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Gina DeConti
Gina DeConti Gina started her art training early in life when her mother taught her to draw before she could barely hold a pencil. Since then she’s continued to love all things related to art and design. Her formal education...
Alex W. Castellanos
Alex W. Castellanos Alex is a veteran political strategist turned UX researcher who has a love for technology and design. He has deep experience in project management, qualitative research and loves the opportunity to empathize with User stories. He is...
Megan Machamer
Megan Machamer UX research specialist and ethnographer with 10 years of social science research experience in both professional and academic contexts. A highly dedicated applied anthropologist who is enthusiastic about culture and technology, and specializes in: research design, discovery, ethnography,...
Natalie D. Hanson, Ph.D.
Natalie D. Hanson, Ph.D. Natalie D Hanson is a Principal and partner at ZS, where she built and now leads the User Experience team. Prior to ZS, she worked at SAP, where she also built a User Experience team supporting...
Claire Mallory
Claire Mallory Claire Mallory is a User Experience Specialist at Centralis, where her endless curiosity, critical thinking, and deep listening skills make her a valuable asset on research and design projects. Claire has helped optimize the user experience for clients...
Kurt Cunningham
Kurt Cunningham Kurt is a motivated and adaptive innovative thinker who enjoys data-driven design and development. His passion for finding the best possible experience is matched by only his love for the Iowa Hawkeyes. For more, keep up with Kurt...
Lindsey Gates-Markel
Lindsey Gates-Markel Lindsey leads content strategy at Pixo, working with teams of clients, designers, and developers to explore the space between what exists and what is possible. She loves dumb questions and metadata. For more, keep up with Lindsey at...
Ryan Page
Ryan Page Ryan Page serves as the VP, Product Design for Cars.com. In his role, Ryan leads a team of talented and multi-disciplinary product designers across the organization. Together with partners across the company, the team aims to elevate and...
Brian Montana
Brian Montana Brian Montana has an MFA in New Media and works as a Creative Technologist at Conversant. He’s a former Marine, cancer survivor, organizer of CodePen Chicago and museum adventurer. For more, keep up with Brian at brianmontana.net or...
John Polacek
John Polacek John Polacek leads front end at Gesture, the mobile fundraising platform for charity events, and is the author of many open source projects like Expressive CSS, Stacktable, Responsivator, BigVideo.js and Scrollorama. For more, keep up with John at...
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