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Art Phung
Philadelphia, PA
Product Designer
UX Designer
UI Designer

Product designer who believes in equitable design and brings more than 7 years of knowledge in the diversity and inclusion world. I am queer/nonbinary designer and a proud child of a Chinese immigrant mother and a Vietnamese refugee father.

Rachit Mathur
Rajasthan, India
UX Designer
UI Designer
Product Designer
Researcher
Design Thinker

I FIX TERRIBLE THINGS | Human-Centered Designer

Jesse Ye
New York, NY
UX Designer
Product Designer
UI Designer
Web Designer
Developer

I'm a UI/UX designer who enjoys turning complex problems into simple, aesthetic and intuitive designs. I'm also a <coder> who enjoy playing CSS/HTML and JavaScript to make the design into real code.

Nelson Marehalau
Alexandria, VA
Graphic Designer
Illustrator
Visual Designer
UI Designer

Pacific Islander working as an illustrator & designer in the DC area. I work primarily as a visual/graphic designer but I can also be found in the artist's alley of our local comic cons with my creative team, the Saturday Morning Cartoonists.

Amin Najafi
Kerman, Iran
Graphic Designer
Visual Designer
Illustrator
Product Designer

I am creative designer specializing in branding, visual identity, and experiential design.

Emma
San Francisco, CA
Brand Designer
Manager
Author

I’m a designer, writer, and artist creating unforgettable brand experiences for major brands like IBM, Pinterest, and Facebook. I’m an artist with a keen eye for design and a mind for business. I blog at The Design Loupe and mentor on my free time.

Karmen Wong
San Francisco, CA

A budding UX/UI designer with a data-driven background forged by years of experience in performance marketing. I'm interested in creatively solving interesting problems and designing meaningful experiences that shape how we interact with technology.

Michael Tran
San Jose, CA
Industrial Designer
Graphic Designer
3D Artist
UI Designer

I am a 2020 Industrial Design graduate from San Jose State University. I originally joined the major to make a change in the world only later to realize the real changes matter in our everyday lives, not in big grandiose projects.

Summer Zhang
Toronto, Canada
Design Lead
Mentor
Product Designer
Creative Director
UX Designer

Summer is a Product Design Lead who advocates design in everyday life. She has a passion for delightful user experience and product strategy and would like to engage in work that truly has an impact. She is passionate about Voice tech.

Piper Lee
Santa Cruz, CA
Creative Director
Head of Design
Illustrator
Visual Designer
UI Designer

Korean American art director from Los Angeles, CA. I focus on photography and illustrative/ analog processes for visual merchandising and content creation for marketing.

Christina Sakura
Seattle, WA/USA
Graphic Designer
Design Lead
Brand Designer
Mentor
Illustrator

Seattle-based designer and illustrator, specializing in brand storytelling and experiential graphic design. My work focuses on embracing empathy and connecting people with place.

Juliette Wang
New York, NY
Graphic Designer
UI Designer
Product Designer
Design Lead
Design Thinker

Visual and Interactive Designer based in New York. Currently at Instrument, creating seamless experiences for Google and Alphabet.

Jun Jie Li
San Francisco, CA
Illustrator
UX Designer
UI Designer
Visual Designer

Hi, Folks!My name is Jun'Jie Li, a student from California College of the Arts. Majoring in Interaction design. I am full of love and yearning for design, I hope to connect with more people and learn more about design.

Richard L Tso
Seattle, WA
Product Designer
Author
Brand Designer
Creative Director
Web Designer

Strategic designer and marketing executive.

Jenn Noinaj
Chicago, IL
Design Lead
Researcher
Product Designer
UX Designer
Mentor

Hi, I'm Jenn—a design leader passionate about creating products and services that are inclusive for all. I specialize in leading product and design teams with a focus on digital transformation, capacity building, and user experience.

Rica Rosario
Washington, DC, USA
Creative Director
Product Designer
Researcher
Mentor
Speaker

Designer, creative director and social do-gooder aiming to deliver impactful solutions through data-driven design, storytelling and technology.

