👋🏾 I'm Farai Madzima, a Zimbabwean UX designer, conference organiser, and speaker living in Canada.
I hang with the logistics 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 conference, and Source Up!, a front-end web 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’ve been so lucky to speak around the world. 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.
Upcoming talks and workshops
May 21, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal
Video of a talk I did recently
Past events I've spoken at
World Interaction Design Day 2019, Our team is diverse. Now what?
Sep 25, 2018 in Toronto, Canada
Fluxible, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Sep 22, 2018 in Waterloo, Canada
UX Australia, Keynote
Aug 31, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
UX Week, Diverse teams: Working together across cultures - Workshop
Aug 24, 2018 in San Francisco, USA
Design & Content Conference, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Jul 27, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada
Automattic People Series, Bias in multicultural teams
Apr 17, 2018 in Remote
IA Summit, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Mar 25, 2018 in Chicago, USA
Pixel Up!, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Mar 12, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Interaction 18, Cultural bias in design(ers)
Feb 8, 2018 in Lyon, France
DVT Insights, Design in Enterprise is Difficult in South Africa
Oct 25, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa
EOH Connect 2017, Design value and digital business
Mar 5, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa