Senior Vice President of UX Design at Oracle
Hillel is Senior Vice President of UX Design at Oracle where he is leading a design renaissance to transform and elevate Oracle’s user experiences for customers. He was previously Design Director on Microsoft’s Azure Data and Machine Learning Platform, co-founder of Seattle creative agency Jackson Fish Market, and led the Windows User Experience team at Microsoft. Hillel is the co-author of a series of design books called Making Things Special. He is also the author of a series of middle-grade novels called The Madrona Heroes Register. He has served on the board and as a technical advisor for blackpast.org – the largest internet historical resource of African-American history. Hillel was also the first food blogger to ever be nominated for a James Beard award for his writing. Hillel, his wife Shelby and their three teenagers live in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle, Washington with three cats and roughly 250,000 Lego bricks.