Liz Wells is a product designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work combines a background in graphic design with technology and user-centered design thinking. Liz is currently a senior product designer at SuperHi. Previously, Liz was a senior user experience designer at Stink Studios, where she is responsible for all phases of the UX process, from leading client design thinking workshops, conducting user research and testing, concepting, information architecture to wireframing and prototyping. While at Stink Studios, Liz has created products and experiences that include a wide range of brands in music, health care, technology, fashion, media, and nonprofit.

Her work has been recognized by The One Show, Cannes Lions, D&AD, The Webbys, Awwwards, FWA, and Communication Arts, and featured in The Verge, The New York Times, Quartz, BuzzFeed, Adweek, Time, Fast Company and Artsy to name a few. Her work for the Equal Justice Initiative was showcased in an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum during the summer of 2017 titled The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America, and is currently on display at The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

Liz received her BFA in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2015. She has guest lectured at SVA and Parsons and taught a workshop at RIT. She has a passion for raising voices that usually go unheard, which is why she co-founded Desk Lunch, a community for all creative people of marginalized genders to share personal stories of what it's like to work in the creative industry. She publishes a new issue of Desk Lunch every other week.

 

Experience

SUPERHI

SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER

2020 TO PRESENT

DESK LUNCH NEWSLETTER

CO-FOUNDER & DESIGNER

2017 TO PRESENT

STINK STUDIOS NY

SENIOR USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

2019 TO 2020

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

2016 TO 2019

JUNIOR USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

2015 TO 2016

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN INTERN

2015

BIG SPACESHIP

DESIGN INTERN

2014

Press & Awards

AWWWARDS

ADOBE LIVE

DESK MAGAZINE

CREATIVE CAREER STARTER PODCAST

ADOBE

DESK MAGAZINE

THE DOTS UK

ADC

AWWWARDS

INSIDE DESIGN

THE UX COLLECTIVE

THE DRUM

DESK MAGAZINE

CREATIVE BLOQ

BALLPOINT PODCAST

DESK MAGAZINE

CASE STUDY CLUB

Teaching

PARSONS

GUEST LECTURER, 
“VISUAL CULTURE SEMINAR” OCTOBER 2019
“WEB FOR MOBILE DESIGN” MARCH 2019
 

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

GUEST LECTURER,
"SENIOR IXD PORTFOLIO" JANUARY 2020
“DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION” JANUARY 2020
“DIGITAL DESIGN” FEBRUARY 2018

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

GUEST LECTURER,
"GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE" SEPTEMBER 2020

THERE IS NO PROCESS WORKSHOP - LESSONS IN BUILDING USER CENTERED EXPERIENCES, NOVEMBER 2017

Clients

CONDÉ NAST

EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE

EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY

FACEBOOK

GOOGLE

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING

NIKE

OSCAR

SIDEWALK LABS

SPOTIFY

THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER

TWITCH

TWITTER

VICELAND

Speaking

THOUGHT AT WORK

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

OCTOBER, 2018

Education

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 2011 TO 2015

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN, MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Notes

SKETCH PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY KORDOVICH

BUILT IN COLLABORATION WITH SEMPLICE X

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