

Jenny Shen

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jenny is an award-winning senior UX designer who specializes in user experience and conversion optimization. She has worked with clients from innovative startups to brands like eBuddy, Deskbookers, and Megabite Pizza. In past projects, she has increased conversion rates by 10-30%, reduced bounce rate by 40%, and increased site visit duration by 284%. Today, she focuses on solving difficult UX challenges in the travel, eCommerce, and SaaS markets.Click to continue

Erin Stewart

Christiansted, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Erin is a user experience and product strategy leader who has led a variety of cross-device/responsive projects in Agile eCommerce, B2C, and B2B organizations. She is experienced working with dispersed teams for organizations ranging from pre-funding startups to large Fortune 500 organizations to create inspired and innovative products. She also enjoys helping build out new Agile product teams.Click to continue

Andrew Zellinger

New York, NY, United States
Andrew is a NY-based design director with 10+ years of experience in the design and technology industries. He specializes in designing user-centered digital products and experiences. He’s a creative leader passionate about data-driven design thinking and in activating studio culture. He designs to establish direction and project specific design principles while guiding teams toward launching memorable digital experiences.Click to continue

Monica Gussow

Tokyo, Japan
Monica is a multidisciplinary art director and designer bringing 14 years of experience to the plate. She's spent the first part of her career designing for national magazines like People and CosmoGIRL. More recently, she's been building brands through visual design and art-direction—creating websites, identities, various digital and print collateral, and more.Click to continue
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