Role Models: Odes Roberts, Design Director at Almost Studio

Today’s role model is Odes Roberts. Odes is a designer director and UX Designer at Almost Studios. Previously, he’s worked for companies like Verizon, Shutterstock, and Northwestern Mutual. When he’s not working, he’s trying to catch up on all of the old video games he never finished. (Looking at you, Red Dead Redemption 2.) You … Continue reading Role Models: Odes Roberts, Design Director at Almost Studio

Role Models: Jessica Strelioff, Creative Director at Upperquad

Today’s Role Model is Jessica Strelioff. Jessica is a Creative Director at Upperquad in San Francisco where she works on brand and interactive experiences for companies like Google, Instagram, Patagonia, Facebook, and The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Originally from sunny Los Angeles, Jessica moved up to a slightly more foggy San Francisco five … Continue reading Role Models: Jessica Strelioff, Creative Director at Upperquad

Role Models: Rebecca Poulson, Technical Program Manager, Emerging Platforms at Northwestern University

Today’s Role Model is Rebecca Poulson. Rebecca studied art history and creative writing in college and then spent her early career writing and directing plays. She found herself being drawn towards technology enabled experiences and interactives and then started coding more seriously, working as an engineer at Kickstarter for a couple years. In her current … Continue reading Role Models: Rebecca Poulson, Technical Program Manager, Emerging Platforms at Northwestern University

Role Models: Mike Hamilton, Senior Customer Support Manager at FiscalNote

Today’s Role Model is Mike Hamilton. Currently, Mike is a Senior Customer Support Manager at FiscalNote, a DC-based software, data, and media company. Mike always preferred opportunities to work with people, especially when he got to teach or make something better. He initially pursued a career in public education but took a detour to a … Continue reading Role Models: Mike Hamilton, Senior Customer Support Manager at FiscalNote

Role Models: Julia Steele, Sr. Strategist, Brand Events and Relationships at SYPartners

Today’s Role Model is Julia Steele. Julia is unflinchingly passionate about empowering others to tell their stories to the world. She began her career doing brand strategy and experience design at game-changing internet brands Gawker Media and Tumblr. Later on, she launched her own brand—Ratter—which set out to revive local news for the internet. Currently, … Continue reading Role Models: Julia Steele, Sr. Strategist, Brand Events and Relationships at SYPartners

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 … Continue reading Role Models: Morgane Santos, AR Engineer at Mapbox

Role Models: Una Kravets, Direct of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group

Today’s Role Model is Una Kravets. Una is an international public speaker, technical writer, and the Director of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group, where she oversees UI/UX of Bustle, Elite Daily, Romper, and The Zoe Report. Una has written for various online publications such as A List Apart, 24 Ways, Smashing Magazine, and SitePoint, … Continue reading Role Models: Una Kravets, Direct of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group

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: … Continue reading Role Models: Trucy Phan, Senior Product Designer at Yello