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UXPA Boston Board Nominee: Raissa Talehata




With three years of experience as a freelance product designer, Iā€™m dedicated to making a difference through design. Passionate about empowering nonprofits and mission-driven organizations, I specialize in helping small organizations build their online presence and stay competitive in our digital-heavy world. By crafting accessible and functional online platforms, I ensure that these organizations can effectively reach and engage their audiences.

Prior to diving into the world of product design, I made a transition from a digital marketing role and seized the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in Digital Media at Northeastern University. Armed with a deep understanding of digital strategies and media dynamics, I strive to bring a unique perspective to my design approach. My work is distinguished by a commitment to social impact, sustainability, and inclusivity, reflecting a deep-seated belief in the power of design to create positive change.

Outside of design, I have a deep love for snowboarding, the Boston Celtics, and being outdoors. Nature serves as both my sanctuary and playground, where I immerse myself in hiking, camping, and gardening once the weather warms up. While my creativity outlets come from photography and my gift in playing musical instruments.

Why join the UXPA Boston Board of Directors

As someone deeply passionate about the field of User Experience (UX), I am thrilled at the opportunity to join the UXPA Boston Board of Directors.

First, I am excited about the prospect of contributing to the growing community of UX professionals in Boston and collaborating with like-minded individuals. I aim to create meaningful opportunities for networking, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing within our community. Through events, workshops, and initiatives, I hope to facilitate connections and empower individuals to excel in their UX careers.

I am also eager to play a part in the progression of UX in Boston. One of my greatest aspirations is to mentor aspiring UX designers and support their growth and development. Having witnessed the rapid evolution of the industry firsthand, I believe that by actively participating in organizations like UXPA Boston, we can collectively shape the future of UX design in our city.

Prior volunteering information

  • UXPA Conference Volunteers Coordinator (2022)
  • Design Mentor at Husky Communicators (2022 – 2023)
  • UXPA Virtual Conference Volunteer (2020)
  • Co-founder @ootdbostonian (2019)