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Kara Thorndike

Based in Dundee, Scotland

Experience Researcher and Designer: Systems thinker deeply attuned to the user experience of learning. 18+ years combined experience in instruction, curriculum design, user experience (UX) and research.

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Recent Work

What students say

"Knowledgable, personable and informative. I enjoyed our sessions and always finished feeling comfortable with the material, having all my questions answered and looking forward to our next session. Highly recommended!"

- Chris G, UX Research & Strategy

"I loved having Kara as my mentor. She is very insightful and really brought out the potential in me. She went above and beyond setting me up with the resources I need to become a successful UX/UI Designer."

- Edward B, Design 101

Past Students

Catherine G.

UX Academy

Toronto, ON

Kyoko I.

UX Academy

Brooklyn, NY

Nataliya K.

UX Academy

Boynton Beach, Florida

Yemurai K.

UX Academy

Harare, Harare

Nour N.

UX Academy

NEW YORK, New York

Kim S.

UX Academy

Irvine, CA

Chris G.

UX Research & Strategy


May L.

Design 101


Edward B.

Design 101


Pragathi K.

UX: Interaction Design


Jillian L.

UX: Interaction Design


Claudia W.

UX Research & Strategy


Chris R.

UX: Interaction Design


Eleni C.

UX Research & Strategy