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Renata K. Phillippi


Design Leader and Strategist passionate about growing teams, and using design, business, and technology to solve today’s wicked problems.

Renata (she/her) began her career in web and print design, then transitioned to User Experience Design after earning an MFA from Parsons School of Design. For the last 15 years, she has had the opportunity to work across industries in the private sector, for companies such as Apple, CBS Interactive, Bank of America, and Electronic Arts. She has worked to improve organizational processes and services, design applications, solve user needs, provide research, and built design teams and operations. Renata has also assisted non-profits to accomplish their business goals, including winning an award for the best of Social Justice App assisting International Justice Mission to rescue more people out of human trafficking. She has consulted with CEOs looking to build startups to tackle some of today’s wicked problems including climate change, food insecurity, and reskilling the workforce. She was also an NYC Innovation Fellow working to overhaul and digitize city operations impacting the lives of millions of New Yorkers. Her unique background makes her adept at creating solutions to complex problems in ways that is aesthetically pleasing while solving a user’s need, even on limited budgets.