Mary Wharmby
Mary W Experience Design and Strategy

I'm a creative and passionate UX designer, leader and teacher.
Over the last 15 years, I've helped a few big and small companies solve some thorny design challenges. My process blends big-picture thinking with meticulous attention to detail, creating intuitive and delightful results.
Get in touch. I'd love to chat!



  • Hewlett Packard
  • Wells Fargo
  • Charles Schwab
  • Schoolloop
  • Kinzaa
  • Replicon
  • Electronic Arts
  • UBS

Work Samples



Making Big Data Friendly for Software Security
Making Big Data Friendly for Software Security
Reimagining K-12 LMS as a Communications Platform
Reimagining K-12 Education
Staffing Solutions with a Dating Twist
Offering Staffing Solutions with a Dating Twist
Delivering a Kinder, Gentler Time Tracking System
Creating a Kinder Gentler Time Tracking System
Building a Local Peer-to-Peer Multi-Channel Economy
Building a Local Peer-to-Peer Multi-Channel Economy
Discovering the Social Foundations of Digital Gaming
Discovering the Social Foundations of Gaming

Skills and Methods



Human Centered Design
Human Centered Design
Workshop Facilitation
Workshop Facilitation
Design Education
Design Education

About



I'm a hands-on problem solver who's successfully led research, strategy and design teams in small start-ups and large enterprises for 15 years. I'm passionate about the potential of design to solve problems and improve lives.

In my spare time, I mentor and teach design at several Bay Area graduate and professional schools and am a local leader for IxDASF.

I have an MFA in New Media from Academy of Art University (my designer/problem solver side) and a MA in International Relations from Columbia University (my systems analysis/researcher side). I've lived and worked in Europe, Russia and India.

Have an interesting design challenge?
I'd love to chat!

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Thanks, I'll be in touch.