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Visual Design

Anirban Basu Mallik

Senior Consultant at Capgemini

At Capgemini, Anirban is specializing in user interface design and information visualization for banking and financial services clients. Previously, as Senior Graphic Visualizer and User Experience Designer at Content and Design Services, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Anirban worked on projects spanning UX strategy, visual design, branding, creative writing, graphic design, user research, information architecture, interaction design, and design documentation. Prior to joining Cognizant, Anirban was Creative Head of Corporate Communications, at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). Anirban holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and is a Human Factors International Certified Usability Analyst (CUA). He is also a member of IxDA and HCI India. MoreMore

Antonia Anni

UX Designer at Gamesys

A budding UX professional, Antonia began her journey as an artist who discovered that she was interested in the behavior of people. She earned a degree in the field of Engineering, then a Masters Degree in Multidisciplinary Design Innovation. At the moment, she is focusing on exploring what lies i the future of user experience, gamification, and value-based applications. MoreMore

Baruch Sachs

Senior Director, User Experience, at Pegasystems

With over 12 years of experience leading and participating in successful efforts to improve user experience across various industries, Baruch has a developed a wide range of skills in the areas of interaction design, user interface development, and product management. For the past 5 years, he has developed and led the global user experience team at Pegasystems and serves as the principal end-user advocate for the Pegasystems Services organization in the delivery of user interface design and user experience to customers and partners. MoreMore

Bill Rattner

Director, Digital Strategy at CapTech

We help small, medium, and large organizations make the necessary transition to digital businesses. The digital economy is at a decision point, presenting unprecedented challenges for management that impact the entire organization. By understanding the impact of technology on the way we manage and operationalize businesses, we help senior executives to transform their customer experiences, processes, and operations. MoreMore

Calvin Chun-yu Chan

Independent User Experience Design Consultant

Calvin focuses primarily on user experience and mobile and Web user-interface design, but also enjoys doing illustration and graphic design work. Before becoming a designer, Calvin was a software engineer, building database-driven Web sites. MoreMore

Catalina Naranjo-Bock

UX Researcher at Yahoo!

A UX designer and researcher, Catalina specializes in the development of ideal experiences for children and young audiences for both tangible products and interactive applications. She has collaborated on children’s media and toy design with creative departments in numerous firms, in the US, Europe, and South America. In a variety of design-related contexts. Catalina has served as adjunct faculty, guest speaker, invited author, and international juror. Catalina holds a BFA in Industrial and Digital Design and an MFA in User Experience Design and Research from The Ohio State University. MoreMore

Chloe Lloyd

Online Marketing and Blog Editor at twago

Chloe works for twago—a global online platform that helps professional designers, developers, and translators find work. At twago, she has written about freelancing in many different aspects of design, especially in relation to the fields of Web design and graphic design. Chloe writes for and edits the twago blog. MoreMore

Chris Anthony

UX Manager and Creative Director at Citrix Software

Since joining Citrix, Chris has pioneered a Creative UX department, as lead Creative, and helped transform the multitude of products from a half billion to a multi-billion dollar annual revenue. He works with more than 75 development teams, educating them in best practices and building standards. To help speed global visual recognition of very technical concepts, Chris created an iconic language. He is currently writing a book about iconic languages to share with the UX community. The breadth of his experience includes design agencies, magazine and document design, technical illustrations for the Navy Nuclear DOD, CMS and dynamic Web systems, print press, and software architecture. Some of Chris’s most visible projects include NBA.com, Xerox.com, GMC and Pontiac.com, LLbean.com, Bausch&Lomb.com, and the first Amazon.com site, while at Digitas, in Boston/NYC. Chris has won more than 40 industry design awards, including multiple Gold and Silver Webbys. MoreMore

Giovanni Bellocchio

Freelance Graphic Artist, Photographer, and Web Designer

Giovanni has 10 years of experience, working as a freelance graphic artist, photographer, and Web designer in Milano, Italy. MoreMore

