Yesenia Perez-Cruz


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Yesenia Perez-Cruz is a designer, speaker, and writer based out of Philadelphia. She is a Senior UX Manager at Shopify, Polaris. Previously, she led the Product Design team at Vox Media. She also worked at agencies like Happy Cog and Ey-Intuitive for clients like Viacom, Papa John's, Harvard University, fonts.com, and BBVA Compass. 

She's spoken around the world at conferences like An Event Apart, Velocity, and SXSW Interactive about the intersection of design and technology. Yesenia's passionate about increasing inclusivity in tech, designing responsibly, and leading with empathy. When she's not designing, you may find her photographing her beautiful city of Philadelphia, trying a new recipe, or digging into her stash of unread books.

Throughout her career, she’s helped countless teams strategize, design, and implement their brand identity and design systems. Currently, she leads a cross-functional team on the Polaris design system team at Shopify. Previously, as Senior Director of Product Design at Vox Media, she led the design system for Vox Media properties, including The Verge, Vox, and Eater.

Yesenia has been a featured speaker at conferences around the world, like An Event Apart, Design Matters, and SXSW Interactive, on topics like web performance, responsive design, and design systems.

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