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Jeff Shaw

User Experience Researcher
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
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Deniz Ozakar

User Experience Researcher
Asli is a senior UI/UX designer and researcher with more than eight years of experience in mobile, web, and IoT design projects. She has handled all the ... Read More
Asli is a senior UI/UX designer and researcher with more than eight years of experience in mobile, web, and IoT design projects. She has handled all the steps of the design process from user-centered design research, interaction design, and user interface design to user testing, but her strength is in UX design. She has worked for many industries ranging from telecommunications, banking, eCommerce, online betting, mobile games, and health. Read Less
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Nick Vyhouski

User Experience Researcher
Nick is a senior UI/UX designer with eight years of professional experience specializing in designing applications for startups. He is used to working re... Read More
Nick is a senior UI/UX designer with eight 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 an unpredictable startup environment. He believes that design is not about deliverables and beautiful pixels but about solving problems and achieving business and user goals. Read Less
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Sasha Pozdnyakova

User Experience Researcher
Sasha is a product designer with a background in information design and human-computer interaction. With years of experience building web and mobile appl... Read More
Sasha is a product designer with a background in information design and human-computer interaction. With years of experience building web and mobile applications, Sasha not only provides smart solutions but understands business and product strategy. She designs B2B and B2C products and converts problems into simple, friendly flows that make people’s lives easier. Sasha has worked with Informatica, Zalando, and other leading companies. Read Less
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Kaushik Ghosh

User Experience Researcher
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 M... Read More
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.  Read Less
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Katrina Talley

User Experience Researcher
Katrina is an innovative user experience and interaction designer with more than a decade of experience in product design for the web, desktop, mobile, a... Read More
Katrina is an innovative user experience and interaction designer with more than a decade of experience in product 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. Read Less
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Bill Tribble

User Experience Researcher
Bill is a UX lead who has improved the lives of billions with his work on digital products. He also teaches design, and has over two decades of professio... Read More
Bill is a UX lead who has improved the lives of billions with his work on digital products. He also teaches design, and has over two decades of professional experience in UX, media, and education. He has an entrepreneurial attitude, has worked in a wide range of media, and his design process is tactile, collaborative and user-centered—with beautiful results. Read Less
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