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.

 

Teaching

PARSONS

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

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

GUEST LECTURER,
“DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION” DECEMBER 2019
“DIGITAL DESIGN” FEBRUARY 2018

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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

Clients

CONDÉ NAST

EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE

EVERYTOWN

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

Notes

SKETCH PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY KORDOVICH

BUILT IN COLLABORATION WITH SEMPLICE X

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