Mariana Morris is an independent User Experience Design Consultant helping companies and startups bring their ideas to life and improve the user experience of their products. She also provides training, leadership and coaching to product teams and executives.
For the past three years, Mariana was the Head of UX & Design at a 100-person software company, where she built and led a UX design team of eight and introduced UX and design practices and processes to the 25-year company.
She co-founded the popular monthly event UX Oxford, is a regular visiting lecturer at several universities (including University of Reading, University of the Arts London – Chelsea, Oxford Brookes University) and is a regular conference speaker. She’s spoken at UX Cambridge, UX in the City: Oxford, UX Bristol, Agile in the City Bristol, Agile Prague, Front-end London.
Mariana has over 13 years of industry experience, holds a Masters in Interactive Media and a Bachelors in Industrial Design (Visual Communication).
Mariana is an advocate of good design and the importance of design in tech.
Mariana has been actively involved in the digital community and has led these projects:
• UX Oxford (ongoing)
Co-founded and co-organises the monthly speaker series
• Oxford Freelancers (ongoing)
Created Oxford Freelancers database
• Talking Design (ongoing)
A research project on Leadership and verbal communication for designers.
• Digital Oxford (2012-2013)
Co-created and led the Digital Oxford project
• The Product Owner (2013-2014)
Created and led the bi-monthly speaker series
• Mozilla Labs Design Jam Oxford (2011)
Co-organised the event