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Top 50 Female UI/UX Designers, Austin, Texas

In an effort to bring some more positive news to the issue of women in tech, and highlight the positive impact so many women are having in this space, last month we sourced the top female engineers in New York.

This month we’ve moved to Austin, to source the top UI/UX Designers in tech.

Companies of all sizes are under pressure to increase diversity in their teams. Particularly in their tech teams. The low representation of women in the tech sector has been one of the biggest issues of 2015.

Now, we don’t claim to be experts on the issue of diversity in tech. But we are seeing a huge increase in the number of companies looking to proactively identify and attract a more diverse range of candidates. This is an area we do know something about.

When a company has a very specific type of candidate they want to hire, it influences every step of their hiring process. One of the most important steps happens at the very beginning, and it’s called sourcing.

Sourcing is the process of identifying the specific characteristics of your ideal candidate, then finding as many people who meet that criteria as possible. And at RecruitLoop, we’ve created a very specific sourcing algorithm and process to help companies do this, anywhere in the world. We call it Sourcing as a Service.

Here is a list of the top 50 UI/UX Designers in Austin, based on their experience, qualifications and digital footprint.

Check out the amazing list of female engineers leading the charge in Austin!

Learn more about our Sourcing as a Service and candidate ranking system.

Top 50 Female UI/UX Designers, Austin Texas

Adrienne Rodgers

Adrienne Rodgers

Current:Sr. Mobile UX/ UI Designer, Freelance, Austin, Texas
Previous: coupons.com,Walmart.com
School: University of Oxford, 1997
Skills:User Experience, Mobile Applications, Photoshop, iPhone
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

 

Cassie Sharp

Cassie Sharp

Current: Art Director, UX/UI Designer, Dun & Bradstreet, Austin, Texas
Previous: Hoovers Inc., Raymond Gerson, West Lake Hills
School: The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2005
Skills: Human Centered Design, User Interface Design, User Experience, Mobile Applications
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

Abbey McCoy

Abbey McCoy

Current: lead UX/UI Designer , Tripchamp, Austin, Texas
Previous: abbeyCreative, AT&T Global Services, Marketvine
School: Texas State University-San Marcos, 2005
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, Web Design, Web Marketing
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

 

Shannon Roberts

Shannon Roberts

Current: lead Interaction Designer, Honeywell, Austin, Texas
Previous: compassLearning, Freelance, projekt202
School: Colorado College, 1998
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, User-centered Design, Usability Testing
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

 

Haidy Francis

Haidy Francis

Current: Leader for Global User Experience Design, Dun & Bradstreet, Austin, Texas
Previous: Nunyuns, Dun and Bradstreet, Powerhouse Management
School: Art Institute of Houston, 2004
Skills: User Experience, Web Design, Graphic Design, Creative Direction
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

Ivey Lian

Ivey Lian

Current: Senior Interaction Designer, frog, Austin, Texas
Previous: Cirrus Logic, American Jewish World Service, VitesseLearning
School: Pratt Institute, 2011 James Madison University, 2001
Skills: Interaction Design, Design Research, Industrial Design, User Interface Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

 

Melissa Chapman

Melissa Chapman

Current: Senior Interaction Designer, blackboard, Austin, Texas
Previous: IBM Watson, Stone + Smith, VA Center for Innovation
School: Georgia Southern University, 2007
Skills: information Architecture, User-centered Design, Interaction Design, Web Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page,

 

 

Kathryn McElroy

Kathryn McElroy

Current: Design Lead — IBM Watson, IBM, Austin, Texas
Previous: Austin Center for Design, IBM, Kathryn McElroy – sole proprietor
School: School of Visual Arts, 2014
Skills: user-centered design, information architecture, prototyping, user experience design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

 

Dasha Titlebaum

Dasha Titlebaum

Current: Senior Ux/Ui Designer, OnPrem Solution Partners, Austin, Texas
Previous: Myxer, Slashes and Dots, AMP Agency
School: Savannah College of Art and Design, 2005
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Usability Testing
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

 

