Farai with a bushy beard, smiling

Peace!

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ I'm Farai Madzima, a Zimbabwean UX designer, conference organiser, and speaker living in Canada.

Interaction design

I hang with the logistics experience design leadership team at Shopify, where weโ€™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.

Organising Conferences

I founded and โค๏ธ 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

Iโ€™ve been so lucky to speak around the world. These days I'm focussed on talking about working effectively in multicultural teams. If youโ€™d like me to speak at a public or private event, catch me on farai (at) pixelup.co.za.

Upcoming talks and workshops

  • UXLx, Workshop
    May 21, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal

Video of a talk I did recently



Past events I've spoken at

2018

  • 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

2017

  • 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

2016

Say Hi!

Catch me on @farai_uxguy or farai {at} pixelup.co.za.

Peace!