Dani leads the User Experience (UX) team at Hot Studio. For over a decade, she has helped companies large and small embrace new technologies, define product strategies, and craft approaches to great user experiences. Working with clients such as Blurb, Eaton Vance and Ancestry.com, Dani has led teams of designers and engineers on a wide range of projects.


Dani’s UX career encompasses stints as a guerilla design consultant for startups, and tenure as a UX designer in a software consultancy focusing on the then-nascent space of rich Internet applications. Prior work lives include roles as an industrial designer and a sign language interpreter, both of which add unique influences on Dani’s UX practice today.

Dani is chronically active in the UX community, planning and organizing many professional events and conferences. She founded the IxDA San Francisco chapter in 2008, which today features more than 2,000 members.

Dani also raises children and chickens, with varying degrees of success.