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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 G, 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 H, UX: Interaction Design

"Responsive with cool ideas!"

- Dan M, Design 101 v1

"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 C, Design 101 v1

"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!"

- François L, Design 101 v1

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

- Christian K, Design 101 v1

Past Students

Elizabeth I.

UX: Interaction Design

San Francisco, California

Laura B.

UX Research & Strategy

Brooklyn, NY

Cheryl G.

UX Research & Strategy

Braintree, MA

Diana H.

UX: Interaction Design

DF, Distrito Federal

Mason A.

Design 101 v1

Brampton, Ontario

Wendy W.

UX Research & Strategy

State College, PENNSYLVANIA

Mohammad D.

UX Research & Strategy

Bandung, West java

Sandi M.

UX Research & Strategy

Oakland, CA

Dan M.

Design 101 v1

Raleigh, NC

Brunson S.

Design 101 v1

New Orleans, la

Bill P.

Design 101 v1

Daniel Island, SC

Jaki G.

Design 101 v1

New York, NY

Eura C.

Design 101 v1

San Francisco, CA

Jeshan G.

Design 101 v1

Mahebourg, Mauritius

Wilton A.

Design 101 v1

Cliffside Park, NJ

Alexi S.

Design 101 v1

New York, NY

Vipin C.

Design 101 v1

New York, NY

Krishna P.

Design 101 v1

 

Christian K.

Design 101 v1