Hello
I’m Janelle Hitz, a multi-disciplinary design leader based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently bringing design, storytelling, and delight to the Disney+ platform.
When I’m not designing, I love surfing, snowboarding, and playing video games.
Balancing the Grind Interview
I sat down to answer some work-life balance questions for Balance the Grid. We touch on my career background, inspirations, routine, working habits, favorite podcasts, books I’m reading, and more.
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.”
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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, web flow, Unity, Perforce, JIRA

Reach Out

Let’s Talk!

Email Me
janelle.hitz@gmail.com
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