9 Members
Creative Direction
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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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Tova Raykin
Mentor & Mentee
Biography:

Originally from Sydney, Australia, I’ve called New York City home for just over 10 years. I’ve worked on a large range of projects in various environments – from traditional marketing agencies to in-house creative departments.

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James Young
Mentor & Mentee
Biography:

Director of User Experience at @SSCTechnologies - Experience and interests: Digital Product Design, UX/CX/UI Systems, FinTech, Business Strategy, Sketch app and other tools

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Justin Houghton
Mentor & Mentee
Biography:

Lead Product Designer at a Mobile Tech Startup in Los Angeles.

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dan vineyard
Mentor & Mentee
Biography:

I'm a Senior UX Designer at an ed-tech startup in Lehi, Utah.

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Paul Lumsdaine
Mentor
Biography:

Creating synergy between business outcomes, human behavior and technical implementation fuels my passion as a product strategist, experience designer and educator.

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Julian James
Mentor & Mentee
Biography:

I'm Jules; a multidisciplinary designer, entrepreneur, founder, editor, producer, musician, promoter, mentor, lecturer and consultant. In my spare time, I sleep.

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