Role Models: Bushra Mahmood, Principle UX Designer at Unity

Today’s Role Model is Bushra Mahmood. Bushra got her start in tech nearly a decade ago working in motion graphics and visual effects. She produced punk shows in Canada and worked on documentaries as a teen, which is where she developed her design and motion skills. She started doing motion graphics for advertising agencies and then gradually moved into product design. Bushra led design at a fintech startup that was acquired by Goldman Sachs and then moved to San Francisco to work for Adobe. At Adobe, Bushra worked on several tools ranging from Dimension, Premiere Rush, After Effects and Project…

Role Models: Morgane Santos, AR Engineer at Mapbox

Today’s Role Model is Morgane Santos. She studied computer science at Berkeley and has worked in tech for about five years as both a web developer and designer. Morgane is currently an augmented reality (AR) engineer at Mapbox, a location data platform. Since she is around computers all day, she likes to hike, read, and otherwise avoid technology in her free time. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? We don’t have official titles at Mapbox, but I’d call myself an AR engineer. I’ve been at Mapbox for just under a year and have been on two…

Role Models: Trucy Phan, Senior Product Designer at Yello

Today’s Role Model is Trucy Phan. Trucy is a self-taught designer and developer with Mechanical and Civil Systems engineering roots. She was born and raised in Iowa to Vietnamese immigrants, lived and worked in the Bay Area in California for 10 years, and just moved to Chicago last year. Some of her favorite things include: grocery shopping when traveling in other countries, handwritten cards, and koalas. Currently, Trucy a Senior Product Designer for Yello, a talent acquisition CRM. Give me a quick summary of your career thus far. Where did you get your start? How do the dots connect to…

Role Models: Sam Provenza, Product Designer

Sam Provenza began her career in graphic design, but today she builds intuitive and beautiful user interfaces for digital products. She’s currently a Product Designer for Tailwind, a SaaS start-up producing Pinterest and Instagram marketing tools. In spite of her busy schedule, she is also the NYC chapter lead of Girl Develop It, a group that organizes coding classes and career workshops for women. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? Product Designer. I’ve been in this role at my current company for a little over a year and a half, but I’ve been…

Role Models: Erin Morrissey, Advanced Digital Designer at Criteo

Erin began her digital design career at a small tech startup before transitioning to Criteo, a global ad-tech firm. Over the past three years, she’s climbed the ranks to her current role of Advanced Digital Designer. Work keeps her busy, but she still finds time to work on personal art projects in her free time.   What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? I am an Advanced Digital Designer at Criteo, a global Ad-Tech company. This August will make three years at Criteo’s New York branch. I started as a Designer and was promoted…