Rai Rahim
Singapore
Visual Designer
UI Designer
Brand Designer
UX Designer
Graphic Designer

Hi! I’m Rai, a multi-disciplinary freelance art director & visual designer of Malay/Javanese descent, born, raised & currently based in Singapore 🇸🇬 Looking forward to connecting with fellow API designers here!

Matthew Mang
Seattle, WA, USA
Design Lead
Design Thinker
Product Designer

Product design lead at Netflix, building promotional video tools that empower studio creators to tell great stories at scale.

Stella Guan
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Visual Designer
Creative Director
Mentor
Design Lead
UI Designer

Designer & immigrant from the big "rooster-shaped" country with 1.4bn people. Founder of creative education company Path Unbound. Blunt former NY-er. "Non-laidback" new Angeleno.

Tracy Ngo
Houston, TX
Graphic Designer
Illustrator
Visual Designer
Design Thinker
Mentor

(She/Her) Vietnamese + Chinese American. I am a cat-owning creative: graphic designer, writer, illustrator, arts appreciator, nonprofit volunteer and leader. As an INFJ, my superpower is overthinking.

Mary Ma
Ottawa, Canada
Product Designer
Design Lead
Speaker
Manager

Leading design at Rewind by day. Also building Design Toast and Chef Capp by night. Public speaker advocating for marginalized voices. Lurker on social media.

Lina Cheng
California, USA
Design Thinker
Graphic Designer
Brand Designer
Design Lead

Designer, creative strategist, and spirited brainstormer with a passion for using design to build community and help provide a sense of ease + wonder. Design Lead @ P.F. Candle Co., Lina also works with non-profit orgs dedicated to civic engagement.

Kathy Azada
San Francisco, CA, USA
Creative Director
Design Lead
Graphic Designer
Visual Designer
Brand Designer

I'm a creative director and designer with a passion for purpose-driven design work. Whether it’s iterating on user experience, humanizing metrics for social media, or branding nonprofits, I endeavor to create work that empathizes, enlightens, helps.

Cheryl W Yu
Burlingame, CA
Product Designer
UX Designer
Researcher

Healthcare veteran leveraging empathy to craft mindful experiences for users.

Linda Joseph
Dallas, Texas, USA
Creative Director
Visual Designer
Manager
Mentor
Speaker

Although I have a traditional print and digital design background, I challenge myself to apply my knowledge and training in different ways. Currently Creative Director at Corgan and Director of D&I for AIGA DFW.

Jason Demetillo
Singapore
Product Designer
Graphic Designer
Motion Designer
Speaker
Design Lead

A designer who has worked from NYC to SF to now Singapore. Worked in various mediums whether it's motion graphics to UX to fashion design. Currently a Lead Designer at Grab, Southeast Asia's super app which impacts millions of lives daily.

Nhu Nguyen
Washington, D.C.
Creative Director
Founder
Illustrator
Mentor
Visual Designer

Art Director by day—illustrator, educator, entrepreneur and volunteer by night. My creative work is heavily influenced by my experience growing up as a Vietnamese immigrant with disability. Everything I do in life is led by empathy and compassion.

Raksa Yin
Washington, DC to New York, NY
Product Designer
Mentor
Graphic Designer
VP
Design Thinker

A Cambodian immigrant digital product designer in the US. He values creating thoughtful interfaces, designing collaboratively, and delivering user-centric experiences. He loves giving back and staying creative.

Crystal Yan
USA
Design Lead
Design Thinker
Manager
Product Designer
Researcher

Crystal Yan is a design leader (Passbook by Remitly, U.S. Digital Service at the White House), a design educator (Maryland Institute College of Art, School of Visual Concepts), and a coach to leaders who want to build great teams and team cultures.

Jenny Bounmivilay
Melbourne, Australia
Product Designer

I'm a community-driven product designer with a love for deep reflection and action. I'm a big fan of good people, the outdoors, and cultivating courageous cultures.

