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Featured Jessica Brown Director of UX VICE Keynote Speaker Design Gravity Exclusive
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Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Branding & Advertising / Communication / Digital Design / Marketing / Startup / Technology / The Arts & Design

About

Jessica Brown is the Director of UX at VICE Media, where she leads the product design team. Her focus is to showcase VICE’s distinct storytelling through crisp, bold digital experiences on web, mobile, and TV apps. Since joining VICE, she’s managed the design for major initiatives including a network-wide site redesign, brand new VICE mobile apps, VICELAND mobile and TV apps, and a custom CMS.

Previously, she worked at Rent the Runway, where she established UX and research practices to bring users’ stories into the product development process. Before that, she consulted with a variety of startups in the Bay Area—from e-commerce, to enterprise software, to social media—and went on to co-found and raise funding for a fashion/tech startup called Threadflip.

She studied math and computer science at Stanford, and couples her techie sensibilities with a humanist approach to design. She’s fascinated by the co-evolution of culture and technology and remains an optimist.

Topics

Executing a Redesign at Scale

Jessica will talk about how she and her team redesigned VICE’s web experiences from the ground up, and how they approached designing core experiences that would work well across 12 distinct brands, distributed in 30 countries. She will talk about how to discover what’s most essential to preserve amid sweeping changes, and how to craft underlying design systems to continue to scale and grow.

Redesigns 101

Jessica will talk about the three main reasons motivating a product redesign. Based on each motivation, she will outline implications and guiding questions to keep the project on track. She will share short case studies from redesign projects at Rent the Runway and VICE, with key takeaways.

“I’m not creative” & Other Myths

Design as a practice has never been more appreciated. However, many people still claim that they are not creative. Jessica will speak to the common philosophies and practices guiding creative people of all disciplines, and help to demystify design and share ways everyone on your team can serve in a creative capacity.

Jessica Brown can customize her topics and content to fit your needs.
Other topics also address Design Leadership, Women in Technology and Leadership, Product-Market Fit, Branding, E-commerce, and Startups.

Videos

Articles

NEW EVENT! We’ve partnered w/ @LadiesthatuxLA for a panel event exploring design beyond the gender binary. Join us June 25 (in 1-week!) at @Headspace in SaMo as our panelists discuss making our products & workplaces more inclusive to all gender expressions https://t.co/x05ie8Jevj

found this shocking in 2012, having assumed all VCs had strong takes on each pitch in real time

Let the stars be your guide 🌌

Get your cosmic on with @AstroGuide by VICE: https://t.co/LsrG1PAEvY

👍 We need a new field of "Society & Technology Interaction" (or STX) as @aza and I have said, since "Human-Computer Interaction" is limited to individual human + machine. Getting alignment right = "Humane Social Systems" (per invitation to @HumaneTech_ community in 4/23 event) https://t.co/rntlQYaia0

I asked the Google SWE:

👨🏿: Did you know that there is literally a class in Stanford's CS curriculum, that is basically "How to pass Google's Interview?"

👨🏼: Wait... what?! Really?

👨🏿: Yep! They spend the semester practicing. Here's the course details:

https://t.co/2xtsb0Trur

not sure how to feel about being targeted with a divorce-related promoted tweet when i am unmarried. and yes, my "personalize ads" setting is currently ON 🤔

would like karaoke mode for those song lyrics on my TV screen... maybe next tvOS #wwdc

Our life depends on others so much that at the root of our existence is a fundamental need for love. That is why it is good to cultivate an authentic sense of responsibility and concern for the welfare of others.

What better way to kick off Gemini season than with the new @astroguide horoscopes app from @vice!! Proud of the whole team—from our incredible astrologers and illustrators, to our talented PMs and engineers, to our tireless strategists

Download it here:
https://t.co/tyKuTwGWwh