Speakers

Representing a wealth of knowledge from across the field of experience design.

More keynotes, speakers, and workshops to be announced soon!

Keynote

Quinnton Harris

Creative leader, designer, photographer and entrepreneur

@quinntonharris

Quinnton Harris is a creative leader, designer, photographer and entrepreneur living in the San Francisco Bay. He recently left his position as the inaugural Creative Director at Blavity, Inc, a venture-backed media company that drives innovation through storytelling and large-scale events. Prior to this role, he served as Creative Lead at Walker & Company Brands (acquired by Proctor & Gamble in 2018) where he crafted premium beauty and grooming experiences for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Quinnton believes in the power of storytelling and its power to inspire, empower and heal. He proudly adopted the moniker of “griot”, and strives to craft transformative narratives using creativity and technology. His work to date focused on impacting the visualization and socialization of Black culture at scale, and he is passionate about creating frameworks that empower communities to be the masters of our own imagery, voice and economic growth.

Luisa Schumacher Resto

Leader in Social Impact Design

@spacehostess

Luisa Schumacher Resto is a leader in social impact design and creating value using human centered design methods and strategies. Luisa fosters a collaborative atmosphere to solve and prototype in complex social and corporate environments.

With over 20 years of experience as an executive, she is a leader in design thinking, change management, innovation, and leadership. Luisa’s approach to facilitation led her to spearhead strategic innovation initiatives at a number of prestigious institutes and companies, including United Way, Ford Motor Company, and the city of Detroit. Currently, she is creating a manual on how we can all design museums of the future.

Presenters

Bella Olszewski

Designer at Atomic Object

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Ariane Cherry

Ariane Cherry

Jeff Stevenson & Nick Hawes

UX Product Designer & Team Leader at Paycor

Alex Tran

Designer at Pivotal

@alexstran

Gary Keeler

Enterprise Designer

@garykeeler

Jenka Gurfinkel

UX Lead at Athena Health

@babiejenks

Katei Swindler

Experience Strategy for Allstate

@KatieSwindlerUX

Stacey Seronick

Experience Design and Research Lead at Catalia Health

@esteeayceeeewhy

Anjali Ahuja

Senior UX Engineer at Salesforce

@anjalidahuja

Roxana Galusca & Kristen Shirkey

Roxana is a Senior User Researcher at Llamasoft. Kristen is a UX Designer at Grainger.

@kristenshirkey

Jenny Lanier

UX Designer at IBM Cloud

@jennylanier

Anna Abovyan

UX Designer at M*Modal

@yaloona

John Vanderveen

UX Designer at Covermymeds

@stuffjacklikes

Joe Johnston

Creative Director of the Atlanta Studio at Y Media Labs

@merhl

Carmen Bocanegra

Senior UX Designer at Truss

@carmenboca

Eva PenzeyMoog

Principle Designer at 8th Light

@epenzeymoog

Joe Elmendorf & Kaarin Hoff

Information Architects at TUG

@KaarinH

Katie Briggs

Product Designer at NPR

@sisternebraska

Jeff Sussna

Founder and CEO of Sussna Associates

@jeffsussna

Charles Hannon

Professor of Computing and Information Studies

@hannon_charles

Wendy Nyx

Founder of Primitive Spark

@wendy_nyx

Lauren Liss

Coordinator of Interaction Design

@laurenteresa

Elizabeth Benker

UX Director at ZS

@empressgui

Sharlene King

UX Designer at Morningstar

@GhostfactKillah

Scott Sullivan

Director of User Experience at LPK

scottsullivan.io