LTUX NYC + McKinsey Design: What’s your UX journey?

Whether we’ve studied it, transitioned into it or fallen into UX by accident, the beauty of it is that there is no specific path. With UX designer roles as varied as our background, it’s always fascinating to hear one’s UX journey. Come join us as we talk to McKinsey Design and hear about the career paths of our esteemed panelists, the challenges they face as female design consultants and how they hope to see the field evolve.


  • 6:30pm: Doors Open (Food & refreshments will be served.)
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm: Presentation + Speaker Panelists
  • 8:00pm – 8:15pm: Q&A
  • 8:15pm – 8:45pm: Networking


  • Natashia Tjandria (Experience Design Lead)
    Natashia builds Fortune 500 companies’ digital futures through an integrated approach to user research, user centered design and data analytics. In Digital McKinsey her role spans under the umbrella of User Experience generalist. Her most exciting role to date is perhaps being the game master of an analog board game which walks clients through design thinking and customer centricity.
  • Jocelyn Wu (Experience Design Lead)
    Jocelyn joins Digital McKinsey as a Design Lead. She is an engineer turned designer with over six years of experience in user experience strategy and design. She helps global institutions refine their digital transformation agendas and design digital products for employees and consumers. She enjoys applying design thinking to business problems, crafting solutions for target users.
  • AnneMarie Lock (Associate Design Director) 
    AnneMarie is an Associate Design Director at McKinsey Design, specializing in the intersection of service and digital design for healthcare organizations. Prior to joining Veryday, AnneMarie led design at a startup focused on in-home patient care. She leverages her extensive experience designing digital tools for a variety of industries, as well as her research background in the social sciences to develop new products and services based on deep insights into how people think and feel.
  • Moderator: Jennifer Speciale (Executive Recruiter)
    Since 2014, Jennifer has overseen global recruiting for the Experience Design capability within Digital McKinsey. During her tenure, this team has grown from 1 to 350+ designers, across 15 countries. Specializing in start-up ventures, Jennifer’s passion is realized in all things technology and design, with a particular interest in women in leadership.

About McKinsey Design
McKINSEY DESIGN helps clients drive growth by delivering breakthrough products, services, customer experiences, and design-led innovation. We take a unique, multidisciplinary approach bringing together top design talent from award-winning design studios (LUNAR, Veryday, and McKinsey Digital Labs) with McKinsey’s deep industry expertise. This combination of analytical rigor and breakthrough creativity helps clients across private, public, and social sectors innovate at scale and speed.

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