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Nat Turner


Co-Founder of Flatiron Health, previously Co-Founder/CEO of @invite-media

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Craig Mod


Writer, designer. Previously product designer for @flipboard. Advisor for @medium, @955dreams. Mentor at @500startups & @designer-fund. Investor in @oyster, @editorially, @tokyo-otaku-mode, @timbuktu-labs. 2011 TechFellow. 2012 MacDowell fellow.

ID 153303

Eric Chu

Passionate about music, food, photography, and beautiful things. @pokenewyork by day, restaurant hopper by night.

ID 67812

Victor Young


@uwaterloo Alum. CEO & Founder @flinja. General Partner @X-Fund, Engineer by trade, built largest insurance eApp and CRM, hired over 500 people, Grew ARR to 50M

ID 65241

Liis Peetermann

Co-founder of Fleep UX Designer in NYC Worked in Techstars NYC, alumni of Start-Up Chile

ID 749

Gary Chou


Worked at @union-square-ventures, @cisco • Investor @union-square-ventures • Studied at @princeton-university

ID 205427

Colin O'Malley


Founder, PLOW. Co-founder, CSO of Evidon. Previously a product and BD exec at TRUSTe. Specialize in product strategy, sales, marketing, and execution.

ID 50

Satya Patel


Partner @homebrew. Formerly VP Product at @twitter, ex-Google PM, ex-Partner at @battery-ventures. Penn educated. Vegas raised.

ID 44462

Paul Canetti

Founder of @stream & @maz. Instructor at @general-assembly. Designer. Entrepreneur. UX aficionado. Inc.'s 30 Under 30. Formerly at @apple.

ID 38402

Judd Morgenstern


Business Designer. Previously UX Designer + Innovation Strategist. Former @adaptive-path + @nike consultant.

ID 7130

Dean Fankhauser

Founder of @nuji. Previously worked at @yahoo, @havas and various digital agencies in @london and abroad in @strategy and @user Experience Design

ID 44885

Joe Cerra

Founder @heynow, @pencil-labs and @vlingo • Studied at @tufts-university. MS in CS and HCI • Experienced iOS / Android hacker • Serious about design

ID 1916

Jim England

Product Designer @quirky. Previous: founder at @publikdemand, @keepstream (acquired by @infochimps), @infochimps Director of UX.

ID 697

Matthias Galica

Human being, aspiring man. @sharesquare-beastmode-fm • @startupdigest LA • #DTLA

ID 33978

Matt Shobe


Serial entrepreneur (@feedburner sold to @google, @spyonit sold to 724 Solutions), designer, pilot. My head is full of zero-billion dollar business ideas.

ID 68584

Gordon Mei

Mobile Product Designer at BuzzFeed and formerly Animoto. Previously Front-End Web Developer at Eventbrite and Yahoo.

ID 3415

Scott Belsky


Investor; Founder & CEO of @behance; Author of Making Ideas Happen; Adobe's VP Products/Community; Eternal Student.

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Kenn R


Currently at @gobbler • Worked at @apple, @line-6 • Studied at @berklee-college-of-music, @azusa-pacific-university

ID 28282

Howard Marks


co-founder Activision ATVI $14B cap, founder @acclaim-games (sold to @playdom). Founder and managing partner @startenginela LA's largest accelerator.

ID 39961

Dave Zohrob

Current: Engineer / growth @angellist; Former team @hotornot-com , @microsoft ; Founder @lookmark, @megatasty; CS @university-of-michigan

ID 170684

Borahm Cho


Founder @kitchensurfing

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Joshua Mullineaux

Co-Founder of @UBD and @highlightercom. Passionate about building great companies and working with inspiring people.

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Bobby Ghoshal


Founded @flud 1st social news reader, strong award winning product background, contract designed with Apple, Google, Dreamworks. Now a Director at Blue Shield.

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Sunil Madhu

Founder, CEO @socure. Serial entrepreneur with 20 years experience mostly focused on enterprise security and social marketing product, sales and post-sales.

ID 161479

Cathy Lee

Helping with everything at Faithstreet. Passionate about product and user experience.

