UX San Antonio creates ways for people to connect, explore, and grow in the career field of user experience (UX).
Volunteers helped Hector Carrillo and Bob Hotard launch Mission UX, a grassroots-based conference held in San Antonio for UX people. After two annual conferences, we decided we wanted more, an empowering community where we could help and be helped, learn, grow, and build relationships. Also, we wanted to meet with recruiters, experts, and business people.
At last, the first gathering packed the event space at iHeartMedia headquarters in San Antonio on Jan. 9, 2020, featuring Lou Rosenfeld, publisher for Rosenfeld Media. Because of the pandemic, we shifted to online meetings in February.
We use Meetup.com for event announcements and registration. So far, monthly events charge no admission price thanks to our generous sponsors. On the side, we offer volunteer projects and a Slack channel. Job seekers and career-changers can connect with us for a portfolio review, interview tips, or someone to talk to. Finally, some of our sponsors are staffing companies, and their recruiters participate on Slack as active members.
Our Nonprofit Fiesta for the Mind
Fiesta for the Mind is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that produces idea-focused communities in San Antonio, including:
* User Experience San Antonio (this organization)
* TEDxSanAntonio, a premier TEDx event community
* Creative Mornings San Antonio
To find out more about Fiesta for the Mind or our programs, reach out to the Fiesta for the Mind board president Susan Price at Susan@FirecatStudio.com.
A wise ally
Fortunately, we work under the umbrella of Fiesta for the Mind, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports events for TEDxSanAntonio, World Usability Day, and World Information Architecture (IA) Day. Therefore, UX San Antonio values Fiesta for the Mind founder Susan Price for her time and contributions as Advisor on our leadership team during this important first few years.
Ways we serve
- Connect people in San Antonio’s robust UX job market.
- Support learning and growth for all skill levels.
- Create opportunities for UXers in our community.
- Expand awareness of the benefits of human-centered design (HCD).
- Have fun!
Cherri Pitts - President
Paula Schuler - VP, Communications
Adrienne Palmer - VP, Digital Ops
Susan Price - Advisor
Her vision is for UXSA to help people who are interested in learning UX from a reliable source, especially in San Antonio. She’s a mother of four, grandmother of two, and doggie mom to four rescues. When she’s away from the computer, she and her husband enjoy doing hands-on renovations of their home.
As a Lead UX Designer for AT&T’s Design Standards team, Bob managed a Design System website serving UX designers, developers, and marketing/business partners. Since August of 2020, he has facilitated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conversations at AT&T, guiding employees in conversation about racism and civil injustices against marginalized groups.
Bob uses a background in multimedia production and sales management to sharpen management skills while volunteering for design related organizations including UXSA, TEDxSanAntonio and local UI/UX conferences.
Bob enjoys DDPYoga, playing team sports, listening to Blues and Rock-n-Roll music, as well as spending time with family and a rescue poodle named Luna.
Susan fosters communities of ideas.
She co-founded TEDxSanAntonio, Austin Free-Net, Fiesta for the Mind, and UX San Antonio. She helps clients create innovation communities.