Narrative and Storytelling


Being able to craft a story can benefit both our personal and professional lives, whether you are getting ready for an interview, creating storyboards, engaging with others, or proving your designs or other professional standpoint.

During this event we will be asking ourselves and learning:

How can we become better storytellers in our work?
How does is benefit our personal and professional lives?

This two hour event includes two talks and a short workshop.

--Our Speakers--

Rakesh Patwari
Rakesh is a passionately curious digital product designer, who designs, teaches design and talks design. Currently a Product design Lead at Salesforce and Instructor at UC Berkeley Ext, San Francisco.

For the past 19 years, he worked at start-ups, large enterprises and consulting firms across industries that provide him an assortment of rich and diverse experiences to draw from. He is known for making complex, clear and mentors startups. He has been invited as a speaker, as a panelist to talk about design, storytelling, leadership, and security and has been featured in podcasts.

Jessie Kitchens
Jessie has spent the last 5 years designing interactive experiences for chatbots, voice assistants, and IoT devices. She recently joined Facebook as a Conversation Designer, and was previously at Amazon's Lab126 working on new devices. Jessie came to this niche design role by way of an MFA in Acting and a passion for creating characters. When not making digital things, she is happily using her hands to make physical things

--Our Partner--

Founded in 2013, Snapdocs is the industry’s leading digital closing platform, powering over 1,000,000 closings a year. With its patented AI technology, Snapdocs is on a mission to perfect mortgage closings and transform a $2 trillion pillar of the U.S. economy. Every day, over 50,000 mortgage professionals rely on Snapdocs’ technology to automate manual work and digitize paper processes that plague the industry.

--About Us--

Global UXD is an interdisciplinary community that strives to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design thinking and creative exploration. We encourage lateral thinking, creativity, and human-centered design as a driver for enriching the human experience and contributing towards global innovation.