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Featured Jessica Brown Director of UX VICE Keynote Speaker Design Gravity Exclusive
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California, USA

Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Branding & Advertising / Communication / Digital Design / Startup / Marketing / 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

autocompleting my email subject lines has really crossed the line for me, google. let's stick to pre-filling the recipient's name after i type "hey"

Earlier in this interview I was asked if I’d be worried that I was missing “the next Mark Zuckerberg” by not investing in straight white men.

Most investors should be asking themselves what if they miss the next tech icon by *only* investing in them.

Don't worry about <anything one might worry about>, we paused on that more than a week ago

when you need a replacement for DRUK and also a good chuckle

design twitter: have we reached peak DRUK yet?

this is one of those tweets which challenged my reading comprehension. i read the first and last bits and was like, “i can’t with this” and then realized in the middle was LEARN AN ENTIRE LANGUAGE

stranger: you remind me of your dog.

me:

stranger: you’re both fit, energetic, and blonde...

me: how astute! how else am i like this sixteen pound bundle of ears and mischief?

Women rate higher than men on 17 of 19 leadership skills, including:
- Championing change
- Solving problems
- Being bold
- Building relationships
- Communicating powerfully
- Inspiring & motivating others
- Acting with integrity
- Producing results

https://t.co/oGQjBsP7tT

dreamt i joined a women's soccer team 😄...that practiced in baja mexico 🤔. it took a mere 5 hours to drive to practice, and the dream ended right after i arrived and met some teammates. a real vision for what life could be, eh? dream analysis welcome.