Speaker Hillel Cooperman


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.

Creating a thriving design culture where designers love their work is no small challenge.

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