Visa + AIGA SF Mentorship 2020

The Visa + AIGA SF Mentorship Program was a six-month group mentoring partnership, pairing designers with vast experiences to provide encouragement, motivation and guidance.

Mentors

Catherine Lagman

Able Co., Product Designer

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Elsma Ramirez

SoFi, Senior Product Designer

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Calvin Ng

Calvin Ng Design, Creative Director

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Mayene de La Cruz

Neurotrack, Senior Product Designer

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Butler Looney

Ginger, Creative Director

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Stephen Schmidt

Adobe, Event Designer

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Lester Ng

Brand Collective Design, Creative Director & Brand Advisor

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Carmit Makler Haller

Carmit Design Studio, Owner and Principal

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Ashley Rho

Sr. Interaction Designer, Intuit Inc.

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Erik Schmitt

studio1500, Partner and Creative Director

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Valerio Massimi

STAY HERE, Chief Creative Officer, Co-Founder

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Nicole Ulgado

Carrot Inc., Senior Product Designer

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Ida Giannini

Visa, Staff UX Designer, Innovation

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Jay Stakelon

Dropbox, Staff Product Designer

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Nathan Carter

IDEO, Senior Design Lead

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David Cameron

Moving Brands, Creative Director

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Steven Streisguth

ThoughtWorks, Inc., Lead Interaction Designer

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Olga Vinokurova

Cloudinary, Sr. Graphic Designer

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Nico Raddatz

GHD Partners, Associate Partner / San Francisco Office Lead

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Diana Goldberg

Enlisted Design, Senior Visural Designer

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Adriana Berrio

Lyft, Product Designer

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Rod Lemaire

Mission Minded, Partner & Creative Director

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Lindsay Gravette

BOND, Partner & Creative Director

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Diogo Russo

The Climate Corporation,Senior Product Designer

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Michael Armado

Cushman & Wakefield, Senior Graphic

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Mentees

Juan Sichon

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Looking to hang out with designers.

Nancy Andrea Bonilla

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I’m a UX Designer and Researcher who is passionate about understanding user behavior, user needs and discovering the frictions users experience with products.
I’m seeking for a Junior position, where I can dedicate my time to help an organization to better understand the needs of the users and find innovative ways to improve products.

Lolly Benjamin

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Currently employed at Maxim Integrated, Executive Assistant to VP of Marketing. Currently enrolled In classes for Graphic Design. End goal is to work/design in branding and packaging of products.

Delanie Lowe

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Currently employed as the Marketing & Design Specialist at the UC Botanical Garden, seeking career advice and job opportunities.

Denise Kan

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I am looking for junior visual design, brand design, graphic design with an emphasis on marketing communications and illustration full-time work opportunities.

John Hietter

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I seek a junior UX designer position. I have strong interest in the automotive space, productivity, and creative tools.

Maurita Antoinette

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Currently a Design Lead @ The Cusp

Juan Segura

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Currently a Visual Designer at Old Navy

Lisa Fischer

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I was searching for career advice as I began thinking about where I want to be 5 and 10 years from now and also looking to build my design network and make more design friends! Currently a Visual Designer at Google

Di Chang

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I’m currently a Product Designer who loves the iterative learning process of design, now looking for a new job that offers greater challenges.

Leya Abebe

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Currently a UX Designer at MinIO, Inc.

Dan Alvarado

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Currently a Digital Designer, Williams Sonoma – Pottery Barn Kids

Elizabeth Stauffer

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I’m a graphic designer who loves all things print, interested in a new job & portfolio advice.

Kelly Stuckey, Jr. (He/Him)

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I’m currently a Communications Designer for Sutter Health and am open to new opportunities. Design Portfolio

Veronica Lee

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Currently UI/UX designer at Cuyana.

Jesus Chico

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Currently a Graphic Designer at Nuna.

Tracy Tsutsumoto

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I want to break through a place to start on a design career that uses my MFA Design education, my skills and experience as a creator and thinker—including but not limited to—my interests in typography, design applied physical spaces.

Erica Stivison

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Currently UX Designer & Researcher at Visa

Ela Santos

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I’m looking for new connections to talk about all things design and other cool stuff. Currently a Graphic Communications Designer at IDEO. Website: http://elasantos.com/

Leticia Domingo

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I am finishing school while building my portfolio.

Mercedes Thomas

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Currently a Multimedia designer at Making Waves Foundation

Sigrid Hubertz

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New job in Visual Design

Natasha Jimenez

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Currently a Service Designer, City of SF Human Services Agency

Lai-Jing Chu

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I’m a product designer with an interest in edtech. Just departed from an early-stage ed-tech startup, now job searching and investing time in my portfolio. Seeking career advice and portfolio review.

Vickey Lu

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I am a User Experience Designer with background in marketing and architectural design. My multidisciplinary background makes me a big picture thinker and fast learner, giving me the unique ability to exercise empathy as a human-centered designer.

Ivan Lam

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I’d love to join a purpose-driven company, especially in the health, education, and/or environment space, and to connect with designers who need mutual support!

Sara Luebke

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I am a graphic designer looking for a new job (contract or permanent).