Claire is a senior at the University of Maryland iSchool, studying information architecture and user experience. Her experience includes wedding planning, web design, and a paid internship in user experience at the Federal Aviation Administration. As the first-ever student co-chair for the IA Conference, she is bringing new voices and energy into the field. She […]
Kahti Paul is a Principal UX Designer at Guidea, with 9+ years of creative roles in multiple fields. She helps teams develop user-focused solutions and works with project teams to facilitate the balance of user needs, business needs, and development costs to provide intuitive interfaces for users of complex domains.
Ken Caldwell is a staff member and graduate student at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. As a writer and designer at U-M Information and Technology Services, he is responsible for project communication strategy, social media leadership for @umichTECH, and he is an administrator of and contributor to Michigan IT News. As a grad student at […]
Dan Zollman is an information architect and UX strategist living in Boston, MA. His interests in responsible, ethical, and systemic design have evolved through his experiences practicing IA and UX in complex organizations including Vanguard, Tufts University, and Massachusetts Digital Service. Dan is an organizer of the IA Roundtable (iaroundtable.org) at the IA Conference; World […]
Matt Scholl is a UX Director, managing a 5-person team at Centralis, a small (but mighty!) UX research consultancy.
Benjamin Bennett is Sr. Manager of User Experience at Disney Parks & Resorts Digital. He has been designing digital experiences since the mid 90s. His roles include designer, researcher and product manager, and design manager. He has managed teams for multiple purposes in both small and large organizations.
James Mulholland currently runs a design and research group at Workday, focused on Analytics product areas.
Emily Bulger is Senior Taxonomy Manager at Indeed, and oversees the Search Relevance team. The team is made up of taxonomists, query management analysts, and geographic data operations specialists. Having hired about 30 people to her team over the past year, she has hands-on experience reviewing portfolios and resumes.
Sean McKay is Founder of ConnectFive, a 17-person UX and design company that is focused on “Making the Complex Simple” for our clients’ products and services. They have also created a team-based user research SAAS product to help support the moderated testing and user interview process, at www.handrailux.com.
April Huerta is a Los Angeles based Senior IA/IxD with a passion for User Experience. She also mentors, with 16 years of experience. She currently works for Disney Parks and Resorts Digital, and helps lead an Internship Mentor program there.
Jamie Hsu is an energetic & outgoing guy whose love of design & color helps him consistently grow as a great & proficient designer, all while creating best products and user experiences for people everywhere. Jamie comes with 10 years of experience in the Chicago design community: From old-school print transitioning into emails, then transitioning […]
Cynthia Gelper is a content strategist passionate about user experience, language and storytelling. She has contributed content expertise to launches and redesigns across a variety of platforms from mobile to desktop to social. Some of her recent accomplishments include developing an overall content strategy for a digital safety mobile app, assessing content for a continuing […]
Cathy Galecki is the UX lead of Dell EMC’s Digital Workplace practice, a Dell Technologies consulting group, leading large enterprise design projects. She has 20+ years experience with all aspects of UX and is passionate about Digital Strategy, Information Architecture and Usability Testing. Cathy is a seasoned consultant who works on UX projects globally, having […]
Julie Cruz is currently a Master’s student (graduating in May) in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Michigan. She’s focusing her studies around UX design and communications. Julie recently completed a Content Strategy internship at Facebook where she refined and reshaped UI content across two product teams, including development of a mobile financial app. Before graduate […]
Madonnalisa Chan is a consultant in content and user experience design, focusing on strategic design for brands and applications. She partners with businesses to identify challenges, create solutions, and help them achieve their goals. For over 20 years, she has come alongside colleagues and clients in cross-functional teams to build innovative products in fast-paced environments and achieve measurable […]
Jared Caponi is a web industry veteran with broad experience managing and architecting web sites, applications, and mobile experiences. After 10 years working primarily as a senior and executive producer overseeing the full design and development lifecycle of interactive projects, Jared has spent that last decade working as an independent Information Architecture and UX Consultant in […]
Timothy Whalin leads the UX for Amazon’s Mobile Shopping app. At Amazon, he’s led design teams launching seven V1 technologies including Alexa shopping, Dash Button, and two Amazon smartwatch apps. Timothy also teaches part time at the School of Visual Concepts including a 10-week portfolio class. He’s involved in many interview loops and works in a […]
Clifton Simmons is a content writer with an award-winning career spanning over 25 years. He began as a copywriter at the Detroit ad agency Campbell-Ewald, where he was a creative supervisor on digital and event marketing for Chevrolet and USAA. Clifton relocated to Chicago ten years ago to work on digital accounts for McDonald’s, Redbox […]
Sam Rhee has created user experience solutions since the late ’90s, and is currently UX Director at HS2 Solutions. He has designed systems for government agencies and Fortune 500 companies that dwell in retail, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, communications, entertainment, and defense. His specialties are large-scale content management solutions and systems that require significant legacy integration. […]