Providing LGBTQ+ designers of color with free and accessible education, mentorship, and networking opportunities.
Founder & President, he/him
After years of leading design and UX with many notable brands and agencies, Steven always noticed the lack of diversity within the creative teams. And in hiring, there was always a severe deficit of diverse talent. QTBIPOC Design was founded to provide education and community for those less represented within our design industry.
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QTBIPOC is important to me because we’re creating a safe space for underrepresented and marginalized designers, researchers, and world delighter within our community to foster and hone our creative and diverse skillsets. Together, we are creating a space for QTBIPOC designers to bloom into their fullest potential.
Community Director, he/him
Kenny is a UX/UI Designer passionate about advocating for diverse and historically underrepresented communities through design and social justice. He is excited to be a part of the QTBIPOC Design community and to be able to support other LGBTQ+ designers of color!
UX Designer , She/her
Marian is a UX Designer who combines her passion for art and science to create impactful user experiences. She is committed to uplifting and showing representation for the QTBIPOC design community.
Social Media Manager, She/her
Meher is a UX Designer and student at the University of Washington studying psychology and informatics. She enjoys connecting with other designers in the community and finding ways to leverage her skills to uplift others. In her free time she enjoys working on illustration and making music with friends.
Technology Director, He/him
Stefan is a UX designer and creative consultant with ten years of work experience, specializing in the conception, design, development, analysis, and improvement of user’s experiences.
Experience Director, he/him
Ivan is a UI/UX designer committed to inspiring and enabling folx to fulfill their potential and live their best lives.
Board Member, he/him, they/them
Ainsley is an inventive, award-winning, charmingly nerdy creative professional. He blends his love for pop culture and style with Fortune 500 brand experience and an all-consuming love of storytelling. Emphasis on writing and moving pictures.
Board Member, she/her
Bo is a director of Early-Stage Startups at Silicon Valley Bank in New York City. In this role, she mentors and advises startups at the beginning stages of their journey, connecting them to the larger SVB ecosystem and accelerating them to Series A via company building and fundraising strategies. Before joining SVB, Bo invested in and led ecosystem strategy at Samsung Next. There, she specialized in AI/ML, data privacy and deep tech and helped entrepreneurs and innovators build, grow and scale their software and services ideas and businesses. Bo also spent a decade building engaging consumer products at such companies as Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. She began her career in cleantech, scaling the companies Sunrun and Opower to IPO.
Board Member, she/her
June is a product designer & art director with 10+ years of experience spread across the agency world, start-ups, e-commerce, and video streaming. Her work spans multiple disciplines inclusive of art direction, brand strategy, user experience, and user interface design. She is currently a lead product designer at MediaLab LA.
Board Member, she/her/ella
Sophia has served in education and education-adjacent spaces for over 15 years as a university lecturer, victim advocate, program manager, school district administrator, and national education organization director. She is deeply dedicated to bringing equity and justice to education, working in support of students, educators, families, and communities to address systemic inequities that prevent students from flourishing. More specifically, she is committed to identifying and developing strategies that meet the individual, intersectional, and distinctive needs of LGBTQ+ students and move them towards thriving socially, emotionally, and academically.