Join us at the 2023 UXPA UX Fair for a panel discussion with hiring experts, career insights, portfolio tips, and networking. Don’t miss out!
Are you a student, career changer, or seasoned UX professional looking to take your career to the next level? Join us for the 2023 UXPA UX Fair, where you’ll gain invaluable insights from our panel of industry experts and discover the keys to success in the dynamic field of UX. The UX Fair is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to land your dream UX job. Whether you’re just starting your career or looking to make a transition, we’ve got you covered.
Meet Our Panelists
Suzanne Ackerman (she/her)
Director, Experience Strategy at Manulife/John Hancock
Suzanne leads the Human Centered Design team at John Hancock in Boston. With an extensive background leading CX design and research efforts in the client services and consulting worlds, she combines a natural empathy for people and a love of exceptional customer experience with a deep passion for business strategy.
She spent time at IBM and Digitas as well as boutique design agencies and has engaged in independent consulting with many large organizations.
Brady Bonus (he/him)
Design Leader + Cofounder at Centric Park
I am currently cofounder and CDO at Centric Park, a new agency started just last year in Boston. I have been working and leading design in the Boston design community for a little over 20 years. The last 15 years have been spent in design leadership positions, a frequent participant in local community events, conferences and an occasional speaker.
Christine Celli (she/her)
Director of UX of HubSpot’s Operations Hub
Christine is the Director of UX for Operations Hub, HubSpot’s product line that helps small business leaders orchestrate their data in order to better reach customers and drive revenue. Prior to joining HubSpot, Christine held UX leadership positions at Toast and Northeastern University. She got her start in UX after parlaying a career in journalism into one focused on the intersection of content strategy, information architecture and taxonomy design. She’s held IC and management roles in support of large scale digital experience redesigns for marketing teams as well as led design and development of new product solutions for higher ed and other industries. In her current role, she oversees a team of 40 responsible for the product and content design of data, reporting and automation solutions. She is also currently recruiting for a Sr. Design Manager to join her team!
Stephanie Cohen (she/her)
Director, Digital & Creative at TEKsystems
Stephanie is a Regional Director for the Digital & Creative Division of TEKsystems. She leads teams and strategy across our suite of services, including One North, TEKsystems Digital Experience agency. Stephanie has been with TEK for 19 years and is from Columbus, Ohio.
TEKsystems is a global business and technology services company. We help our clients achieve their business transformation and customer experience goals. We are recognized by the world’s leading technology platforms in Cloud, Data and Digital. Our expertise in Strategy, Design, Execution and Operations unlocks business value through a range of technology and capacity solutions.
Jason Grant (he/him)
Director of Product Design, Design Systems at Klaviyo
With over two decades designing both physical structures and digital products, Jason Grant has worked in numerous industries, merging innovation with functionality. Now leading as Director of Product Design at Klaviyo, he specializes in Design Systems, Internationalization and Accessibility, ensuring products resonate universally. In addition to his professional work, Jason imparts his extensive expertise as a User Experience instructor at Endicott College, shaping the next generation of design talent.
Nicole Risinger (she/her)
UX Recruiter, MSP Engagement Manager at TEKsystems
I’ve been with TEKsystems for over 6 years specializing in the Digital and UX space. I started my career recruiting and building out our UX network in Charlotte, then I moved to Boston and joined our national recruiting team. While on the national team, I lead a team of specialized UX recruiters and placed candidates across the country. This year I moved into a new role supporting Comcast’s digital and creative space. I’ve placed a variety of UX talent, both remotely and local to Philadelphia.