Vivian Ngai
Toronto, Canada
Product Designer
UX Designer
Web Designer

Vivian (she/her) is a Product (UX/UI) Designer that takes a holistic and human-centred approach with a particular interest in designing for social impact. She's a champion for social justice/equity, diversity + inclusion, and mental health in tech.

Ryan Yao
Vancouver, Canada
Product Designer
UI Designer
UX Designer

UX/UI Designer at Curative, working to help combat COVID-19 by scaling up testing and distributing vaccines. Currently based in Vancouer, Canada, but I'm interested to meet more people from other cities and see what would be my next place to stay.

Zoe Banzon
New York City, NY
Researcher
Design Thinker
UX Designer

I'm a researcher & design strategist. I care about understanding social realities to contribute to the design of more equitable experiences and services.

Freddierick Mesias
San Francisco, CA
UI Designer
UX Designer
Visual Designer
Brand Designer

Hi! I'm Freddierick is a multidisciplinary designer. Born and raised on the island of Guam . I currently work at Adobe focusing on UX/UI/Visual Design.

Marissa Louie
San Francisco, CA
Head of Design
Manager
Founder
Product Designer
UX Designer

Sr. UX Design Director at SiriusXM Pandora, where she leads the listener experience for 100m+ users. Chairwoman of Animoodles, and led design at Apple, Expedia, Yahoo, and Ness. Her family has shaped the arts and culture of San Francisco Chinatown.

Lee-Sean Huang
New York, NY
Creative Director
Design Thinker
Speaker
Researcher
UX Designer

I'm the co-founder and creative director of Foossa, a community-centered design and strategy consultancy. I host the Design Future Now podcast and Design Future Live Instagram Live show with AIGA. I also teach design at NYU, SVA, and Parsons.

Jacqueline Ho
Portland, OR
Founder
Head of Design
Product Designer
Visual Designer
Design Lead

Designer by day, designer by night — Principal at Martial Moon, Product Design at Koho, @EXPD_Official

Daisy Yiu
San Francisco, CA
Product Designer
UX Designer
Researcher

I am a design consultant that has a background in Architecture. I focus on designing a better experience as a whole ecosystem, from the physical to the digital world. Because transitions are very difficult, I'd love to help!

Claudia Uy
Somerville, NJ
Graphic Designer
UI Designer

Full-Time Graphic Designer, Part-Time Dancer, Recovering Blonde

Shay Ho
Sydney, Australia
Product Designer
Illustrator

A Viet-Aussie Product Designer, spending days creating pictures mixed with texts & then releasing them to the internet. Mainly making low-code stuff at madeup.studio.

Lenore Ramirez
Toronto, Canada
Graphic Designer
Illustrator
Brand Designer
Speaker

By day, I work as a graphic designer and illustrator with a focus on brand identity and strategy-driven design. By night, I dream in watercolours and adore editorial and food illustration.

Lan N. Johnson
Euless, TX
UX Designer
Design Thinker
Product Designer
Researcher
UI Designer

I am a Senior UX Designer for Capital One. I've used my passion for human-centered design to work with Fortune 500 companies for 10+ years. I am also passionate about intersectionality and social justice.

Deci Raisa Hermosilla
Phoenix, AZ
Engineer
UX Designer

Data scientist-in-training (graduate intern) at Intel. Passionate about learning and telling compelling stories through data visualization. Ex-technical writer and UI/UX developer.

Krisha Redillas
Columbus, OH
Brand Designer
Visual Designer
Web Designer
Graphic Designer
Illustrator

Filipino-American visual designer behind Riverhouse Design Studio, a web + branding studio for businesses in the health and wellness space. Passionate about creating a visual face for ambitious wellness advocates.

Rifat Najmi
Jakarta, Indonesia
Design Lead
UX Designer
UI Designer

UX and UI Designer based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Gean Daniel Libiran
Philippines
Web Designer
UI Designer
UX Designer

Webflow Designer at Craftinghand a digital marketing and consulting agency based out of Tampa, FL.

