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
“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.”

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

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

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

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