Trainers

Our Trainers

At UX Academy all our trainers are skilled professionals with many years of experience working in an international environment for different companies. They will enable you to develop and gain new concepts and ideas through the training based in user interface, user experience & Voice Design.

Froso Ellina

Product Design Manager
Pivotal Labs

Froso has 10 years working experience as a member of global teams on Creative agencies and Software companies. She has a background in digital advertising and she has experience in designing high quality products for global clients such as, Deutsche Bank, MasterCard, HSBC, Vodafone, EE, Santander, Fidelity, Siemens. She has always been an advocate of the Human-centered design process, working closely with development and product teams and try to come up with solutions across all platforms for the best user experience.

Jiri Jerabek

Design Manager
Intuit

Jiri has 12 years of experience in designing digital products shaped him into strategic design leader. His project history ranges from launching large scale key product functionalities (Intuit) and radical innovation (BBC Research & Development) to detailed work on end-user products (Telegraph, National Rail Enquiries apps, Freesat set-top box, Canon, American Express).

Stratis Valachis

Senior UX Designer
Aviva

Stratis is an Interdisciplinary User Experience designer, advocate of Lean methodologies and Omnichannel design thinking. Currently leading the design of the conversational UX projects at Aviva’s innovation hub, contributing to the company’s customer centred digital transformation.

Hara Mihailidou

Experience Lead
Lloyds

As Experience Design Lead at Lloyds Bank & previously Head of UX at JustGiving Hara ensures that both consumer and business audiences have a delightful and cohesive experience across channels. Hara Mihailidou has previously worked for brands like Microsoft, Skype, O2, Hearst as well as Seren EY Service Design agency. Her educational background is on Interactive Media (MA, London College of Communication) and Computer science (BSc) and she is an ambassador of design for good.

Gonçalo Andrade

Senior UX Designer at EDF

I’m a Senior User Experience Designer based in London, and I believe that Design is all about coming together to solve human problems. I have over 10 years experience as a Designer working for a range of companies including Croud, Aviva, Lloyds Banking Group and many more.
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Sophie Lepinoy

Senior UX Designer
Consultant

User experience designer with nearly 20 years working experience including 7 years in design and research. Passionate about education, currently teaching Lean user experience design and graphic design. Mentored start-ups at Google Launchpad and designed for leading start-up LoveCraft. Inspired by Google Ventures and Lean UX. Holding degrees in business, graphics, web design and development from the University of the Arts and University of London.

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