Let’s Discover: Designing Products + Experiences

Passionate about product design or curious about the process of taking an idea to design reality? Meet three passionate designers and learn more about their craft, hire them, or just scroll through their beautiful portfolios.

Discover more inspiring people who love #design.

Yvonne Perez Emerson, in our header photo, is the kind of person who makes things happen. As the founder of WeMake, a Portland-based nonprofit, and an adjunct professor at Portland State’s School of Art, Yvonne is constantly finding new ways to learn, collaborate, and take risks. Check out Yvonne’s Spotlight to support WeMake.

Virginia Commonwealth University student Brandon Shields is an advocate for helping young people become productive members of society. As a visual designer, he has worked on everything from branding to interactive design. Check out his portfolio to see some his past branding projects.


As a full-stack user experience designer, Montreal-based Sorin Stefan optimizes his designs for any environment. He’s passionate about innovation, design, and skiing and is currently open to new opportunities.

Zoë Björnson is an Editorial + Social Media Coordinator with about.me. She is a graduate of Tulane University. You can find her on Twitter @kzoeb.