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May 15, 2020

Skillsharing Webinar

Magued Hanna RGD, and Starla Benson RGD

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Professionals share their expertise and tips to broaden your skill set and enhance your design efficiency and effectiveness.

The art of decluttering our components by Starla Benson RGD
Starla shares what she has learned working with a fresh brand and contributing to a new design system. Starla is the Senior Visual Designer for the award-winning Digital Customer Experience team at Canada Life. She brings 15 years of relevant experience to a multidisciplinary team of dedicated experts to create engaging, customer-friendly experiences.

Leveling the playing field between designers and developers by Magued Hanna RGD

Magued covers flows and tools that help reduce the ambiguity, especially when working remotely. Magued is the Creative Director of and a creative leader with over 20 years of strategic, management and hands-on expertise across media and industries - from fintech and real estate to high tech and automotive. As one of only a handful of UX Master certified professionals in Canada, he has a deep understanding of UX for web and mobile, as well as a passion for accessibility. He also knows what it takes to grow a successful design team from the ground up, and how to foster collaboration, innovation and excellence in cross-functional teams.

Magued Hanna RGD

University of Toronto

As a creative leader with over 20 years of strategic management experience and hands-on expertise in various digital ecosystems and industries, I've built my career by designing insight-based, accessible products and experiences that engage, convert, and retain diverse audiences, ultimately driving organizational growth. Being one of the few UX Master-certified professionals in Canada, I specialize in creating and scaling consistent, cohesive, innovative, and highly usable omni-channel experiences. Notably, I've led the development of multiple company-wide design systems and the XE currency app, which boasts over 80 million installs. Along the way, I've successfully grown and led design teams, fostering collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.

In addition to my professional work, I'm an active Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) Board Director and Vice Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. I conduct portfolio reviews and RGD new member portfolio evaluations. Hosting monthly webinars, I champion accessibility for web and mobile spaces. Additionally, I share my expertise at industry events and teach UX/UI design at the University of Toronto, where I enjoy mentoring and identifying up-and-coming talent.