I hang with the Inventory experience design leadership team at Shopify, where we’re building next-generation ecommerce tools that make commerce easier for everyone. In a past life, in South Africa, I led the experience design team at Standard Bank Group, Africa's largest bank.
I founded and ❤️ organising Pixel Up! a UX and design conference. These events exist to help bridge the gap between designers and developers in Africa with those from around the world.
Speaking and Workshops
I speak around the world and online. These days I'm focussed on talking about working effectively in multicultural teams. If you’d like me to speak at a public or private event, catch me on farai (at) pixelup.co.za.
Video of my talk at Leading Design 2019 (New York)
Past events I've spoken at
An Event Apart Fall Summit, Working Together in Diverse Teams
Oct 27, 2020 — Online
Clarity2020, Designing teams. Designing systems.
Sep 4, 2020 — Online
Leading Design - London, Cultural bias in design(ers) - Talk
Nov 6, 2019 — London, UK
CanUX, Cultural bias in design(ers) - Talk
Oct 30, 2019 — Ottawa, Canada
An Event Apart, Working Together in Diverse Teams
Oct 28, 2019 — Denver, USA
Leading Design - New York, The only one of your kind in the room: Perils and opportunities.
Jun 19, 2019 — New York, USA
UXLx, Talk + Workshop
May 21, 2019 — Lisbon, Portugal
World Interaction Design Day 2018, Our team is diverse. Now what?
Sep 25, 2018 — Toronto, Canada
Fluxible, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Sep 22, 2018 — Waterloo, Canada
UX Australia, Keynote
Aug 31, 2018 — Melbourne, Australia
UX Week, Diverse teams: Working together across cultures - Workshop
Aug 24, 2018 — San Francisco, USA
Design & Content Conference, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Jul 27, 2018 — Vancouver, Canada
Automattic People Series, Bias in multicultural teams
Apr 17, 2018 — Remote
IA Summit, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Mar 25, 2018 — Chicago, USA
Pixel Up!, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Mar 12, 2018 — Johannesburg, South Africa
Interaction 18, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Feb 8, 2018 — Lyon, France
DVT Insights, Design in Enterprise is Difficult in South Africa
Oct 25, 2017 — Johannesburg, South Africa
EOH Connect 2017, Design value and digital business
Mar 5, 2017 — Johannesburg, South Africa
Gordon Institute of Business Science, Design thinking in business
Jul 15, 2016 — Johannesburg, South Africa