Inquiry: Top Women UX and Product Designers

over 7 years ago from , Product Designer @ Lyft

Hey All,

A friend (and also myself, and a bunch of other designers) have noticed that there aren't that many women in design (by "that many" I mean, our ratio may be better than Engineering, but not by that much), and one of the reasons why it doesn't receive much attention is because people pay much more attention to the terrible ratio in engineering. Ours isn't that much better - but maybe it also depends on the type of design (i.e.: less women in product design vs. visual)? Or maybe women in design aren't as good as our male counterparts in promoting ourselves?

I'm not sure what the reason is, but we're doing something about it (and I think the list is actually for a potential speakers list to give to conferences). Who are some of the most talented female UX and Product Designers (software product design) you can think of? So far we have the following:

  • Alexa Andrzejewksi
  • Cindy Alvarez
  • Janice Freaser
  • Julie Zhuo
  • Elle Luna
  • Sara Khoury


  • Bardan Gauchan, over 7 years ago

    There's quite a few actually. Here's some I follow,

    • Allison House (Dropbox)
    • Alice Lee (Dropbox)
    • Megan Fisher (Chartbeat)
    • Rachel Nash (Timehop)
    • Chloe Park (Opentable)
    • Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss)
    • Steph Bain (Airbnb)
    • Nikki Will (Pocket)
    • Ash Huang (Pinterest)

    Few like Julie Zhuo and Elle Luna have already been mentioned.

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    • Samihah A, over 7 years ago

      Still not enough =/ (One day.. we'll get there one day..) But thanks so much for the suggestions! Much appreciated!

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  • Samihah A, over 7 years ago

    Shoot, I forgot markdown is now supported - sorry, the list of women looks like a hodgepodge of names and I can't go back to edit it into a list format =/

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    • Cat NooneCat Noone, over 7 years ago

      Looks fine to me! However, you're right. There are a few of us but we're coming up! Feel free to add me to any list.

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  • Randy HuntRandy Hunt, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    The product design team at Etsy has several women, including:

    • Magera Holton
    • Kim Bost
    • Melissa Washin
    • Diana Mounter
    • Chesley Andrews
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  • Alisha RamosAlisha Ramos, over 7 years ago

    I'm just starting out, but would like to throw my hat in the ring + just say that having other women product designers to look up to has been crucial for me. So - thank you!


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  • Murat MutluMurat Mutlu, over 7 years ago

    Steph Bain has a sick portfolio, she's a designer at Airbnb


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