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Hi, my name is Paola.*

I'm a user experience designer based in Los Angeles. I've been designing in some form or another for over 15 years and find myself being most passionate about solving complex problems that help make the world more equitable. My strengths lie in designing thoughtful, strategic, and tactical end-to-end experiences. 

I'm particularly interested in how ethical design is applied in practice and how it can scale to meet team or business demands. 


Design Principal, UX
Feb 2018 - Present

UX Lead, Beacon
Oct 2017 - Feb 2018

UX Lead, Teacher
Jan 2016 - Oct 2017

Senior Designer
Sole Society
Jun 2014 - Jan 2016

Lead UI & Graphic Designer
Oct 2010 - Jun 2014

Creative Director
The Smoking Section (now Uproxx Music)
Jan 2005 - Oct 2010

 *Pronounced pa-o-lah.


Paola Mendoza-Yu
Los Angeles, California


Paola Mendoza
Los Angeles, California