Nathan L. Miles
Portland, OR
Creative Director
Engineer
Mentor
Founder
Manager

Nate (N8) has been a creative professional for the last 10+ years. He has extensive experience in the music video, film and commercial fields. He is known for his passionate work ethic, hands-on approach, and vast attention to detail.

Philip Thepkaysone
Dallas, TX
Product Designer
UX Designer
UI Designer
Visual Designer
Design Thinker

In the 8 years I’ve spent in design I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients ranging from startups to established large organizations. My design sensibilities are rooted in human centric methodologies and a keen eye for detail.

Jonathan Chin
San Diego, CA
UX Designer
Researcher

A former Marine turned UX Designer and Researcher.

Manisha Palanchoke
Kathmandu, Nepal
Graphic Designer
Engineer
Design Lead

Hi, I am a UI/UX Designer. I love building simple, clean user interfaces with good user experiences. I always look after the new design trends. I am a learner as well as a good tutor. I am also a part of Girls in Tech - Nepal.

Emily Deng
San Francisco, CA
Product Designer
UX Designer
Researcher
Design Thinker

Product Designer at C3.ai working on experiences for enterprise AI and IoT applications. I went to Carnegie Mellon University for MHCI. Knowledgable in strategic design thinking and UX research methods. Portfolio password: opensesame

Elina Lin
San Francisco, CA
Product Designer
UX Designer
Design Lead
Mentor
Speaker

Growth designer @Linkedin, owner @StudioEly, founding team @SimpleHabit. Aside from design, creative work includes paper sculpture and photography rooted in self empowerment and well-being.

Aris Acoba
Manila, Philippines
Product Designer
Head of Design
Visual Designer
UX Designer

Digital product designer who can work with code. Currently the Head of Design at LawAdvisor, a legal technology company founded in Australia.

Jay Castro
Oakland, California
UX Writer
Design Thinker
Mentor
Speaker
Founder

Hafa adai! I'm a UX Content Strategist and advocate for my Chamoru heritage.

Emily Chan
Brooklyn, New York
Brand Designer
Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Founder

Visual storytelling through design and photography.

Ishan Manandhar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Product Designer
Web Designer
Illustrator
Researcher
Engineer

Ishan is a passionate Product designer and Frontend developer. He specializes in the fields of UX, Design Strategy and Frontend. He frequently writes about his work experience in his blog. He also has just growing youtube channel to his learnings.

Paras Memon
New York, NY
Visual Designer
Product Designer
Web Designer

Designer and illustrator based in New York City. Bridging the gap between products and ideas through colors, shapes and space. Keen on exploring the intersection between design and marketing.

Kuu Hubbard
Chicago, IL
Product Designer
Mentor
Design Lead

Product design manager at ActiveCampaign, based in Chicago. I’m hiring!

Jason Chang
New York, NY
Product Designer
UX Designer
Mentor
Speaker

(He/Him) I'm a Product Designer, specializing in digital products across industries from finance, entertainment, and consumer products plus tools. On the side, I consult with early stage companies on designing their product and I make YouTube videos.

Elizabeth Decena
Seattle, WA
Brand Designer
Visual Designer
Graphic Designer

I'm playful & earnest in a 150cm package. You can find me attempting to photosynthesize outside, a café nearby watercoloring or possibly chasing butterflies in Animal Crossing.

Ian Teraoka
Bay Area, CA
Product Designer
UX Designer
Visual Designer

Product Designer at Alation. Also a photographer, dancer, and coffee addict! City Moderator for Asian Creatives Network: San Francisco Branch.

John Lee
New York, NY
Illustrator
Visual Designer
Animator
Mentor

(he/him) artist, illustrator, and educator. I'm a Chinese/Filipino American originally from the Memphis, TN, and I investigate my world through drawing and narrative.

