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Jonathan Ericson

Cambridge, United States
Jonathan is a designer with a PhD in cognitive science from Brown. He has 500+ hours of experience working with 200+ research participants. Received research funding from NASA and Brown and his impact on UX at iZotope was discussed in Forbes. Jonathan has worked on Ozone 6 which got a rare 10/10 from Computer Music, iZotope's Spire Recorder which nominated for 2016 Webby, and others. Click to continue

Bill Tribble

Tokyo, Japan
Bill is an award-winning digital product designer and UX consultant with over two decades of professional experience in design, UX, media, and education. He has been a leader, an entrepreneur, a teacher, and a designer working in a wide range of media, and his user-centered designs are unique to every product. Click to continue

Sasha Pozdnyakova

Berlin, Germany
Sasha is a creative User Experience designer with a background in information design and human-computer interaction. With years of experience building web applications, Sasha is able to provide smart, enterprise services and convert problems into simple, friendly solutions that make people’s lives a bit easier. Click to continue

Deborah Rivera

Seattle, United States
Deborah has 10+ years designing and leading strategy and production of insight-driven digital experiences. She's involved in the entire life-cycle of a project, from ideation to launch, collaborating with teams of project managers, designers, developers and stakeholders to bring a project to fruition. Click to continue

Kaushik Ghosh

Bangalore, India
Kaushik is an experienced UX architect and UI designer. He has worked for many global IT and product heavyweights, mostly Fortune 100 companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Intuit, T-Mobile, Cisco, and more. He also has worked for numerous startups in San Francisco, Singapore, and Bangalore. Click to continue

Jeff Shaw

San Francisco, United States
Jeff is a user experience designer based in Silicon Valley. His approach combines new design and technology trends with research and validation. He is a talented designer, a great communicator, and a reliable freelancer. Click to continue

Asli Deniz Ozakar Kuyumcuoglu

Istanbul, Turkey
Asli is a User Experience designer from Istanbul, Turkey. After completing her studies in Industrial Design and Design for Interaction, Asli has spent the past six years working on several projects for high-level telecommunications, banking, eCommerce, and game development companies. Click to continue

Nick Vyhouski

Minsk, Belarus
Nick is a senior UI/UX designer with seven years of professional experience specializing in designing applications for startups. He is used to working remotely and has his tools and processes tailored to meet the demands of a fast-paced lean workflow and unpredictable startup environment. He believes that design is not about deliverables and beautiful pixels, but about solving problems and achieving business and user goals. Click to continue

Luka Vida

Zagreb, Croatia
Luka is a UX designer with 10 years of experience building digital solutions and more than 5 on mobile platforms. He has designed mobile and web solutions and led teams for clients ranging from small startups to large U.S. and EU companies with multi-million audiences. He is a Lean mentor and uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to validate assumptions and design products that achieve results and improve users' lives. Click to continue

Katrina Talley

Phoenix, United States
Katrina is an innovative user experience and interaction designer with more than 6 years of experience in interactive design for the web, desktop, mobile, and embedded applications. She creatively translates complex problems into elegant, usable solutions that exceed expectations and across devices. She approaches product design with a broad experience, a big picture focus, and a passionate user advocacy. Click to continue
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