Giovanni Calabro

VP of Design at Siteworx LLC

Giovanni leads teams that are responsible for blending business, design, customer experience, and content to achieve award-winning strategies and experiences. With over 15 years of experience leading interactive research and design efforts for a wide range of businesses, Giovanni consistently pushes the boundaries of customer strategy and design for clients as diverse as Bain & Company, MTV Networks, Symantec, NPR, and JPMorgan Chase. Prior to Siteworx, Giovanni coordinated design strategy for major stories at the Washington Post, including coverage of the Iraq War, the 2004 Elections, and the D.C. Sniper case. MoreMore

Jack Moffett

Senior Interaction Designer at Inmedius

With a BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University (WVU) and a Masters in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon, Jack has been designing Web, desktop, and mobile applications for over a decade. He has worked in both research and industry environments and has been teaching design part time for more than eight years at WVU. At Inmedius, a Boeing Company, Jack’s responsibilities as a Senior Interaction Designer cover the gamut from initial user research and product conceptualization through to implementation and testing. His skill set includes visual design, information design, and front-end implementation. He has designed software tools for Lockheed Martin, Shell, DaimlerChrysler, Eaton, and many organizations within the US military, including Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Naval Reactors, and NCIS. Jack has spoken at conferences and led workshops, teaching designers how to integrate with their development teams and participate in implementation, and he co-founded IxDA Pittsburgh. Jack is the author of Bridging UX and Web Development: Better Results through Team Integration. MoreMore

Jacqueline Kyo Thomas

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Artist

An award-winning writer and brand authority, Jacqueline writes high-quality, fresh, well-researched content that is completely original and compels, inspires, and sells. Her articles spark conversations. She has written articles on Web design, social media, and the latest technology trends for both print and digital media. For clients, Jacqueline also proofreads, edits, and does rewrites. She loves words! Jacqueline won her first award for writing at age 9. Since then, her collected works have reached over 2 million unique readers.

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Jeanna Heeraman

Digital Marketing Executive for Vouchercloud

Jeanna is responsible for digital marketing and content development for large accounts. Her effective communication skills have enabled her to generate ideas for brand management and Web development. Jeanna has over seven years of recruitment experience and over three years in digital marketing and consulting. She graduated with a BA in Tourism and Planning from the University of Westminster. MoreMore

Jonathan Follett

Founding Partner and Creative Director at Hot Knife Design and Principal at Involution Studios

At Hot Knife, Jon designs Web sites and applications for a variety of private- and public-sector clients, approaching each project with a strong focus on the use of language and clear communication of the client’s message. He has a passion for typography, its history, and its proper use in design. While Jon’s first design job was for Saul Bellow’s literary magazine, “News from the Republic of Letters,” he has also worked for various Web and multimedia firms in Boston. He was, most recently, lead designer for the Massachusetts Pension Plans Regulatory Agency. Jon co-authored two humorous non-fiction books, “Gray Highway: An American UFO Journey” and “Suburbageddon.” In another life, he plays jazz piano. Jon is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), and the Usability Professionals Association (UPA), Boston Chapter. MoreMore

Kent Eisenhuth

UX Art Director at Infragistics

Kent has been working in the field of UX design for nearly ten years. During that time, he has led project teams in adopting user-centered design methods to solve complex business and consumer design problems. Kent specializes in user interface design, interaction design, and data visualization. His work has appeared in many publications, including Fast Company. He also has a ties to the academic community in Philadelphia. He currently teaches an interaction design class at the University of Pennsylvania. Kent has presented at international conferences such as IxDA’s Interaction and is a frequent guest lecturer at the universities in the greater Philadelphia area. MoreMore

Luke Wroblewski

Chief Design Officer and Cofounder of Bagcheck, Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital, and Speaker and Author at LukeW Idea

