Inez Patel

Inez is an experienced product designer and leader with expertise in the financial services industry. She built her career specializing in UX, customer research, and strategy at EOH, 22seven, and Vitality Group. Over time Inez developed a passion for community building, design leadership, and creating high-performing teams. She is currently the Design Director for Absa’s award-winning banking app. 

 In 2019, Inez founded She Can Do, a non-profit organisation that helps women enter and excel in the design industry. The alumnae of She Can Do have gone on to land corporate design jobs locally as well as design jobs internationally. She is also a director of Girls Invent Tomorrow, an NPO that exposes young girls to careers in STEAM.

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Inez Patel

Design Director


Danielle Goosen

Design Project Lead
Absa Design Office


Estee Jacobs

UX Engineer


Irmi-Mari le Roux

Root Cause Care


Kudakwashe Sachirarwe

UX/UI Designer


Mzwandile Makgoba

Design Practice Lead


Olivia Lucas

Senior UX Researcher
Mantaray UX


Rob Cowie

Senior Design Specialist
Absa Group


Schalk Venter

Product Design Lead, Lecturer
Schalk Venter


Shay Fisher

Head of Digital


Tshepang Jonathan

Product Designer


Wadzanayi Kim

User Experience Lead
Beedesigned Studio


Sean Buch

UX/UI Design Leader | Product Strategist & Manager


Rachel Main

User Experience Designer
Sand Dollar Design


Davidzo Mashiri

User Experience Researcher
Sand Dollar Design


Jacqueline Fouche

Principal experience designer and Design coach

Dean Broadley

Design Executive
Designing Humans