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Andrew Cornett

Designer founder @jukely. Previously: first designer at @kickstarter (2010-2013) Nominated one of the Best Designers in Technology by @business-insider (2013)

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Chok Ooi


CEO of @agility IO • Mentor at @500startups • Worked at @loopt @goldman-sachs, @bank-of-america, @lab49 • Studied at @university-of-texas-at-austin-1

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Matt Valoatto

@curioos Founder, CEO & Chief Curator.

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Tarik Ansari

Serial entrepreneur. Startup Visa Activist (Directed "Starting-Up in America"). EFREI Paris / UC London / Beijing Tech M.Sc. 2007.

ID 374112

Chris Grant

Worked at @lyft, @square • Studied at @carnegie-mellon-university •

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Scott Weiner

Founder @makers-row, @closingbell - Crowdsourced Stock Tips

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Miha Rebernik

I design, build and ship products. All the time.

ID 1028

Jenn Vargas

Product Manager, Designer, Developer, Geek of all trades. @accomplsh @birchbox @etsy @flickr @yahoo. @cornell-university alum

ID 6099

Cyril Moutran


Cofounder at feedly. Partner at Makers Camp.

ID 3174

Grace Ng

Co-Founder of @javelin

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Steven Walker


Designer, developer, builder, entrepreneur, mentor. First designer at @groupon. Currently Head of Platform Experience @quirky

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Chris Calmeyn


Co-founder, head of product at @caliber . BA Economics. MFA Design & Technology.

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Clément Faydi

Lead Product Designer at @behance / @adobe-systems

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paul chu


Venture founding & advising -funding & traction strategies. Recipient- Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Founded 1st MVNO in the U.S. & acquired by T-Mobile

ID 292040

Jesse Geller

Product Designer at Telecast (at Betaworks.) Champion of human-centric design principles. Worked at Miso, Pocket, and GetGlue. Design MFA from CCA.

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Jeremy Le Van

Co-founder at Sunrise. Formerly designing @foursquare.

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Brian Kalma


Design Chief at Blade, LLC. Former President at Ministry of Supply, CXO at Gemvara, Director of UX at Gilt Groupe and Zappos.

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Eric Snowden

Sr. Designer and Head of Mobile for Behance - an Adobe Company. Formerly a Digital VP at Atlantic Records and a lead designer for Warner Music Group.

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Raymond Zhong


Princeton ‘15 · CS + Design · Prev @angellist @dorm-room-fund @addepar

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Jayesh Parmar

Founder, Jayesh is Picatic’s public face and voice. As CEO his primary responsible for overseeing product strategy & vision.

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Hong Qu

Early employee at @youtube • Studied at UC @university-of-california-berkeley School of Information • Expert at User Centered Design

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Kevin Scott

CMU HCI grad; 7 years of web and mobile coding; Interface Developer, Interaction Designer.

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Keenan Cummings

Founder / Product Designer of @days-by-wander (acquired by @yahoo) Founder of Designers Debate Club (@designdebaters). Gamer, cyclist, Korean speaker.

ID 4371

Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas is the Founder of @jess3 – a creative interactive agency specializing in Social Media Data Visualization.

ID 3917

Keith Holjencin

Product Designer at @kickstarter . Previously at @forrst and @barkbox. A complete idiot.

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James Han

Co-founder of @seedinvest; Spent time at @francisco-partners, @morgan-stanley IBD (Technology Group), @cisco, @riot-games. MBA @wharton-school School 2012, UG Finance/CS @university-of-pennsylvania

ID 28921

Duncan Cork

Head of Product @neongrid. Co-founder @slated. Founder and Exec Creative Director of @katharsis.

ID 11731

Josh Viney

VP Product Experience @capture-media-inc-1, Co-founder of Boxcar, Partner at Eastmedia, and UX and Product Advisor. Love to help entrepreneurs create great products.

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Gregory Mueller

Versatile product & UX designer for 10+ years. Lead Design at @pickie-acquired-by-retailmenot. Formerly @montaj, @maya-design, @deeplocal and @yahoo. Masters in HCI from CMU.