Derek Mei
Boston, MA
UX Designer
Developer
Mentor
Head of Design
Founder

Derek is a hybrid designer & developer who currently leads design @3Play Media and started https://www.thehandoff.guide/. In the past, he founded Umeita Design, an agency that has worked with companies such as Hubspot, Aetna, and NGA.

Zagawah Soe
Los Angeles, CA
Graphic Designer
Illustrator
UX Designer
Visual Designer

I'm a multidisciplinary designer who specializes in flexibility and adapting to the needs of every project —I enjoy research, stylistic exploration and pushing user experience. Currently working in education tech.

Tanicia Bethea
District Heights, MD
Brand Designer
Graphic Designer
Founder
Web Designer
Visual Designer

Proud Chamorrita here! I am the co-founder of Talooka Studio, a visual communications firm in the DC Metro Area. I specialize in brand strategy and visual identities for small businesses and nonprofits.

Kim Cinco
Waipahu, HI
Developer
Researcher

I'm Kim (she/her). I’m a dancing, queer, social psychologist and foster youth advocate, specializing in UX research, design and development.

Alex Chen
Chicago, IL
Product Designer
Illustrator
UX Writer

Alex (they/them) is a designer, writer, and martial artist based in Chicago. Navigating the world as a queer nonbinary Chinese-American, they specialize in digital accessibility and leverage design to serve advocacy and transformative justice.

Roger Erik Tinch
Austin, TX
Web Designer
Product Designer
UX Designer
Design Lead

Interactive Creative Director for Alamo Drafthouse, Mondo and NEON.

Le Tang
Dallas, TX
Web Designer
UX Designer
UI Designer
Developer
Visual Designer

Designer and front-end developer. Formerly a UX designer at Apple Leisure Group, I worked on researching, ideating, and designing a seamless booking experience for our customers. Currently looking for a new opportunity.

Justin Kwong
Salt Lake City, UT
Creative Director
Product Designer
Brand Designer
Speaker
Mentor

Product designer connecting people to create change that matters.

Lea Alcantara
Seattle, WA
Creative Director
UI Designer
Speaker
Visual Designer
Design Lead

Sometimes pixels, sometimes code, always food. Speaker, podcaster, and pop culture obsessive. Visual design director @10up.

Annette Hong
San Francisco, CA
Product Designer

AR/VR Product Designer @Facebook focusing on social discovery.

Clive Castillo
London, England (UK)
Founder
Creative Director
Web Designer

Founder @ Filipinos Who Design, University Lecturer, Creative Director @ CMD Media

Andrew Tolentino
San Francisco, CA
Product Designer
UX Designer
UI Designer
Mentor

Andrew is a Senior Product Designer at Credit Karma based in San Francisco, CA.

Jina Anne
San Francisco, CA
UI Designer
Developer
Speaker
Author
Visual Designer

Design Systems Advocate

Mady Marcelino
Antipolo City, Philippines
Graphic Designer
Illustrator

Mady Marcelino is a Designer and Illustrator based in Manila.

Jeth Torres
Philippines
Graphic Designer
Brand Designer
Mentor
Design Lead

Graphic Designer & Design Lead at Canva (Manila), his work concentrates on brand identity & typography. His personal style in calligraphy is inspired by Arabic strokes and calligrams, Western & Asian calligraphy, and Calligraffiti.

E Roon Kang
New York, NY
Graphic Designer
Founder
Creative Director

E Roon Kang lives and works in New York, where he operates Math Practice – an interdisciplinary design and research studio.

Pum Lefebure
Washington, DC
Founder

Pum is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Design Army.

Rudi Anggono
New York, NY
UX Designer
Creative Director
Speaker

Head of #UX Design / Creative Strategy @ #Google

Koi Hernandez
Alexandria, VA
UX Designer
UI Designer
Product Designer
Mentor
Founder

Founder & creator of APIwho.design, I am a UX/UI designer and a passionate design thinker who works in the D.C. Metro area.

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