Meet Our Mentors

1-on-1 support from industry experts

Our mentors and tutors elevate your learning experience from great to amazing, pushing you to achieve excellence.


CareerFoundry mentors have decades’ worth of experience under their belts from such noteworthy companies as Google, Microsoft and Twitter, so you can rest assured that their cumulative knowledge of the industry is second to none. Through them, you’ll get insights, connections, and industry-related knowledge that no textbook could ever teach.

If you’re interested in becoming a CareerFoundry Mentor, you can learn about mentoring here.

The mentor advisory board

The Mentor Advisory Board

We’re incredibly proud of the relationships that we have with our Mentors and Tutors. Not only are their skills and previous experience invaluable to the education of their students, they also have a profound effect upon the way we run CareerFoundry.

We love to gather feedback from a variety of our highly skilled mentors and thus we rotate the board on a yearly basis to ensure we hear from all of the amazing minds working alongside CareerFoundry.

Meet the board of advisors who inform our decisions with their expert knowledge and first-hand feedback:


William cole

William Cole

Innovation can be the by-product of constraint and often what your product doesn't do can make the best experience.



Carlo van der Pluijm

Doers get what they want, everyone else gets what they get.


Tobias treppmann

Tobias Treppmann

Be the person you wish you had by your side when you started out in the field.


Jeremy schweitzer

Jeremy Schweitzer

I think it's important to keep UX fun and down to earth!

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Pia klancar

Pia Klancar

In the end everything connects ... the more you learn, the more you earn.

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Linn vizard

Linn Vizard

It's not what you do, it's not even what you make, it's what you facilitate!


Danielle reid

Danielle Reid

As a design lead, I identify talent and execute on the result with a smart process that allows for rapid iteration to meet product-market fit.


Khaled gomaa

Khaled Gomaa

Be the person you needed when you were young



Paola Palencia

It is not enough to only do great work, designers that know how to sell design are much more desired.


Parth naliwar

Parth Naliwar

Design is the art and science of creation and evolution.



Margarida Carvalho

For me mentoring is a two-way street. We need to be objective, open-minded and have the ability to ask pertinent questions that make the students think. Their answers will foster our own learning too.



Alexia Samut-Tagliaferro

I'm an advocate of user-centred design and a believer of 'design thinking' in that how you frame or think about user needs directly affects the solution!



Abhi Bhattacharya

Imagination is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein. I quote him a lot, and I think this one is applicable to anyone who wants to build a product from the ground up, because that's why we do what we do in the first place!



Paddy Donnelly

Mentoring with CareerFoundry has been an eye-opening experience for me. As my students question why we do certain things certain ways, it's made me rethink a lot of the automatic design decisions I make, which is healthy to do every so often.


Dana lynn

Dana Lynn

Design collaboration leads to innovation.


Hannah niebla

Hannah Niebla

What I’ve enjoyed most about being a Tutor is the passion my students have shown for UI design, it made me fall in love with my career all over again! I feel so committed to help them reach their full potential.



Evan Verdoia

Good design makes the world a better place and I have always been driven to create that world.


Hesham abd elmegid

Hesham Abd-Elmegid

Prioritize focusing on what matters over all distractions and you will get there faster than most.

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Zubair shams

Zubair Shams

Mentoring is a key for successful career change. Having a good mentor that knows how to motivate and guide during the difficult phase leads to ultimate success.


Brian cheung

Brian Cheung

Be a sponge: ready to give a little information when poked; a bit more when squeezed; and able to absorb more.


Ahmad alhuwwari

Ahmad Al-Huwwari

Understanding the user is the most important factor in creating a successful application.



Chava Canolli

Design a solution.


Eric an

Eric An

There's no faster route to expertise than repetition.

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Ali el zoheiry

Ali El Zoheiry

Gain the power to turn your thoughts into reality.


Joe spadafora

Joe Spadafora

It's never too late to not know what you want to be when you grow up.


Fabio cantoni

Fabio Cantoni

Programming is 10% learning and 90% practicing. Aim to learn something new every day, and put it into practice as soon as possible.


Samantha iovino

Samantha Iovino

We rise by lifting others.


Steffen schilb

Steffen Schilb

In UX design, there is no right or wrong, but there is better or worse. Being a well-trained UX designer means that you chose the better options by instinct.


Laurence bricker

Laurence Bricker

I love teaching. It is rewarding on many levels. I am able to share my knowledge and I learn so much interacting with students.


Wojciech hupert

Wojciech Hupert

The idea of having a mentor is huge! A good mentor is worth his or her weight in gold.

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Leah Kay Simons Fidas

If you passionately want to be in UX, I will fight for you all the way toward reaching your dream. No mentee left behind.


Tara york

Tara-Lee York

As a UX/UI designer, the decisions that we make affect real people. We have a responsibility to do it wisely.


Alex munck

Alexander Munck af Rosenschöld

Never give up!


Luca longo

Luca Longo

Design is how it works.


Ben bagley

Ben Bagley

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.


Muwuso mkochi

Muwuso Mkochi

Work on projects that go beyond the artist's ego and acknowledge consumers' needs first. Take on work that can make you laugh and that encourages design as a way to solve complex as well as simple problems.

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Diego Ostrovsky

I always encourage my students to understand the reasons behind a project. It's not always about making things more beautiful but also functional from the design as well as marketing perspective and technology.