An internationally recognized digital product design leader who has designed or contributed to software more than 700 million people use worldwide, Luke is currently Chief Design Officer for the newly launched startup Bagcheck. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital and speaker and author at LukeW Ideation & Design. Before embarking on his entrepreneurial career, he was Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo!, where he was responsible for product alignment and forward-looking, integrated customer experiences on the Web, mobile, and TV. Formerly Lead User Interface Designer on the platform team at eBay, Luke led the strategic design of new consumer products and internal tools and processes. He got his start at the University of Illinois, where he taught graduate interface design courses and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, birthplace of NCSA Mosaic. Luke is the author of two popular design books: Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks and Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability, as well many articles about digital product strategy and design. He is a top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world and a cofounder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). MoreMore

Michael Griffith

Creative Director at Bottle Rocket

At Bottle Rocket, Michael builds digital brand experiences for mobile devices, balancing user-centered and marketing-centered design approaches. He’s been designing digital media for 21 years, and his strong understanding of information architecture, usability, accessibility, and compliance sets him apart from most creative directors. His mantra is simple: Work with cool people and build cool stuff. Michael’s broad experience includes designing mobile apps, iPad apps, Web sites, microsites, social media, digital media, email, computer-based training, marketing CDs, kiosks, and trade show media. His diverse industry experience spans consumer package goods, entertainment, travel and leisure, telecommunications, finance, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, and B2B. Michael has taught the design and development of new media at the college level and speaks at professional organizations and conferences. MoreMore

Niranjan Jahagirdar

Technical Editor at VMware

At VMware, Niranjan ensures the content that writers from various geographies create conforms to VMware standards. In addition to mentoring writers, he works with them to provide feedback on user interfaces to various product development teams. Niranjan also runs a network for graphic designers and Web designers called Papertree Studios. MoreMore

Pabini Gabriel-Petit

Founder and Principal Consultant at Strategic UX and Founder, Publisher, and Editor in Chief at UXmatters

With more than 20 years working in User Experience at companies such as Google, Cisco, WebEx, Apple, and many startups, Pabini now provides UX strategy and design consulting services through her Silicon Valley company, Strategic UX. Her past UX leadership roles include Senior Director of UX and Design at Apttus, Principal UX Architect at BMC Software, VP of User Experience at scanR, and Manager of User Experience at WebEx. Pabini has led UX strategy, design, and user research for Web, mobile, and desktop applications for consumers, small businesses, and enterprises, in diverse product domains. Working collaboratively with business executives, multidisciplinary product teams, and UX teams, she has envisioned and realized holistic UX design solutions for innovative, award-winning products that delighted users, achieved success in the marketplace, and delivered business value. As a UX leader, she has facilitated conceptual modeling and ideation sessions; written user stories; prioritized product and usability requirements; established corporate design frameworks, standards, and guidelines; and integrated lean UX activities into agile development processes. Pabini is a strategic thinker, and the diversity of her experience enables her to synthesize innovative solutions for challenging strategy and design problems. She is passionate about creating great user experiences that meet users’ needs and get business results. A thought leader in the UX community, Pabini was a Founding Director of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). MoreMore

Rich Blackwell

Art Director at Metia

With 16 years of experience in marketing and advertising, Rich combines his extensive design skills with his ability to understand client objectives and develop effective strategies to meet their goals. He specializes in brand development, print and Web advertising campaigns, marketing collateral, and Web site design. Rich has delivered compelling designs for clients such as Microsoft, Expedia, LG Electronics, and Casio. MoreMore

Serban Enache

CEO and Co-owner of Dreamstime.com

With over 15 years of experience in design and new media, Serban has proven to be a skilled executive, successfully blending creative and executive abilities. He co-founded Archiweb in 1998, an award-winning leader among Web design companies in southeastern Europe, and envisioned his later stock agency in early 2000. As the Creative Director of Archiweb, he helped a multitude of companies to establish or improve their online presence—among them Xerox, Unilever, and Despec. Serban handles business development strategy for Dreamstime,and is deeply involved in the everyday operations of its Web site community. He is a skilled visionary who believes in disrupting business norms to explore new options. He lives in Bucharest, Romania, with his wife and two daughters. MoreMore