Kristi Ince

Kristi Ince

Current: Senior UX Designer, EA Mobile – Electronic Arts, Austin, Texas
Previous: Monster, TenMarks Education Inc., Scripps Networks
School: Texas Tech University, 2005
Skills: User Experience, Interaction Design, Information Architecture, UX Research, Mobile Design, Human-Computer Interaction
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

Jamie Graham Weston

Jamie Graham Weston

Current: Senior User Experience Designer, Idean, Austin, Texas
Previous: General Motors, Electronic Arts, projekt202
School: Savannah College of Art and Design, 2007
Skills: user-centered Design, Interaction Design, User Experience, Information Architecture
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

 

Samara Watkiss

Samara Watkiss

Current: Lead Interaction Designer, Click Security, Austin, Texas
Previous: IxDA, InContext Design, Mad*Pow
School: Austin Center for Design, 2015. School of the Museum of Fine Arts & Tufts University, 2010.
Skills: Interaction Design, UX, Service Design, Design Research and Strategy
Other Links: LinkedIn Upcoming Talk

 

Kaitlen Perkins

Kaitlen Perkins

Current: Senior Interaction Designer, ChaiOne, Austin, Texas
Previous: The Walt Disney Company, EDI Architecture, Inc,
School: University of Houston, 2011
Skills: Interaction Design, User Interface Design, Typography, User Experience
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page,

 

 

Christina Vallery

Christina Vallery

Current: Director of User Experience and Design, PayPal, Austin, Texas
Previous: X.commerce, PayPal an eBay Company, Austin Logistics Inc.
School: Millsaps College, 1996
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, Product Management, Information Architecture
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

Jes Reynolds

Jes Reynolds

Current: Principal User Experience Designer, Theresa Neil Strategy + Design, Austin, Texas
Previous: jes reynolds creative, Moboom, projekt202
Skills: User Experience, Interaction Design, User Interface , User Interface Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Twitter,

 

 

Irgelkha Dej Mejia

Irgelkha Dej Mejia

Current: Sr. UI/UX Designer, CSID, Austin, Texas
Previous: IBM , Discovery Park, Purdue University
School: New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2002
Skills: User Experience, User Interface , Responsive Web Design, User Interface Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

 

Adriana De La Cuadra

Adriana De La Cuadra

Current: Senior UX Designer, Bitovi, Austin, Texas
Previous: Get Lista, LLC, Jutera Labs, Amica Mutual Insurance Co.
School: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2005
Skills: User Interface Design, User Experience, User Interface, Web Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

 

 

Melissa Garland

Melissa Garland

Current: UX Designer , Truenorthlogic, Austin, Texas
Previous: Q2ebanking, Tk20, Inc. – Assessment Solutions at Work, Commerce One
School: Virginia Commonwealth University, 1991
Skills: User Experience, Interaction Design, Usability, User Research
Other Links: LinkedIn,

 

 

Stephanie Schuhmacher

Stephanie Schuhmacher

Current: User Experience Architect, Lifesize, a division of Logitech, Austin, Texas
Previous: Ladies that UX, Winnermint, Bloomfire
School: The University of Texas at Austin, 2000
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, Web Design, Usability Testing
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

Shannon Cooper

Shannon Cooper

Current: Senior UX Designer, Rapid7, Austin, Texas
Previous: Mozido, PayPal, Charity Dynamics
School: Stephen F. Austin State University, 1997
Skills: User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Information Architecture for Enterprise software, Web, and Mobile
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

 

Ann enders

Ann enders

Current: Staff User Experience Designer, Bazaarvoice, Austin, Texas
Previous: Affiniscape, ,
School: The University of Texas at Austin, 2007
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, HTML 5, CSS
Other Links: LinkedIn, Twitter,

 

 

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Paula Wellings

Current: Principal Experience Designer, Honeywell, Austin, Texas
Previous: secret Laboratory, Theresa Neil Strategy + Design, Adaptive Path
School: Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, 1998
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, User-centered Design, Interaction Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Twitter,

 

Theresa Neil

Theresa Neil

Current: Managing Director, Theresa Neil Strategy + Design, Austin, Texas
Previous: Adobe, AT&T, PayPal, TechStars
School: UT Austin 2001
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, User Interface, Information Architecture
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal page,

