UX designers have always been closely connected to other members of the product team, including Product Managers and Engineers. However, as designers take on more responsibility in the product development cycle, we are having to interface with additional stakeholders and teams, including Customer Service, Security, Legal. How do we work more closely with our product partners, and how do we develop those relationships with those secondary stakeholders?
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Jason Linder | Sr. Design Manager overseeing the futures of Creative Cloud and Document Cloud at Adobe
Jason Linder has been a practitioner of digital design for nearly 20 years, combining interactivity, video, and motion graphics to create rich user experiences. During his career he has worked for both small agencies and large corporations, often contributing on all levels of a project's production — from strategy to code to visual design and brand. He holds an MFA in Design and an MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts.
Ridwan Khan | Product Experience Designer at Citi
Riddy Khan is a UX Designer based in San Francisco. He is passionate about ethical design, security, tech, Japanese, and creating delightful user experiences. He currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the UC Berkeley Extension, where he teaches UX/UI design and helps to cultivate a responsible design mentality in new designers. He also is a Product Designer at Citi Ventures Studio. He has held roles in design, tech security and operations, and law at LinkedIn, Dropbox, and several Bay Area startups. He also lived in Japan as a student, and an elementary school English teacher.
Riddy holds a B.A. in Asian Studies and a J.D. from the University of Georgia, and he is admitted to the State Bars of Georgia and California. The son of Bangladeshi immigrants, Riddy has a penchant for samosas and social justice. Outside of work, he enjoys travel, reading, nearly everything Japanese, and trying new baking recipes.
Keri Ashton Fullwood | Senior UX/UI Design Lead, Walmart eCommerce
As a Senior UX/UI Design Lead, Keri leads design for the Partner Experience team at Walmart eCommerce, ensuring design consistency and maintaining Seller Center's design system.
Keri has been designing interfaces since 2004 and most recently worked as a UX consultant in an AR/VR and innovation lab where she was awarded a Red Dot "Best of the Best" award for her work on a wheelchair racing game for the New York Marathon in 2019.
During her time as a consultant, Keri has had the pleasure of designing concepts and products for multiple Fortune 500 companies including Cisco, AIG, Nationwide, New York Life Insurance, Best Buy, PepsiCo, Eli Lilly and Assurant.
Keri created and led the UC Mentorship program at Pinewood High School, a program to teach high school students to design and prototype iOS apps.
Keri holds a Marketing & Business degree from the University of Abertay, Scotland.
In her spare time, Keri co-organizes UX Wizards of the South Bay meetups.
Ariel Norling | Senior Product Designer at Webflow
Ariel Norling is a product designer at Front. Previously, she has lead product design at a variety of early- to mid-stage startups, co-founded two companies, and earned her Master’s in Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science from Carnegie Mellon University. She speaks and writes about the importance of using educational psychology, systems thinking, and facilitation to create successful products and healthy teams.
Danielle Morimoto | Senior Experience Designer at Adobe
As a Senior Experience Designer for Creative Cloud at Adobe, Danielle has focused on identifying untapped potential and taking on big, ambiguous questions around what’s next. She’s worked on multiple products and services to come up with innovative solutions and vision strategies. Currently she is leading the vision of future tooling across Creative Cloud surfaces. She’s a regular host on Adobe’s live streams and has presented on stage at Adobe MAX, the leading creativity conference to more than 14,000 designers and creative professionals. She’s an avid hiker, cyclist and ice cream connoisseur.