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Tabish Ahmed

MA in Interactive Design, Entrepreneur, Founder @apppulp , Worked @adobe-systems

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Shaun Springer

Founder & CEO of @astro. Former developer at @lot18, @chartbeat. Manager at @crestron-electronics.

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Michael Schechter

Full Stack Developer

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Michael Stern

Product Manager / Consumer Software Developer / UX Engineer

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Aaron Soules

Creator @bench-fitness , Tech Lead at @the-huffington-post , CTO/Co-Founder @localocracy (sold to Aol in 2011).

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Chief Product Officer at @catchpoint-systems Inc.

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Rui Ma

Founder @kinnek , Time @oliver-wyman @j-p-morgan-1, Study @cornell-university, Passion @basketball

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gregory nicholas


founder @unvael-fm. founded @pict (@angelpad S12, acquired by @popsugar). founded @vael-project (manufacturing/footwear brand). engineer @broadcom

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Buck Wilson

Product designer with consumer and enterprise expertise. Lead design & product @turntable-fm, founded @jotlet-llc (sold to @jive-software ).

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David Bailey

CEO at Spotnight. Product manager, coder, data guy. Previously cofounded 3 startups. Ex Booz&Co consultant, math grad at Oxford Uni, Singularity Uni GSP'11.

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Kelsey Falter

Founder of @poptip; CEO & Head of Product Development

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Brad Lauster

UX and Operations guy. Previously with Intel, Stanford & AppFolio. Consulted for LinkedIn & was a founding member of the Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces.

ID 297174

Jana Styblova

Head of Product @matter-io Former NASA funded physicist turned Product Designer and Creative Director. I build UX/UI for industries that have never had UX/UI.

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Michael Nobiletti

Founder at  @rollinglobe • Director at Millennials in Travel • Worked at @yahoo

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Candace Williams

Content Strategist @blogtalkradio (formerly @vaynermedia and @general-assembly). Founder @feasted Alum of @stanford-university & @claremont-mckenna-college-1.

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Jon Carr-Harris

Strong expertise on Mobile Products. Development & Design. Partner @ SwishLabs. Previously CEO @venio; PM @Theknetwork. Studied @mcgill-university

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Patrick N. Lewis

Designer & Entrepreneur I Founder @butterscotch-labs

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Vaibhav Bhawsar

Co-founder, Chief Designer & Technologist @timescape Previously: User experience designer at @yahoo and Y! Brickhouse. From @tisch-school-of-the-arts, NYU and Srishti in Bangalore.

ID 138087

Sha Hwang

i want to spend the rest of my life everywhere, with everyone, one to one, always, forever, now

ID 259712

Christopher Paretti

Product Designer & Director • Former Head of Design @gree, Lead designer @nokia , @yahoo • Game designer @area/code, @freeverse • NYU ITP alum • CCA professor

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Sahadeva Hammari

Founder @collabfinder • One exit • Award winning designer who's worked for startups like @squidoo, @betaworks and more • Studied at @ucla

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Laura Groetzinger

Designer at @chloe-isabel. Worked at @yipit and @seatgeek

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Alan Dickinson

Senior product designer at Karma. Co-founder of app development company doubleswitch and mobile user interface expert. Previously at frog.

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Jon Jia

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Edward Aten


Merchbar Founder & CEO. Designer. Prev: Founder & CEO of (acq 2012). Special projects @ Red Bull, Pono,

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Kathleen Urvalek

Product designer @xero, UI/UX design for Web, iOS, Android, and Windows 8

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Josh Weihnacht


UX Director at @secondmarket. Ex-Yahoo. Former Frontend Developer. @carnegie-mellon-university MHCI. Dataviz nerd. Product-y. Focused on webapps for complex workflows.

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Ryan Rogalski

Product Designer and Front-End Developer who likes making websites that are easy to use and easy on the eyes.

