UX Designers Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) Panel

May 1, 1:30 – 3:00 AM

Get ready for an insightful session at our upcoming event on Tues, Apr 30 - the UX Designers Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) Panel! Our esteemed panelists will share invaluable insights, answer burning questions, and delve deep into the world of UX design. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge and connect with industry experts!

About this event

Join us for a captivating and interactive event, the UX Designers Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) Panel, happening on Tuesday, April 30. This event is a collaborative effort between our organization and the student-led design group at UCR, bringing together a diverse panel of four seasoned UX designers.

During this insightful panel discussion, our expert panelists will share their wealth of experience, insights, and expertise in the field of UX design. From navigating design challenges to honing user-centric approaches, they'll cover a range of topics to provide valuable guidance and inspiration.

Featured panelists:

  1. Sam Vivonia is the Lead product designer at HOTB Software, a small design agency / dev shop / VC firm based in Irvine, California. They have designed, built, and launched several tools in the FinTech, HealthTech, and government space which millions of users nationwide rely on. Sam is passionate about design systems, lean design methodologies, and helping bootcamp grads break into tech. Outside of work, you’ll find her at local theater doing improv and stand-up comedy.
  2. Alex Rodriguez is a multi-disciplinary designer specialized in product design, currently serving as a Senior Product Designer at Surfline. In this role, Alex focuses on vertically integrated zero-to-one initiatives, growth, subscriptions, and more, all while ensuring users have an enjoyable experience with the ocean. With a fascination for the intersection of design, art, business, and technology, Alex, originally from Acapulco, Mexico, currently resides in California, embracing life to the fullest.
  3. Sean Maguire is a results-driven product designer with over 3 years of experience in the tech industry, specializing in user-centered B2B digital products. He excels in collaborating with cross-functional teams to create intuitive user experiences and has a proven track record of leading design efforts and implementing design systems. Beyond his professional work, Sean focuses on his passion for video games and game development during his leisure hours.
  4. Zara Safdar, a Senior UX/UI Designer from Irvine, California, brings a unique blend of mathematical precision and creative flair to her projects, spanning mobile apps to inflight entertainment systems. With a knack for problem-solving and meticulous attention to detail, Zara excels in refining requirements, crafting wireframes, and delivering polished designs ready for launch. Her versatility, public speaking skills, and commitment to project success make her a valuable asset from concept to completion.

Whether you're curious about industry trends, best practices, or career advice, this is your chance to engage with industry professionals and gain valuable insights.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, network, and connect with fellow design enthusiasts. Join us for an evening filled with knowledge-sharing, networking, and inspiration in the vibrant world of UX design!


  • Priscilla Vu


    Product Designer

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