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Q&A Session with Joel Cox
Sr. Product Designer at Magnetic, Creator of Volta
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Hi everyone! I'm Joel Cox.
I'm a digital product design leader with over a decade of professional experience. I have a background in UX and Visual Design (web & mobile, consumer & enterprise). In the past, I have helped deliver award winning applications for global brands such as Marvel and Pixar.
I'm also the creator of the Volta Word Processor. Give it a go @ voltawriter.com.
Hi, hey, hello! - I'm a Bay Area native and a product designer at Atlassian in San Francisco. I design experiences on Bitbucket.org to help developers make cool stuff with code.
Before Atlassian, I consulted for several start-ups doing responsive web and native mobile design, as a part of a program that helped me level up my skills. Prior to that, I was studying human-centered design at UC Berkeley.
Relative to others that have done Q&A sessions, I'm earlier on in my career - so I'm happy to answer any questions about breaking into the industry, design education, the recruiting process, portfolios, etc. Also happy to talk about my current experiences working at a larger tech company like Atlassian...and anything else, really.
Hi everyone! I'm Sebastien Gabriel — I am a UI designer at Google, and I work on the Chrome, Chrome OS and Android products.
Some of the projects I have worked on at Google include redesigning Chrome desktop and Chrome OS System menu amongst among things. You can learn more about both in detail at my personal website. I also like writing about design, and have contributed some of my photography work to Unsplash.
Ask me anything!
Moderator note: We'd like to thank Sebsatien for letting us import his Sketch tutorial to the UI Design List.
Hi! 👋 I'm Chad Engle - for the last 10 years, I've worked with companies of all sizes solving problems with design. During this time my experience has covered product design, user experience, creative direction, web design, design at scale, design strategy, iOS & android management, branding, messaging, targeted marketing, video display & events. I've been leading design at BoomTown for the last six years and have worked on both the Marketing and Product Design teams.
Hi everyone! I'm Joel Califa — I make people happy with delightful and intuitive product design. I build teams, refine strategies, design products, and code things. I've been at it for over 16 years now — since Photoshop 5.5, table-based layouts, Internet Explorer 5.
Currently I'm a Senior Product Designer at Github where I'm crafting better developer workflows for over 20 million engineers. Prior to this, I led Product Design at DigitalOcean, built social outreach tools at Amicus and worked with some clients and friends.
You should check out some of my articles on my design blog.
Hi everyone! I'm Trevor and I've been designing professionally for 4+ years. Here's a little bit about me:
Started off as a print designer: brochures, flyers, posters for charities and small businesses. Moved into spatial design and art direction when I graduated, was then hired as a consultant by LEGO to work with the .com redesign team—this was my first step into web design and the first time I'd encountered the UX process. Soon after that finished, I began working at 100 Shapes. In the last 3 years I have, in a nutshell, created brand identities, style + component guides and interfaces for enterprise and non-profit as well as smaller web products and apps. We're only until recently, diving into the world of VR/AR...MR—the uses in the industries we currently work with. There's a massive use-case for the technology and we're aiming to help enterprise rethink their current workspace by designing some high-level interaction guidelines and potential uses.
Moderator note: We are very excited to have Trevor do this for us - you should ask him about UI design, UX process, Graphi...