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Michelle Zassenhaus

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Jason Fields

Currently Dir of Design of Prev Head of UX&D for @bbc iPlayer, Head of UXD & Product for Huffington Post. Specialize in 'Three Screen' emerging media

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Maja Cule

designing usability. Information Architecture and Experience Design guru design award ArtDirectorsClub & Wallapper [email protected] #reallygood #onscreen

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Ryan Scherf

Product Designer @quirky working on iOS and E-commerce. Co-founder of Paid, an iPhone app to manage your Stripe account. Built Formerly @groupon

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Will Dennis

Ex-standup comedian. Built @Liquid/Spinlister to 1.5k owners in 100+ countries. @university-of-southern-california Business. Designer. I'll say hello to my mother for you.

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Jake Frey

Founder, CEO @busy, Previously Creative Director at @fancy

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Clinton Halpin

Associate UI Designer @salesforce marketing cloud - Formerly @panelfly, @pratt-institute-1 - Graphic Design. Focused on UI / UX and Front-End Architecture

ID 85962

Glenda Bautista Baker

Product Mngmt & Dvlpmnt for @digital-media, @advertising, & @analytics. Ad tech & marketing tech veteran, 2 coasts. Early @doubleclick @google-doubleclick.

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Jeremy Gayed

Founder @designbymagik • Worked at @sefaira • Studied at @carnegie-mellon-university, @new-jersey-institute-of-technology

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Crystal C. Yan

BD + Marketing at FiscalNote. Previously at ACCION, StackMob (acquired by PayPal), Standard Chartered Bank, and Infosys.

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Ben Gold

I nudge pixels at 3200% in NYC.

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Keith Harper

Narcoleptic entrepreneur with a passion for design. Cofounded @trubalance @well-crafted @the-mill-1. Worked at @handshake / @inkd / @imagekind.

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Will Nathan

Founder @homepolish • coded @buzzfeed • closed $1BN Tech M&A for @union Square Advisors • B.S. Mathematical Economics

ID 36428

Peter Sullivan

Founded Tripl (Venture Backed), Built Course with GA & Facebook, UI/UX Designer, Hustler, Creative Technologist

ID 170613

Sky Mayhew

Web Technologist in NYC, @locality-1 Lead Dev

ID 133073

Joel Birch

Lead Restaurant Network Trainer @grubhub-inc-1 @seamlessweb CoFounder of @citymixin. 1st tech startup in highschool. BS Organizational Leadership Penn State.

ID 320119

Mohit SantRam

UX/Product Designer w/a goofy golden retriever. Interested in tech, music, traveling, scrabble, random acts of kindness, & food. ITP/NYU & TechStars NYC Alum.

ID 255531

Joseph Santoro

DC/LA Superconnector @forbes @MoxieStrategy @StartupGrindDC @ADmapco Creative Strategist, Media2.0Sensei, Political Wonketeer, Entrepreneurial Techie, Neuro PhD

ID 383871

Celia Donnelly

I design experiences that, in addition to being visually pleasing, are rational, conscious and tactile.

ID 263935

Nicole Nussbaum

Northeastern University Graphic Design/Interactive Media. Currently UX at PayPal. Currently freelancing for a mobile app, a digital publication app, and a few websites.

ID 96527

Will Potter

Engineering Intern at @twitter. @middlebury-college Student. Co-founder @strabo.

ID 74537

David Park

UX Designer @gilt-groupe

ID 119061

Kele Dobrinski

Co-Founder/CCO: PICT, @kharmanyc. Advertising Creative Director (7 yrs., Ray-Ban, Adidas, Nike). I make people want stuff.

ID 73240


TEDx Speaker. CEO of @slidebean. Designer. Startup Chile and DreamIt Ventures Alumnus. 40-under-40 Costa Rican innovator.

ID 58200

George Otsubo

Co-Founder and Product Designer @kanvas

ID 89281

Kacy James

ID 84314

Jessica Levaton

Web, Mobile, UI / UX Design @ ( AAU Alumni )

ID 125661

Meng He

Formerly co-founded @swig-5; product design lead for @mitro-lectorius-inc and @socialflow; consulted on @hashtack, @paay, @cheekd, @consumr.

