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Valdis is a self-taught UI designer who is dedicated to helping businesses and individuals alike bring their ideas to life through beautiful and, more importantly, functional design. With expert understanding of concepts like branding, messaging, and user experience, he is an extremely capable designer. Having traveled the world and lived in over 6 countries, he has developed immaculate communication skills and has worked with teams of all sizes.
Katherine is the Co-founder and Design Director of Finesse.io, an early-stage start-up. She has over 10 years of experience as a Senior Designer at companies like Uber Digital and Condé Nast, where she redesigned GQ.com and Glamour. Katherine uses a variety of tools to make working prototypes and works well with teams of all sizes as a strong communicator. Her work includes a wide range of projects, from online publishing to eCommerce.
Rory believes that products succeed when they do fewer things better. He has designed dozens of iOS, Android, and web apps since 2013 with clients from San Francisco to Kuwait. Additionally, he has co-founded and designed an iOS app named Fleck. Fleck has achieved over 180k users worldwide and recognition from Apple, Wired, and FastCo Design with investments from PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment), Wieden + Kennedy, and Startup Chile.