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Our Team

We’re a distributed team of creators & doers located across the globe.

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Harish Venkatesan

Founder/CEO

Built product at Venmo & Grubwithus; graduated from UPenn

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Daniel Shapiro

Founder/CTO

Previously full-stack developer at YCharts; graduated from Duke

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Patrick Multani

Design & Mentorship

Studied Concept Design; worked at Less & Better to listen and understand

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Andrew Wilshere

Content & Design

PhD in Philosophy from University of Manchester; previously project manager

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Edgar Salazar

Software Development

Builds products for nonprofits and startups; graduated from MIT & University of Manchester

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Renee Tracy

Operations

Studied Psych at University of Alaska; brings perceptive fine-tuning to startup ops

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Teresa Lamb

Front-End

UX Designer turned Developer; studied at Florida State & New York University

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Gina Medranda

Support

Studied Art and Design at CCNY; obsessed with Customer Happiness

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Annie Devine

Design

UMich & UXA graduate; Designer with a background in marketing & software development

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Austin Basallo

Operations

Philosophy & Lit @NYU; trying to make everyone else's life easier through ops

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Diego Torres-Galvan

Support

Studied at UC Berkeley; previously at Uber & Handy

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Joey Kirk

Curriculum

Product Designer & Design Educator; graduated from Texas Tech

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Mandy Kerr

People Ops

Graduate of the University of Cape Town: geographer turned people ninja

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Vivian Kalea

Mentor Operations

Outdoorsy dog mom, food lover, and live music enthusiast

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Alexa Harrison

Content Writer

Studied English at UMass; word wizard + marketing maven

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Mentors

Over 400 industry professionals from tech’s hottest companies

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Ray Mosley

BBC

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Jedidah Alagbe

PowerToFly

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Kylie

Intuit

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Antonio Pratas

pratas.co

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Justin Baker

Intuit

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Charlene Foote

Remix

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Yuval Keshtcher

Yuval Keshtcher

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Iris Li

Zillow Group

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Tayler O'Dea

Studio Minted

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Sonia Gregory

FreshSparks

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Lucas Marques Otsuka

QuintoAndar

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Pedro Carmo

Envoy

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Students

Our international student community is formed of driven, aspiring designers who work together to achieve their career goals

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Peter Javorkai

UI Designer at Adidas

“I got a job offer from Adidas just before I started my second capstone project on UX Academy!”

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Sammy de Joya

UX Designer at Comrade Agency

“UX Academy was great. It helped give me the kick start that I needed to learn all the basic design concepts.”

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Wendy Pei

Product Designer at Microsoft

“The confidence I came out with really propelled me into the job hunt. I received several offers in just a month.”

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Celeste North

UX Designer at Backbase

“I learned sketching, wireframing, prototyping, UI kits, personas, and user flows. These are all key skills for my work.”

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Marko Vuletic

Freelancer

“What I really liked about the Designlab course were the assignments and the weekly mentor calls.”

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Tracy Lin

UX/UI Designer at TechStyle Fashion Group

“Those who encouraged and affirmed me turned out to be right, because I graduated and I got the job.”

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Jonathan Netek

UX / Visual Designer at Flightaware

“I already had 13 years in the design industry, but I still learned valuable new skills in UXA.”

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