Travis Kirton, Slant Design
Travis is an artist, researcher and interaction designer specializing in the production of interactive installations and creative applications. He holds an MA in Interface Culture from the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz (Austria), as well as a BSc Interactive Arts / Interaction Design from Simon Fraser University.
Jocelyn Lai, R/GA
Jocelyn is a recruitment manager at R/GA in San Francisco. Before joining RG/A she was a Talent and Acquisition Manager at GSD&M in Austin, TX. Jocelyn is also a writer. Her articles on the topic of networking and career finding have been featured in Wall Street Journal. She also speaks at various conferences and workshop about the role of digital technology and social media in the recruitment process.
Ryan Opina, Engine Digital
Ryan has led product teams in creating holistic user experiences. Translating consumer motivations and behaviors into concrete design direction and product development activities is where his strength lies. He is accomplished in coordinating and leading user experience design teams globally while thriving on collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams.
Michael Farrell, Twitter
Michael is a SIAT alumni. He currently works as a Designer at Twitter in San Francisco. He has interned with Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, CO, frog in Seattle, WA, and contracted with Artefact in New York. He was the Co-Director of the TouchPoint 2012 Interaction Design Symposium, hosted at SFU. He completed his BA in Design, and Media Arts in 2012.
Azmina Karimi, CP+B
Azmina is a SIAT graduate with a B.Sc. Honour’s in Interaction Design. She is currently an Experience Designer at CP + B. She has strong passion for improving user experiences through human-centered design. She helps shape brand experiences and brings ideas to life by devising engaging, human-centered solutions across channels.
Alex Beim, Tangible Interaction
Alex Beim is an artist, speaker, creative director and founder of Tangible Interaction, an experiential design firm whose interactive installations have been enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Known for his Zygotes, giant helium-filled balls that respond to motion, touch and sound; his Digital Graffiti Walls; and other interactive luminescent installations, Beim relies on a complex mix of technological innovation to work his magic.
Amy Ngai, AxiomZen
Amy is a SIAT graduate. She currently works as a UX Designer at Axiom Zen in Vancouver, BC. She has interned with AKQA, in San Francisco and with Volkswagen Group in Germany as a Research Intern in the Service Innovation Team. Amy is passionate about connecting ideas through user-centered design. She values the need for strong communication and trust to build great relationships.