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Mentor

Youmna Aoukar

Based in New York, NY

I am an interaction designer from New York City. I design physical and digital experiences for start-ups, NGOs and advertising agencies. I hold an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons. During my spare time I like to hack bike lights and transform them into fashionable wearable accesories

UX Designer at

DDB

Recent Work

What students say

"Excellent mentor! Youmna was outstanding with her feedback on projects and UX career advice. She was a phenomenal resource throughout the program and is very knowledgable in her field. "

- Cheryl Gillis, UX Research & Strategy

"She was awesome, helped me a lot with insights and suggestions to improve my work and made me think of different solutions to the exercises."

- Diana Hernandez, UX: Interaction Design

"Responsive with cool ideas!"

- Dan Moore, Design 101

"Absolutely fantastic! I couldn't have asked for a better design mentor :-) Youmna gave me very helpful feedback as soon as I submitted my assignments, and led highly informative (yet fun) weekly Skype sessions. She gave me lots of resources, tips, and suggestions that helped me "see" things better. Youmna was a big part of the reason I had such a terrific first experience with Designlab!"

- Eura Cho, Design 101

"Youmna is very knowledgeable and above all, extremely passionate about design. It just shows. She also likes to teach, even to beginners such as myself. Her comments were straight to the point, she was not afraid to point out flaws in my work. I feel she is honest. This is precisely what I was looking for when I signed up for the course. Thank you Youmna!"

- Fran├žois Leclerc, Design 101

"Youmna was a really great mentor. Loved to work together with her."

- Christian Krammer, Design 101

Past Students

Elizabeth Ibarra

San Francisco, California

Laura Beale

Brooklyn, NY

Cheryl Gillis

Braintree, MA

Diana Hernandez

DF, Distrito Federal

Mason Ampofo

Brampton, Ontario

Wendy Wen

State College, PENNSYLVANIA

Mohammad Dimas

Bandung, West java

Sandi Macpherson

Oakland, CA

Dan Moore

Raleigh, NC

Brunson Sayes

New Orleans, la

Bill Park

Daniel Island, SC

Jaki Goldner

New York, NY

Fran├žois Leclerc

Montreal, Quebec

Eura Cho

San Francisco, CA

Jeshan Giovanni BABOOA

Mahebourg, Mauritius

Wilton Arellano

Cliffside Park, NJ

Alexi Surtees

New York, NY

Vipin Chamakkala

New York, NY