IxDA San Francisco at Design Week: UX Portfolio Reviews - SOLD OUT

This year at San Francisco Design Week we are hosting an online portfolio review session with a fantastic line-up of UX Designers and Managers. 

It will be an interactive session, where you will get a chance to hear the experts’ feedback on UX portfolios and get insights into what hiring managers are looking for when reviewing designers’ work and hiring for a UX role. 

You can participate in the review session without submitting a portfolio. You will greatly benefit from attending the review sessions and hearing feedback about others’ work!

  • Monday, June 22nd
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online

Submit your portfolio by Friday, June 19, 12pm PST

If you are interested in receiving feedback on your portfolio, fill in this form. If your portfolio is selected for review, you don't need a Design Week pass to join the session

Register for the event

Register for the SF Design Week pass. It will give you access to 10 days of events, VR experiences, exhibitions, small group networking, and more. Please note that our event is sold out so unfortunately you won't be able to join us at this point. 

Portfolio reviewers

  • Tanner Christensen, Head of Design at Gem
  • Sean Wen, Product Design at Squarespace
  • Pablo Stanley, Co-founder at Blush, Staff Designer at Lyft
  • Marissa Louie, Director of UX Design at Expedia
  • Marc Hemeon, Head of Creative and Digital at Kosas
  • Melanie Araujo, Founder & Design Coach at Front & Center
  • Cara Kleid, Principal UX Designer at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Austin Knight, Product Designer at Google
  • Anna Iurchenko, Product Designer at Google Health
  • Abi Jones, UX Manager at Google Health

We are looking forward to seeing you online soon!

Illustration for the event created by amazing Jordane Frouin.


More about our reviewers

Tanner Christensen, Head of Design at Gem

Tanner Christensen is the Head of design at Gem.com, where they're building the platform for the future of recruiting. Previously Tanner was a lead product designer at Lyft, Atlassian, and Facebook. He's also co-host of the New Layer podcast, an independent developer, design advisor, and published author. You can find him at tannerc.com or on Twitter at tannerc.

Sean Wen, Product Design at Squarespace

Sean Wen is a NYC-based Product Design Manager, currently at Squarespace. His team works on the website builder and helping professionals build online portfolios is a top use case. Prior to that, he worked at Google for 5.5 years on the Maps and Docs products and before that, Samsung and Microsoft. He enjoys seeing how diverse backgrounds and experiences shape a designer's goals and perspectives. Feel free to get in touch! Linkedin

Pablo Stanley, Co-founder at Blush, Staff Designer at Lyft

Pablo Stanley is a designer at Lyft and Blush. Previously cofounder of Carbon Health, and lead designer at InVision. He gives talks and workshops around the world on product design, animation, illustration systems, storytelling, accessibility, behavioral economics, challenges of being a designer, and the art of comics.

Pablo has a YouTube channel called Sketch Together where he shares design tutorials, livestreams, critiques, and other random stuff. He also hosts different podcasts, including one interviewing Latinxs in the tech industry called “Diseño Cha Cha Cha.” He's the doodler behind Avataaars, Humaaans, Open Doodles, Bottts, and Buttsss. And a writer and illustrator of “The Design Team,” a comic series that follows the lives of designers working at a startup.

Marissa Louie, Director of UX Design at Expedia

Marissa Louie is a UX Design Director at Expedia, where she runs a UX design organization covering apps and web that spans 5 offices around the world. She is the Founder and Co-Admin of Designers Guild, a family of Facebook Groups with 20,000+ members in 100+ countries that is dedicated to helping designers level up. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Marc Hemeon, Head of Creative and Digital at Kosas

Marc is the Head of Design for Kosas. Marc worked at Facebook AI to lead design around emerging products experiences. Prior to Facebook, he founded Design Inc. to help companies find and work with seasoned designers. Marc has co-founded a number of companies including North Technologies which merged with Hodinkee.com in 2015. Marc was the co-founder of fflick,which YouTube acquired in 2011. Following the acquisition, Marc was part of the team to redesign YouTube in 2011 and again in 2012 leading the site wide redesign. 

Previously, Marc led design teams at Oakley and Digg and co-founded a number of companies including TeeFury and Design by Humans (@hemeon).

Melanie Araujo, Founder & Design Coach at Front & Center

Melanie is a San Francisco-based design professional with over a decade of experience designing and shipping end-to-end consumer products and business tools for companies like Facebook, Doctor on Demand, Honor, Shorebox, and Telenav. In 2015, she founded Front & Center, a design coaching program for founders and designers of color.

At Front & Center participants learn to manage their personal brand, product design skills, and portfolio development (melarauj0).

Cara Kleid, Principal UX Designer at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Cara is Principal UX Designer at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, currently focused on building organizational design maturity and leading the user experience of the Gates Foundations’s technology platform.

Prior to the Gates Foundation, Cara worked at MAYA Design as well as startups in Seattle, WA, and in Kampala, Uganda where she lead work to research, design, and launch mobile financial services for the rural poor (@CaraKleid).

Austin Knight, Product Designer at Google

Austin Knight is a self-taught Product Designer at Google in San Francisco. Previously, he helped lead UX at HubSpot and worked remotely from Rio de Janeiro.

He serves as a mentor at Columbia and Stanford, an advisor at Sequoia Capital and a16z, speaks internationally about design and leadership, co-hosts the UX & Growth and Decrypting Crypto podcasts, and runs a popular blog and newsletter at AustinKnight.com (@ustinKnight).

Abi Jones, UX Manager at Google Health

Abi Jones is a UX Manager in Research & Innovation at Google Health. Her team's mission is to improve the availability and accuracy of medical imaging and diagnostics. Prior to joining Health, Abi led design for products across Google, including in Area 120, Google's start-up incubator, Security & Privacy, Fiber, and Search. Her long-term focus is collaborative tools for people using machine-learning systems. 

Before joining Google, Abi designed products and services for MySpace, Ferrari, Samsung, and StubHub. Abi holds a M.Ed. in Instructional Design & Development from George Mason University and a B.A. in Art History from Seattle University (@jonesabi).

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