ID 52662

Eric Fisher

Social Design Strategist. Formerly @facebook , @google , @apple. BSE in Computer Graphics + Psychology from @university-of-pennsylvania. Now Founder @voxle

ID 40407

Millie Sensat

UI/UX Designer & Creative Director. Currently on the Product Team of @okcupid ; Previously CCO and Product Lead for @clothia . As Creative Director, I've lead the design and build of @fashion and @beauty sites for brands like Estee Lauder, P&G Beauty an

ID 47932

Thomas Tracey

Product Guy, Technology and Design Enthusiast, Aspiring Astronaut

ID 266319

Henni Dubois

Valedictorian of Parsons School of Design, 2009. Currently working at a startup as lead designer since 2010.

ID 558643

Carli Geller

Boston University Senior with Experience in Digital Media, Ecommerce, and Marketing Research

ID 78210

Andrew Sass

UI/UX Designer, Front-End Developer, Creative Director.

ID 91640

Kai Zau

Independent design / technical consultant. Previously @groupon, @gympact, @tapforge, @oneforty. Globe-trotter, author, proud college stop-out.

ID 61505

Lauren M Wolff

Creative Director and Studio Director at The Mobile Majority, Co-founder spotsi, MFA Design as Entrepreneur SVA, worked in adverting, tech, social, mobile.

ID 50177

Michael Heinrich

Serial entrepreneur. Strong biz background (@bain-company , @bridgewater-associates, @microsoft) & education (@stanford-university, Harvard, @university-of-california-berkeley)

ID 176388

Kendra Clarke

Founder @nlytics. Data/Information/+ UX Nerd. Alum of @reachlocal-nasdaq-rloc + @bizzy. Early College Graduate from @MaryBaldwinCollege. Political Science PhD Dropout.

ID 51381

Conway Anderson

Design & product with a dash of marketing. Made @ketup. Helped make @pandora & @goodguide. Studied @university-of-california-berkeley. Currently consulting & experimenting.

ID 144468

Wynne Leung

Principal UI Designer @aol previously at @amazon @the-walt-disney-company • Loves fashion, design and modern art • Studied at @university-of-toronto

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Dustin Curtis



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Cara Bucciferro

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at @new-hive. Design, information architecture, UI, UX, graphics. Founder of Culture Designs, worked at @microsoft , Coach, CorchiaWolinerRhoda, TransWorld.

ID 333422

Chris Korhonen

Creative Technologist

ID 120270

Pamela Castillo

Co-Founder,; Co-Founder Market Publique; Director of Product, Fashism MFA Design & Technology at Parsons

ID 289698

Vince Law

Product Manager with variety of experiences building products from scratching, optimizing existing products, leading cross-functional teams, and managing PMs.

ID 432671

Elaine Lee

Product Designer / Art Director

ID 147966

Khalid Meniri

Award winning, User Experience Director and creative technologist with a goal to construct a conceptual design that is intuitive for excellence.

ID 420889

James Robinson

Designer, entrepreneur, & student studying at @ConnCollege | Currently Platform User Experience Intern @quirky | Previously @getUni, @bitly, and @chartbeat

ID 242331

Amy Chenault

Collaborative UX leader

ID 288892

Keith Bormuth

Product Design @pinterest. Previously @good.

ID 351816

Lucas Carlisle

Sr. Designer at The Huffington Post. UnionDocs Alumni. Documentary Artist. 6+ years creating UI/UX for web, mobile, advertising and social.

ID 709761

Peter Sharp

ID 161131

Julie Blitzer

UX consultant for startups. Instructor for @general-assembly, Coach @startupweekend. Worked at @appnexus, @joor @advomatic . BA @claremont-mckenna-college, Master IxD @domus-academy

ID 304663

Kareem Shaya

Developer, fan of complex adaptive systems.

ID 317441

Renee Solorzano

Digital Product Designer at General Assembly. Strong background in UX/UI and branding. RISD grad, BA in Graphic Design.

