Deanna Glaze


Senior Product Designer
Amazon, Seattle, WA (05/17 - present)

  • Currently lead UX for the publisher experience across Kindle

Senior UX Manager
Audible (an Amazon company), Boston, MA (04/15 - 05/17)

  • Led design and integration of the Audible experience onto Amazon Fire devices

  • Collaborated with Amazon partners on device integration

  • Managed team of 3 product designers

Senior Product Designer
Blackboard, Boston, MA (08/14 - 04/15)

  • Led experience design initiatives for LMS software

  • Organized research initiatives

  • Led cross-functional team towards design implementation

Senior UX Designer
Connective DX, Boston, MA (01/13 - 08/14)

  • Experience Design lead for a variety of B2C and B2B clients

  • Led project research efforts (wrote research plans, facilitated discovery workshops)

  • Worked closely with client and project team to define project strategy

  • Managed junior user experience designers

Product Designer

Microsoft/Skype, Cambridge, MA (01/11 - 01/13)

  • Led the experience design of GroupChat integration into Lync client application

  • Drove consistent conversation experience across all Lync touch points

  • Collaborated with research team, co-facilitated focus groups and assisted in testing scripts

  • Collaborated with cross-product teams on future of collaboration initiative, conducting ethnographic research

  • Mentored junior product designers

Senior UX Designer, Seattle WA (06/10-01/11)

  • Created the user experience vision and visual language for, a website that allowed customers to manage and review their Kindle notes and highlights.

  • Led group of seven engineers in UI design implementation.

  • Collaborated across the org to establish a consistent brand experience for

Interactive Art Director/UX Designer, Contractor
Microsoft, Unified Communications, Cambridge, MA (09/09 - 06/10)

  • Led the redesign of a server application, transitioning from desktop to a web application

  • Managed a development and test team in the design implementation, traveling to China to guide implementation

  • Established strong relationships between Development and Design by including developers early in the process and fostering cross-group collaboration

UX/Art Director Consultant
MonkeyShine Media (09/98 - 06/10)

  • Advised on content strategy (wrote and edited copy)

  • Provided creative direction for in-house designers and vendors

  • Created research plans and coordinated user testing

  • Built clickable HTML prototypes for testing

  • Worked primarily with startups (Pawspot) and healthcare (Sermo) clients

Art Director
BigBad, Inc. Interactive Agency, Boston, MA (02/08 - 03/09)

  • Led interactive projects

  • Facilitated brand workshops, initiated research initiatives, and defined creative strategy

  • Established strong, collaborative relationships with clients, which helped define successful outcomes

  • Directed other designers, worked collaboratively with a team of information architects, strategists, and developers

Senior Visual Designer
Molecular/Isobar, Watertown, MA (03/07 - 03/08)

  • Visual design lead on complex interactive projects

  • Wrote creative briefs, facilitated brand workshops, and mentored junior designers

  • Challenged design process and drove a new process that better aligned teams and brought clients in as a collaborators

Interactive Designer
Nashville Public Television, Nashville, TN (06/04 - 03/06)

  • Interaction design and art director of award-winning documentary companion sites.

  • Front-end development

  • Design of lower-third graphics


Graphic Design
Cornish College for the Art

Creative Writing & Literature
Harvard University Extension School

Memberships & Awards

Member, former VP of Communications

IXDA, Boston

Regional Emmy 2005
Nominated for: The Ryman - Mother Church of Country Music




  • Experience Design and Strategy

  • Product Design

  • Design Management

  • Content Strategy

  • Cross-platform Design

  • Creative Direction

  • Process Management

  • Interaction Design

  • Information Architecture

  • User Research (qualitative and quantitative/analytics)

  • Usability/User Testing