Angelia M. Baxter, CUA is a passionate, user-focused UX/UI design consultant with over 20 years experience translating complex business requirements into simplified, usable and aesthetically pleasing solutions. Angelia is the founder of her own design consultancy firm, The Kreativ Studio, and has provided remote and in-house support to various enterprise and small business clients for over ten years. She has managed multi-site design teams, led design partnership efforts, spearheaded several standardization projects and traveled internationally to support design efforts and partnerships. Angelia is a creative problem solver with one of her most notable strengths being her ability to effectively consider multiple inputs and constraints to create well-balanced results. She enjoys mentoring other aspiring creatives and has previously taught UX design at Imparture and General Assembly in San Francisco.
Lane Good has been on the faculty of SF State's Multimedia, Design & Development for ten years. He teaches HTML, CSS and beginning and advanced Flash. He also taught Dreamweaver and video post-production at Santa Rosa Junior College. Lane holds a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology from SF State.
David M. Hogue, Ph.D. is a UX Design Manager at Google in the San Francisco Bay Area where he leads an internationally distributed team of designers, researchers and prototypers. He is an applied psychologist with more than 15 years of experience in user experience design and has designed web and mobile sites and applications for numerous consumer-facing brands. David Hogue is a lead faculty for Mobile UX/UI Design area of study for the Multimedia, Design & Development program.
Wioleta Kaminska is a graphic designer and media artist focused on video production, motion design and digital storytelling. She holds an MFA in Design from the California College of the Arts, an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Warsaw, Poland and a BA in ESL Teaching from the University of Gdansk, Poland. Her video installations have been shown internationally in art festivals and gallery exhibitions and have been featured in numerous publications worldwide. In 2015 Wioleta was an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (film/video/new media). Her professional background also includes working as a design researcher on a project for a Fortune 100 client, strategy consulting, teaching motion and graphic design classes to design and art students, curricula design, and preparing students for Cambridge ESOL exams with British Council.
Bert Monroy is a pioneer of digital art. He is a hyper-realistic digital painter who builds his digital paintings as a traditional artist would, adding color and texture, but on a digital canvas. He is a veteran of the advertising industry and 40 years as a commercial illustrator. He coauthored the first book on Photoshop and has authored several books since. He was a regular on Tech TV for almost four years and hosted Pixel Perfect with Bert Monroy, a weekly Photoshop podcast for Revision3.com which aired for over three years.
Bert until recently hosted a weekly podcast entitled Pixel Playground on Lynda.com where he also has a vast library of tutorial videos. An accomplished teacher and lecturer, Bert has served on the faculties of the School of Visual Arts (New York), the Center for Creative Imaging (Maine), and California College of the Arts. He has been on the faculty of San Francisco State University for over twenty years. His client list includes Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, Pixar and Disney Animation. In 2004 Bert was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.
Denise Richards is a graphic designer, documentary filmmaker, photographer, and instructional designer. Her particular field of interest is Visual Anthropology and much of her creative work focuses on cultural diversity. Her film and CD-ROM on the Day of the Dead are shown at festivals around the world and have been incorporated into the curriculum of universities throughout the country. Her photographs were recently part of an exhibit (Oakland Museum) on the use of kites in cultural rituals around the world. Ms. Richards holds an M.A. in Instructional Design and teaches in the Instructional Technology graduate program at SF State's main campus, as well the Multimedia, Design & Development program.
Tony Santos is a product designer and currently the UX Lead for Mozilla's Firefox Marketplace and Open Web Apps Ecosystem. For the past fourteen years Tony has been a designer, even when he didn't know what it was called, working primarily on the web with a few short detours into desktop software and advertising. His passion for "designing with" has led him to explore and champion participatory design and other collaborative design methods, and ultimately what drew him to the open source Mozilla project. Tony holds a MS in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and a BFA in Advertising and Graphic Design from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, OH.