 

Jennifer Graf

Current: VP of Product Design, Spredfast, Austin, Texas
Previous: Theresa Neil Strategy & Design, frog, projekt202
School: Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1999
Skills: User Research, Product Strategy, User-centered Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Twitter,

 

 

Angela Wong

Angela Wong

Current: Principal UX Designer, Theresa Neil Strategy + Design, Austin, Texas
Previous: RetailMeNot, Inc., Google YouTube, LeapFrog
School: The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
Skills: User Experience Design, UIser-centered Design, User Research, Design Research
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page,

 

Joannie Wu

Joannie Wu

Current: Senior Visual Designer, Blackboard, Austin, Texas
Previous: frog, Thinktiv, MAYA Design
School: Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
Skills: Interaction Design, User Interface Design, User Experience, Web Design
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

 

Katie Inglis

Katie Inglis

Current: Principal Designer, frog, Austin, Texas
Previous: Comcast Interactive Media, Empathy Lab, Electronic Ink
School: Mesa State College, 2004
Skills: Interaction Design, User Experience, User-centered Design, Information Architecture
Other Links: LinkedIn, Twitter,

 

 

Stacy Reinhardt

Stacy Reinhardt

Current: Director of User Experience / UI, Snap Kitchen, Austin, Texas
Previous: frog design, Design Consultant, Design Edge
School: Wichita State University, 2004
Skills: Interaction Design, User Experience, Design Strategy, Information Architecture
Other Links: LinkedIn,

 

Meriah Garrett

Meriah Garrett

Current: Chief Design Officer, USAA, Austin, Texas
Previous: frog, ME Television, JBoss
Skills: User Interface Design, User Interface, Experience Design, User-centered Design
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

 

Beth Gerstenfeld

Beth Gerstenfeld

Current: Associate Director, Experience Design, Mutual Mobile, Austin, Texas
Previous: Self-Employed, Fusion Learning Systems, Inc, Horseback Salad
School: Rochester Institute of Technology, 1999
Skills: User Experience Design, Interaction Design, Art Direction, and Illustration
Other Links: LinkedInPersonal Page,

 

Julie Lowe

Julie Lowe

Current: UX Lead, Mutual Mobile, Austin, Texas
Previous: Sentient Services, Souly Brands International
School: University of North Texas, 2006
Skills: User Experience, User Research, Usability Testing, Usability
Other Links: LinkedIn, Twitter,

 

 

Hillary Fisher

Hillary Fisher

Current: Freelance Mobile UI/UX Designer, Austin, Texas
Previous: Senior UI/UX Designer
School: The University of Texas at Austin – Red McCombs School of Business, 2007
Skills: Mobile App Design, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Interaction Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page,

 

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Wendy Hawkins

Current: Creative Director, Crispy Interactive, Austin, Texas
Previous: Enspire Studios, Creative Fwendy, Houndstooth
School: Savannah College of Art and Design, 1999
Skills: Web Design, User Experience, Interaction Design, Art Direction
Other Links: LinkedIn, Twitter,

 

 

Sara Slate

Sara Slate

Current: Sr. Experience Designer, Honeywell, Austin, Texas
Previous: Dell, T3, Dell
School: Saint Mary’s College, 2001
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, Art Direction, Creative Direction
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page,

 

 

Molly Francis

Molly Francis

Current: UI/UX Designer, Volusion, LLC, Austin, Texas
Previous: Ellis Graphics, Inc., Moonfish Studio, Eskimo Joe’s Promotional Products Group
School: Oklahoma State University, 2001
Skills: UI/UX, Web Design, E-commerce, HTML , Graphic Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page,

 

Rachel Vann

Rachel Vann

Current: User Experience & Design Lead, General Motors, Austin, Texas
Previous: Catapult Systems, Charles Schwab, GUESS?
School: North Carolina State University, 2007
Skills: Web Design, Graphic Design, InDesign, Illustrator
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page

 

Tiffany Poon

Tiffany Poon

Current: Senior UX Designer, Dun and Bradstreet, Austin, Texas
Previous: Worry Free Labs, Appiction LLC,
Skills: User Experience, Mobile Applications, Interaction Design, User Interface
Other Links: LinkedIn,

