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Max Joles
Mentor
Biography:

Co-Founder of digital agency, MadeByAdventure. Former Director of Product at WishlistRewards.

I'm here to help designers and creatives turn their passion into a business. My specialty is designing systems to manage creative work--from lead gen to invoicing.

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Ricardo Martins
Mentor
Biography:

I worked with interfaces for 29 years. Interests in: Affordances, mental models, cognitive processes, visual perception, statistical modelling. I'm a professor at UFPR. Projects: Nike USA, Trox Germany, Zenith, Studio Z, Swiss Dufry, HSBC Bank, Apothecary, Parati Foods.

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Sophie Pilley
Mentor
Biography:

Hey! I'm Sophie. A full time Graphic Designer with experience in UI design for a high growth start-up as well as marketing experience. I'm keen to help anyone out with any advice or design critique!

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Andy Flaster
Mentor
Biography:

I grew up in the US. I studied film production and worked in Hollywierd for 9 years then switched to graphic design. Currently living in London via 12 years in Prague.

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Daniele Buzzurro
Mentor
Biography:

Founder @DreamyourMind in Rome, Vancouver and Dubai. Mentor @Gourmicious. PR and CrossMedia, International Mkt and Lobby. Movie Critic. Internet Judge for WorldWide Awards. Writer and Chef.

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Jane Ugrinovskiy
Mentor
Biography:

I'm a product designer with a background in art direction and creative direction. I've worked with large fortune 100's to redesign websites and digital products, as well as startups. I'm currently a product designer at a startup working in the enterprise software space.

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Rafael González
Mentor
Biography:

With over 10 years of experience and more than 300 projects in digital product design, I work with passion and creativity to deliver jobs with maximum quality for clients throughout the world.
Since 2014 I work as creative director at Avanz located in the sonny city of Fortaleza, Brazil.

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Alexander Berdin-Lazursky
Mentor
Biography:

I am an art-director, specialising in Branding, Graphic/Web Design, Illustration and Photography. I have a worldwide client roster and my work is often featured in design related publications.

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Daria Kuzmina
Mentor
Biography:

I'm a self-taught UX/UI designer, I work in a startup environment for 3 years. I'm good at conceptualizing new product, evolving existing one and conducting User Researches. Also: I create design systems, have experience with a/b testing and multiple persuasion practices.

Some of those FAQ things to take a read through...

It’s soooo simple! Just click here to Register, pop in a few details and away you go.

Please make sure to fill out your Profile* as best you can. MentorOla works better when Mentors and Mentees know more about the person they’ll (hopefully) be building a relationship with.

*Profiles with just a Name and Email just ain’t that helpful for anyone, and probably won’t appear on the site.

Firstly. Before we begin. A massive “Thank You” for offering your Free services as a Mentor. You are a ‘rare breed’ that likes to give something back to the community. You rock, with sprinkles on!

Ok. As a Mentor you’re expected to be as helpful as you can be, and help out with Mentee advice when you can. The more time you can give, the better the community can become.

Be polite, and pat yourself on the back for helping out with upcoming talent. We were there once right?

Now, I know we can all be busy, busy bees (or even go on vacation from time to time), but try not to keep Mentees hanging around for too long with responses. If you’re going to be a Mentor, please try and give it your all.

We have some great ‘Mentor’ incentives coming soon!

Be polite. Ask the right questions. Go find the perfect Mentor. Simple really!

Please remember to be patient from time, to time. You will find that these awesome Mentor folks have those pesky ‘day job’ things, so will not always be able to reply in record time, but you knew that already?

This is an amazing platform to (easier than ever) connect and gain some real help and advice from qualified Mentors so please treat it well.

The best of luck!

To make MentorOla the ‘best of its kind’ community, we do ask that you complete your Profile. This includes Profile Photo, Cover Photo, Biography, Skills etc…

As a possible Mentor or Mentee visiting the site, you wouldn’t want to be looking at unfinished profiles right?

Your Profile will not appear on the site until you have filled out all your Profile Details.

The users you may come across with the ‘Mentor & Mentee’ badges were early adopters of MentorOla, and so as a ‘Thank You’ to them they were awarded the role of both Mentor & Mentee.

Going forward, and to keep things a little more organised (Hey. I’m just one guy running MentorOla), you can either decide to be a Mentor or Mentee, not both. To take on both roles you would need to Register for each role separately.