Liz Wells is a senior user experience designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work combines a background in graphic design with technology and user-centered design thinking. Liz currently works at Stink Studios, where she is responsible for all phases of the UX process, from concepting and information architecture to wireframing and prototyping. Liz advises visual designers and developers throughout the lifecycle of a project to help them meet Stink’s high standards for usability and design. While at Stink Studios, Liz has created products and experiences for 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. Her foundation in design thinking informs her work as a UX designer. 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 weekly.