JANELLE HITZ

PRODUCT + VISUAL DESIGN, LIVING IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
HELLO

Hi! I’m Janelle, a multi-disciplinary design leader based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently working on the Disney+ platform.

When I’m not designing, I love surfing, snowboarding, and playing video games.

Roots Design Podcast Interview
Episode 050: The Chicken Chaser
“In this episode, we talk about the being a first time design manager, doing product design for games and gaming websites, launching Disney+, and so much more.”
Women of Silicon Valley 2020, May 4th & 5th
Shaping Diversity on Design Teams
I’ll talk about why diversity on a design team is so essential, ways in which designers can champion change, and how diversity and inclusion affects the work we create as designers.
PORTFOLIO
WORK EXPERIENCE

With over 12 years of experience and 5 of those directly managing teams, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented people at great companies.

Aug 2018 – Present

Disney+  Senior Designer

Sep 2017 – Aug 2018

Wavedash Games  UI/UX Product Design Lead

April 2014 – June 2016

Blizzard Entertainment  Design Lead / Manager

Jan 2011 – April 2014

Electronic Arts  Visual Design Lead / Manager

KNOWLEDGE IN:
Management, Product Strategy, Art Direction, Web Design, Mobile, E-Commerce, Software Application Design, Graphic Design, 10 FT/TV, Product Design, Marketing, Advertising, Prototyping, Typography, UI, UX, Branding, User Research, Recruitment/Hiring

TOOLS:
Sketch, Principle, Abstract, After Effects, Invision, Invision Studio, Zeplin, Axure, Balsamiq, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD, Proto.io, Unity, Perforce, JIRA

Contact Me

Let’s Talk!

Email Me
janelle.hitz@gmail.com
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