Meet the founder

Sharae Gibbs is the Founder and CEO of She Designs Creative Agency, LLC. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design. Sharae is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Women of Color UX Design Course; a program designed to accelerate women interested in breaking into the design and technology industry. Her mission is to empower women of color by providing career development, mentorship, training, and hands-on experience.  Read More

 
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Meet tashira

Tashira Gibbs is an instructor and a founding member of The Women of Color UX Design Course. She was the Director of UX Strategy and Design at IBM for 8 years. She is a strategist at the intersection of business, experience design and technology. She is a certified design thinking coach and is obsessed with value creation. Tashira graduated with a Masters degree in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan. She has over 8 years of experience in strategy and design. She has worked with IBM Interactive Experience, Sparks Grove, Atlanta United, Atlanta Falcons, Whirlpool, AAA+, and Enterprise. She also has extensive work with large and small nonprofits.

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Meet KATASI

Katasi Kulubya is an instructor and the Senior UX Designer at Walt Disney. She has a background in graphic design & information science. She has a passion for turning complex problems into useful solutions. Katasi has a BFA in Graphic Design from Emmanual College, and an Environmental Design Degree from Massachusetts College of Art. She has worked with LAMetro, Accel Partners, NFL, Subaru of America, Nissan USA, DeviantArt, Reebok Fitness, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, and more.

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Meet KAT

Kat Gabrielle is our career advisor and the CEO & Co-Founder of 2050Work - a diversity jobs site that connects people of color to opportunities in creative and tech. She has a background in Human Resources and Operations at NYC’s leading creative agencies and writes frequently on the topics of intersectionality, diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 

Kat’s personal and professional mission is to ensure that underrepresented groups are no longer underrepresented in innovative industries and empowers professional leaders through her work as an organizational change consultant.

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Meet Pou

Pou* is from Salelologa, Samoa. Her love for design is rooted in her culture’s rich history of storytelling. In her own words,

“Art is a monologue. Whereas design is a dialogue between you and your audience. In the digital space this becomes more apparent as we are able to measure in real-time how people react to the things we build. With that in mind it becomes vital that we tell a story–design an experience–that is easily understood.”

Pou has worked in tech since 2012 and is currently a Senior Product Designer at Redfin. In her spare time, she enjoys writing personal essays, reading with her book club, and working with young people interested in entering the tech/design space. She has a Bachelor's degree from the University of California Santa Cruz, in Fine Art.

*pronounced /poh/

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Meet shannon

Shannon is our curriculum specialist and she has a background in psychology, mental health counseling, training, and higher education. She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Shannon is responsible for creating content to teach crisis prevention and intervention, active listening, structured empowerment, and empathetic tone via text to volunteers at Crisis Text Line.

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Meet Tanvi

Tanvi is our marketing intern and a graduate of Parsons School of Design. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Product Design and also enjoys graphic design and watercolor painting. She was born and raised in India and came to the States to pursue her education in art and design. Over her years in New York she has learned various techniques and skills of design production including woodworking, adobe suite, ceramics, prototyping and much more. She is passionate about helping her community, especially women.