Mona Patel, Motivate Design and UX Hires

Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Mona Patel, CEO of Motivate Design and UX Hires. Mona is also an instructor at Parsons The New School for Design.

About Mona Patel:
For over 15 years, Mona Patel’s ability to strategize quickly and customize solutions has set her apart in the industry. She has delivered user experience strategies and in-house usability programs for hundreds of clients through training and consulting. Her special recipe combines positivity, timeless wisdom, sharp design thinking, and a little bit of magic glitter to bring you the kind of success you didn’t even see coming. Her core expertise is in understanding why people do what they do — from banking via mobile phones to baby bedding design combinations that expectant women associate with being a good mother.

Mona started Motivate Design, a boutique user experience (UX) and design agency, in 2009 to create a place where clients could get what they need, rather than what an agency needs to sell. Discovery, disruption and design — her Motivate Design team innovates through design thinking to create exceptional experiences for brands, products and services. Mona and the team are passionate (borderline fanatical) about helping clients humanize technology, transform their businesses, and enrich people’s lives. In 2011, she founded UX Hires, a user experience and design recruiting agency dedicated to fulfilling UX staffing needs for companies in any industry and matching great UX talent to the best opportunities available.

In addition to managing Motivate Design and UX Hires, Mona teaches at Parsons The New School for Design, where she focuses on showing students the value of good design research. To balance out her hypersonic speeds, she is a certified yoga instructor and she sleeps (somewhere in between running two companies, caring for her two young sons, and making sure she arrives early for date night with her husband). She holds a M.S. in Marketing Communications from Boston University and a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University.


Twitter @MonaPatel

Twitter @Motivate_Design

Twitter @UX_Hires


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