With over 15 years of design experience, Amanda Cohen has worked professionally as a Graphic Designer in Toronto and Ottawa. She is currently a Senior Graphic Designer at The Linux Foundation and has previously worked for the design firm Hypenotic and Level Platforms, a computer software company.
Amanda Cohen Senior Graphic Designer at The Linux Foundation
Elsie Ng is a product designer from Toronto. She has previously worked as a product designer at Ripple, Unity3D, and Twitch in San Francisco. In her spare time, she likes traveling and collecting old, obscure, retro video games. Occasionally Elsie also dabbles in game development side projects to keep her skills fresh.
Elsie Ng Product Designer
Lauren Holden has completed artist residencies in Newfoundland, Canada and Spokane, Washington in addition to presenting her research on visual poetry at the Unscripted Digital Arts Festival. She was named a “Student to Watch” by Graphic Design USA, and her work has received accolades for its social impact, typography and website design. Lauren’s writing on design was also published in The Devil’s Artisan: Journal of the Printing Arts.
Lauren Holden MFA 2D Design candidate at Cranbrook Academy of Art
Winnie is a strategic designer who has worked with several multidisciplinary teams – from being a researcher and educator, to applying strategic design approaches to social innovation. She currently works at UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, where she collaborates on digital innovation initiatives finding solutions for the world’s most marginalized children.
Winnie Chang Design Lead, Office of Innovation at UNICEF, New York
Brian Kall is a designer living in Toronto, Canada. He is a 2017 graduate of the York/Sheridan Program in Design and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is currently a graphic designer with UNIQLO Canada, and recently worked with The Bokeh Collective and Buck Productions as a motion designer, packaging editor and assistant post-production supervisor.
Brian Kall UNIQLO Canada, Graphic Designer
Aloke Pillai is an entrepreneur and designer in Toronto. He is currently the Head of Product at Pastel, creating the next generation feedback tool for designers and agencies. In 2015, Aloke helped startup studio Expa create and launch Kit, a product recommendation community, which scaled to millions of users and over $15M in products sold. In 2018, Kit was acquired by Patreon to help creators deliver products to their fans.
Aloke Pillai Co-Founder Pastel HQ
Pavel is a design architect specializing in user experience and systems design. Pavel helped Google transform the in-person shopping experience as part of his Master of Human-Computer Interaction degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Pavel has gone on to build Enterprise-scale innovation at companies such as Bloomberg and Amazon.
Pavel Samsonov Senior User Experience Architect at Amazon Web Services, New York
Fiona Yeung is a designer based in San Francisco. Originating from Toronto and obtaining her degree at York in 2015, Yeung is now on the Material Design team at Google HQ California. She's currently working on Google's Fuchsia OS and the Director of Hexagon, a 501(c)3 non-profit supporting women and non-binary folks in UX.
Fiona Yeung Interaction Designer, Google