UX Crunch: Enhancing Soft Skills in UX

Date and time: 15th Jun 6:00pm - 15th Jun 2023 9:00pm - Europe/London
Price from: Free
Location: Online

Soft skills are more essential than they seem. These skills form the very foundations of our abilities and make up some of the most transferrable skills in our arsenals. This UX Crunch brings together design leaders to discuss these foundational skills and what they bring to the table for UXers to help them excel. You'll learn how skills such as empathy, communication and adaptability can strengthen your skillset and, in turn, the products you produce.

In today's ever-evolving digital landscape, you'll need more than technical proficiency to navigate your profession and create impactful user experiences. Join us this June to learn how you can master your foundational skills and stand firm in a competitive digital world.


Rachel Anderson

Lead Product Designer & Manager, Synechron

Rachel is a creative leader who is motivated by the difference design can make to people in the world. After completing a Masters in Information Design, she kicked off her career working in enterprise scale UX teams at Nokia and Microsoft, before taking a completely different turn to join a growing EdTech startup.

Now, with 13 years industry experience, she has moved to join Synechron, a globally renowned consultancy who are gaining rising prominence in the UX FinTech scene in London. Rachel advocates for listening, learning and reflecting as essential skills in becoming a more empathetic and inclusive designer, leader and human.

Sunil Pithwa

Senior Product Designer, Not On The High Street

Sunil is a Senior Product Designer working at Not on the High Street. Previously working at Aviva, Moveubble, and Pancentric Digital. He enjoys being part of the design/product community and connecting with colleagues of all levels.

Since 2016 Sunil has been involved in both in-person and online events as a conference host, speaker, and moderator. He has hosted and moderated 60+ events for a multitude brands and industries in just the past 3 years.

In his spare time he loves cooking, BBQing, attending improv jams, falling off longboards, and picking up his guitar once a year and then putting it back.

Rebecca Lubitz-Marchena

Content Designer, Hobspot

Rebeca is a content designer that's worked at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and startups. Coming from higher education and marketing, she eventually pivoted into UX writing and earned a certificate in UX Research from NN/g. Rebecca is also a mentor at ADPList and loves collecting houseplants.

Mujtaba Hameed

Stripe Partners

Mujtaba is a strategist and researcher committed to solving business challenges through deep human understanding. An anthropologist by training, he has worked in London, Amsterdam and New York leading strategic projects—especially within the tech sector. His recent clients include established tech giants such as Meta and Google as well as newer startups in cybersecurity and biotech. In his downtime he likes to box and write fiction.

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