Hi! I’m a Swiss-Brit Product and UX Designer with a background in startups and agency design.I am happiest working in multidisciplinary teams and I am hugely passionate about bringing design strategy to the top table. My current role spans product strategy, user research and interaction design. I also enjoy speaking and writing about my field with the ultimate aim of encouraging diversity in Design. Alongside this, I run and organise the Edinburgh CreativeMornings chapter to showcase our city’s incredible creative talent.
baking, wine-tasting, back country skiing and Edinburgh.
getting to know you :)
Mike Monteiro - Design is a Job
People doing what they love and not conforming to any ladders. I hate ladders - bad luck apparently too.
Enthusiasm cape - fits most situations
My childhood best friends' now redundant home phone numbers
To build a fire and roast bananas in chocolate
Alex’s CreativeMornings activity
Alyson Thomson Campaigning for a Good Death
Ghazi Hussein Guilty Of Carrying Thoughts
Janice Claxton Accidental Audiences
Robin Abbey The Edinburgh Lettering Legend
There are a lot of Puritans about... also know as graphic designers.
Sign writers have style they don't have typefaces!
There's nothing that increases your confidence like being confident!
Zakia Moulaoui Beyond Invisible
Tyler Deeb Work Hard and Be Satisfied
If your soul is invisible you need to feed it invisible things like love, laughter and joy.
James Greig Self-care for the creative soul
Nick Stewart The art and science of enjoying music
Neal Sales-Griffin Crossing Over
Simon Sinek Understanding The Game We're Playing
Benjamin Brindise On Being Understood
David Hartmann Love of design
Akiko Kobayashi What needs fixing?
Bill Walsh How can we be creative super heroes?
Pete Thomas Reality
Jennifer Tough Take a risk & go find an adventure