Caitlin is a multi-disciplinary designer, focusing on UX and UI. Her background in community development and fine arts led her to a career in User Experience. She blends empathy, technology, and design to create experiences that are usable, useful, and delightful.
Currently, she is a Senior Visual & UX Designer for Louisville-based tech company, Interapt. Caitlin is passionate about user advocacy, the role of AI in empathetic experiences, and creating STEM spaces for diverse groups of people.
Outside of work, Caitlin is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of IDEAS xLab, a national health disruptor, working to change the national health horizon by putting cultural and social entrepreneurs at the helm. She an advisor to WILD Accelerator, which supports female-founded startups, and an interpreter for Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Her hobbies are managing @praisetheplants, doing calligraphy, and CrossFit.
Kayden Knauss is a Los Angeles-based designer currently focused on crafting thoughtful and impactful solutions for digital products. His passions lie beyond web and digital products, however, and transformed from a love of visual art and print design.
He's a firm believer in the power of design and the importance of challenging design conformity. In his spare time, you'll find him out on the tennis courts, streaming on Mixer, or finding the next concert to go.
Michele (Mikele) De Sousa
Like many people, Michéle (Mikele) has been on a journey to find direction in his life and on his journey, he has found that design has been his True North. With that realization, he has been using design to assist organizations to find their True North by steering them in the right direction using design as a compass.
As an experience designer, natural problem solver and inventor he uses his natural problem-solving skills to assist in solving real-world problems and in his time, has had the privilege of working on some of the most innovative digital products and features on the planet.
With his background in experience design, design thinking, phycology, behavioral economics and development (front and back-end, web and app development) he can create ideal end to end solutions.
Outside of his day-to-day Michéle (Mikele) loves giving back to the design community in the form of knowledge sharing and mentorship. He loves helping others. His true purpose is time he gets to spends with his 2 angels (his beautiful wife and daughter). Feel free to get in touch.
Owen is a UI/UX Designer based in Liverpool / London. He has worked for a wide range of clients both in house and agency side from small start-ups to global brands. Currently working for Inviqa in the UK.
Outside of work, he is an organizer of NUX Liverpool - a UX meetup. His hobbies include seeing live music, listening to podcasts and audiobooks and supporting the mighty reds! (Liverpool FC).
Ashima Sood is a user experience designer, currently based out of India. After receiving a Masters in Interaction design from the University of Kansas, she went on to work with the UX design teams at Sprint and then at JDA software.
Today she works as a design manager at Traform, she handles Digital transformation for their AI product where she draws from her experience in user-centered design. She has also built and continues to guide their design team, from UX designers to visual designers.
As a user advocate, she looks for ways to involve herself and spread awareness for design thinking and user-centered principles. She is an active design mentor, working with a team at the UX India conference 2019 through Usability Matters, a global non-profit organization working towards the same goal.
Ashima also enjoys taking part in design competitions, charrettes, and jams. She has been involved with Cerner's design charrette, Google Startup weekend and Global Service Design Jam, Kansas City.
She believes that her growth mindset can be ascribed to her experiences and exposure to different cultures starting at a young age. She continues to travel and loves to meet people from all backgrounds. Her hobbies include attending cultural events across the city, the theatre and she tries to make it to a Broadway show as often as possible!
Favorite design quote: "Design is design is design"- Dr. Richard Branham, Ashima's mentor from the University of Kansas.