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Angel J. Perez

User Experience Researcher

Using an educational foundation with a doctorate in technology design, a master's in computational sciences, and bachelor's in physics, Angel has made signi...ficant impact at companies such as Nest, Microsoft, AKQA, and Bank of America throughout his professional career. He is a talented UX/UI designer with his finger on the pulse of the latest technology and communicates extremely well. 

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Vesna Planko

User Experience Researcher

Vesna loves designing digital products. Currently, she's the lead UX/UI designer at Moni Technologies solving usability challenges in the remittance market.... Vesna is also the lead UX/UI at Security First for the Android app Umbrella. Previously, she was the design and technical lead at Dattch (now Her), which won the best design award in 2014 at the Launch Festival in San Francisco and was in the YCombinator S15 batch.  

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Ian Ernzer

User Experience Researcher

Ian Ernzer works with leaders to turn big ideas into brands people love. He has produced award-winning work for top Fortune 500 companies and developed bran...ds for Lightspeed Venture Capital, Okta, and Juvo. He recently spoke at C2 Montreal and is an active mentor at Stanford’s Cardinal Venture accelerator. Ian’s work has been featured on AIGA’s Eye on Design, Awwwards, Business Insider, The Brand Identity, CommArts, and Under Consideration. 

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Tyler Townley

User Experience Researcher

Tyler is a manager, strategist, and product design consultant. Prior to consulting, he was the design director at Life360, a venture-backed startup focused... on location sharing, safe driving, and home automation. He collaborated for over ten years as a product designer for startups and for companies like Nike and Amazon. 

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Luke Montgomery

User Experience Researcher

The projects Luke has worked on have reached millions of users, increased revenue, and lowered costs. In every project, his goal is to convey the organizati...on's messaging clearly while proving customers a delightful experience that will inspire them to take action. If you are looking to make an impact, look no further. Luke is here to help grow your business with better customer experiences. 

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Darcie G. Fitzpatrick

User Experience Researcher

Darcie is a design leader with a couple decades of experience and a knack for building something out of nothing. She has a passion for user-centered methods... and iterative Agile processes, an innate sense for business strategy, an affinity for customer-friendly journeys and intuitive user experiences, and an aesthetic eye for polished visual design. She facilitates the research, validation, direction, and branding of greenfield products.  

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Branden Ushijima

User Experience Researcher

With over 15 years as a design professional (and the last decade focused on UI/UX design), Branden has developed a personal design ethic focused on simplici...ty and user-centered empathy in the products he designs. Although he specializes in user experience research and design, Branden also excels as a design strategist—assisting startups and established organizations alike. 

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Sena Janky

User Experience Researcher

Sena is a design leader with a passion for user experience design and usability. Her background as an interaction designer and an award-winning industrial d...esigner specializing in professional electronic equipment have provided her with a strong foundation of successful user experience.  

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Amy Mew

User Experience Researcher

Amy is a UX designer and researcher with over 15 years of professional experience working with advertising and branding agencies on projects for small start...ups to Fortune 500. She has worked in-house and remotely with multidisciplinary teams of all sizes to help guide a product’s functionality, development, content, and layout into an engaging, rewarding experience. Amy is always on the lookout for exciting and innovative collaborations.- 

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Peter Perez Jr

User Experience Researcher

Peter is a senior product designer with 7+ years of experience designing user-centric digital products from conception to market. He also founded a successf...ul subscription-based eCommerce brand and understands what it takes to build a startup from the ground up. His design decisions are primarily focused on converting and keeping users. He specializes in user research, UX design, UI, blockchain projects, and products that make a positive impact. 

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