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Tanya Junell

Tanya Junell

Austin, TX, United States
Member since October 9, 2015
Tanya is a human-centered director of product management with over 12 years of product strategy, team management, and UX leadership experience. From process improvement to design sprint facilitation, she will help take a product team to the next level of efficiency, empowerment, and efficacy.
Tanya is now available for hire
  • Director of Product Management
    2019 - PRESENT
    Blue Label Labs
    • Implemented a human-centered process for strategy, discovery, and design.
    • Facilitated Google Venture design sprints to accelerate learnings and inform mobile application MVPs.
    • Created interaction design (IxD), product requirement documentation, and specification templates for increased efficiency and clarity of information transfer between product and development.
    • Effectively and efficiently collaborated on product planning with engineering leads, off-shore development teams, and client stakeholders.
    • Defined the North Star product vision for multiple client Android and iOS applications.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Miro, Jira, Asana
  • UI Visual Designer
    2006 - PRESENT
    Freelance Work
    • Developed brand strategies, style guides, marketing materials, and interface design systems.
    • Created illustrations for marketing, branding, and product initiatives.
    • Offered design and design strategy consulting services to clients lacking in-house creative design resources.
    • Provided logo design, style guide creation and expansion, and print and interactive design services on short-term and long-term projects.
    • Kept up to date with current and upcoming design trends and technology.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, InVision
Other Experience
  • Product Strategy: A Guide to Core Concepts and Processes (Publication)
    In this age of lean startups, designers often find themselves in stretch roles where they are not only in charge of a product’s design but also in charge of coming up with the type of product to build.
  • The Definitive Guide to Building Apps For Children (Publication)
    With 75% of children under 8 having access to smart devices, there’s a great opportunity and responsibility for digital designers to influence tomorrow’s generations in a positive way.
  • Completed courses (certificates) in Graphic Design, 3D Max, Flash, and Freehand
    2000 - 2002
    Ottawa School of Art - Ottawa, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Philosophy
    1996 - 2000
    University of Ottawa - Ottawa, Canada
  • Design Sprint Master
    The Design Sprint School
  • Human-centered Design (HCD)12 years
  • Agile UX12 years
  • Agile Product Management10 years
  • Design Thinking10 years
  • Leadership10 years
  • Product Management5 years
Austin, TX, United States
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