 

 

A. Litsa

A. Litsa

Current: Lead User Experience Designer, Network, Bazaarvoice, Austin, Texas
Previous: Freelance, Bazaarvoice, Urban Skep LLC
School: The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop
Other Links: LinkedIn,

 

Sheetal Prabhu

Sheetal Prabhu

Current: Sr. UX Designer, RetailMeNot, Inc., Austin, Texas
Previous: CA Technologies, Volusion, Catapult Systems / Slingrock
School: University of Central Oklahoma, 2004
Skills: User Experience, Interaction Design, SEO, Information Architecture
Other Links: LinkedIn,

 

 

Carla Pileggi

Carla Pileggi

Current: Lead UX Designer, Pitney Bowes Software, Austin, Texas
Previous: Volusion, Digby, BrightLeaf Group
Skills: User Experience, User Interface, User Interface Design, Information Architecture
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page,

 

 

 

Jessica Lowry

Current: UX Lead, Modernize, Austin, Texas
Previous: Handsome., Velma Magazine, Elance
School: University of Toronto, 2001
Skills: Service Design, User Experience, Design Thinking, User Research
Other Links: LinkedIn, Twitter,

 

 

 

Jaye Brown

Jaye Brown

Current: Director of User Experience, The Advisory Board Company, Austin, Texas
Previous: Freelance, Visible Health, Whole Foods Market
School: University of Oklahoma,
Skills: User Experience, User Interface, Wireframes, User Experience Design
Other Links: LinkedIn,

 

 

Erin C. Howard

Erin C. Howard

Current: Director, User Experience Strategy, The Advisory Board Company, Austin, Texas
Previous: polycom, LSI Corporation, Razorfish
School: University of Texas at Austin,
Skills: User Experience, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, User Experience Design
Other Links: LinkedIn, Personal Page, Twitter

 

 

Stephanie (Stephanie Janda) Wilkerson

Stephanie (Stephanie Janda) Wilkerson

Current: UX and UI Designer, IBM, Austin, Texas
Previous: IBM / Lombardi Software, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Moximity
School: University of Chicago 2001
Skills: Instructional Design, E-Learning, Project Management, Technical Writing
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

 

 

Tiffany Shih

Current: Co-Founder & Head, UX, Rebtong, Austin, Texas
Previous: Phunware, Inc., Lux Design, Turner Duckworth
School: The Maryland Institute College of Art, 2010
Skills: Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, User Interface Design, Illustration
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

 

Daniela Pardo

Current: Sr. User Experience Designer, Bypass Mobile, Austin, Texas
Previous: Golden Frog, GmbH, Moxie Software, Inc., McKinsey & Company
School: Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, 2010
Skills: Usability, User Experience, Information Architecture, Interaction Design
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

Amy Garrett

Current: Senior Visual Designer, Mutual Mobile, Austin, Texas
Previous: Dedo Interactive Inc., Phunware, Inc.,
School: The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
Skills: User Experience, User Interface Design, Photoshop, Mobile Applications
Other Links: LinkedIn

 

 

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Vanessa Kough

Current: Sr. Graphic Designer | UI Designer, Invodo, Austin, Texas
Previous: SageWry Design, Black Dog Design, Transformations Salon & Spa
School: Interaction Design Foundation (IDF), 2015
Skills: Web Design, Graphic Design, Layout, Logo Design

 

 

 

Latife Yardim Seyrek

Current: User Experience Designer, Icontrol Networks, Austin, Texas
Previous: Renovatio Cloud Solutions, SalsaMobi
School: Austin Community College, 2013
Skills: User Experience, User Experience Design, Web Design, Art Direction

 

 

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Michael Overell

Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. Previously with McKinsey. Passionate about startups, health and technology. Surf when I can; ride a bike most days. Follow me @mboverell.

  • Vanessa Davis

    How did you source these candidates?

  • Kristen

    Why are there no women of color?

    • John Selfridge

      I count at least 7, many asian or middle eastern. Or did you have a particular color in mind?

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