ID 176395

Clay Fox

Founder nLytics • Worked at @the-jar-group, @bizzy, @reachlocal-nasdaq-rloc • Studied at @university-of-north-texas

ID 460433

Jeff Baxter

Co-Founder at @cord Previously Creative Lead at @google

ID 509466

Ellen Johnston

Founder + CEO of @makr. Background in design, UI/UX. Graduate of @carnegie-mellon-university.

ID 325153

Zach Sherman

Designer & Programmer • Founder @bitcast-io • Worked at @shelby-tv • Studied at @vanderbilt-university

ID 536857

Michael Mase

Founder Rewind Radio • Worked at @intent-media • Studied at @quinnipiac-university

ID 651502

Chino Wong

Creative director and manager of design teams (UX, UI, motion, interaction, product, and marketing). Worked for Animoto, Food Network, CBS, and Obama (2008).

ID 510746

Yoon Ji Kim

UX Designer, Dartmouth grad

ID 252099

Elena Haliczer

VP Product at Vocativ. Past Director of Product, The Huffington Post; Founder, Adaptive Semantics; StartupBus 2012. Media, Data, Community, Automation.

ID 63133

Joshua Gross

Founder & Principal @planetary

ID 399258

Jason Morrow

Designer @ betaworks, xoogler, xyahoo, residing in Brooklyn.

ID 281318

Catharina Torok

Junior Ruby on Rails developer, graduate of General Assembly's WDI (Web Development Immersive) course. Brazilian. Techie. Learn-hungry.

ID 271838

Christine Yom

Design Strategist at Healthagen. Former Director-UX Design for MTV/VH1 Digital Product, and design lead at Fortune 500s. Consulted for food52,, Fotolog.

ID 325933

Aminah Rene

A sunny day is a good day

ID 115974

Jefferson Rabb

Creative Director/CTO of @atavist. First startup, following 10+ years of freelance.

ID 266327

Jen Wang

UX & Visual Designer, Graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Information, Generalist, Fast Learner.

ID 78219

Oz Lubling

Product Strategy, Design & User Experience

ID 470610

Keith Rodman

Product Designer @dash-1 with a passion for designing simple and clear interfaces for almost every device which offers a display.

ID 68112

Michael McDaniel

Founder & CEO @reaction. Former Principal Designer @frog-design for clients like HP, Comcast, Honeywell, & Disney. Business strategist & frequent TED speaker.

ID 214100

Benjamin Gadbaw


HF @ IDEO | interaction design | product research | techstars mentor | 2012 SVA MFA IxD | INTP

ID 563819

Brian McConnell

Product owner by way of designer by way of engineer. I make products for millions of people.

ID 285011

Andrew Erlick

Invention Ambassador @quirky. Past: founder of LaserJockey Inc.

ID 58192

Luke Dupont

Co-founder & Designer at @marquee. Previously built Exoutlet & Policus. NY @techstars

ID 802821

Dan Becker

Experience Design Lead @airbnb. Co-author of @thebeerbook and an alright dude.

ID 314120

Erin Hazeltine

Head Visual and Interactive Designer at @slice-1, Contract designer at fka Samplista @embly • Studied at @rochester-institute-of-technology

ID 41357

Geoff Grandberg

CEO @ministore, Llaunched nat'l magazine at 20, diverse engineer, backed by NY Angels ran edu and gaming start ups with exits. Fluent in startup.

ID 104398

Kiyan Barelli


Partner @swiss-commerce, Investor @retailmls / @clickandsend / @ask-a-nerd, @heavenlysinful

ID 33833

Christin Roman

UX Designer and Product Manager. ITP graduate. 8+ years of experience doing UX Design for non-profits, big brands, and startups.

ID 147287

Esther Park

Founder at @tastemaker • Worked at @gilt Groupe • Studied at University of California, @university-of-california-berkeley

ID 71003

Tish Shute

Tish Shute, Product Design, Founding Team, @syntertainment and co-founder of Augmented World Expo. Tish is an entrepreneur, designer, synthesist and world changer, currently working with Will Wright and Syntertainment on the next big thing!

ID 462389

Katie Dadarria

Visual User Interface Designer. Former startup employee. Advertising and marketing professional with UX background. @boston-college grad. Short.

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