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Elaine Ann is the Founder and CEO of Kaizor Innovation. Elaine has 26+ years of experience in UX/Design Thinking and is a veteran of the early dot-com era in the mid 90's having lived and worked in the U.S. for 12 years. She has worked in New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco for companies such as Razorfish, Philips Design and has designed the User Experiences of some of the very early Internet/technology businesses. Her current clients range from Google, Airbnb, Dropbox, Intel, HP, BMW as well as Tech Startups.
She recently moved to Vancouver and offers a CXO Advisory (Chief Xperience Officer), program to Tech Founders on Product-Market Fit/Customer Discovery/Customer Validation to gain user traction. Her company helps Tech Startups come to Canada via the Startup Visa Program as well. Elaine is also a UX Mentor at the Founder Institute Western Canada and has trained up more than 1000 Tech Startups in North America and Asia with accelerators/incubators such as MIT Innovation Node, Google EYE Program (Empowering Young Entrepreneurs), The Cage at Lane Crawford Joyce Group, Infinity Lab Hong Kong, Tsinghua X-Lab, BluePrint etc.
Elaine also trains students on New Product/Services Innovation and User Experience previously at undergrad, masters and Executive level at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, HK Design Institute etc. Her past students now became Senior UX designers in companies such as: Google, Facebook, Airbnb, DBS Bank, Tencent, Ant Financial, IDEO, Bain & Company, Microsoft etc.
Besides her professional work, Elaine is also active in the non-profit community. She was the Vice-Chairman of HK Designers Association in 2012-2014 and ran the UX community (IxDA Hong Kong) for 15 years since 2006. She currently runs the IxDA Vancouver a UX community with 1000+ members. Elaine graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Communication Design and Masters in Interaction Design. She is also an EMBA alumni of the Cheung Kong Business School (Beijing) and Stanford Executive Education Design Thinking Bootcamp's alumni.
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UX Career pursuers who do not have formal visual design training
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