I've been in the UX world for a long time and have done everything from visual design and interaction to user research, usability testing, hiring and managing teams, and mentoring of teams and individuals.
I'm a certified instructor who taught web and print applications, has facilitated dozens of Design Thinking workshops, ran UX user groups, and has spoken at many conferences and even ran my own conference. I recently spoke at Harvard Extension school and a webinar for Trinity who help out UX Bootcampers. I love being active in our community.
I have experience in UX for consumer-side mobile, financial applications, B2B applications, Ad agencies, telecommunications, web sites, and healthcare applications (serving consumers and medical professionals).
I've managed large and small teams.
As the UX Director at Cox Automotive, Dee managed me directly. Dee has been an inspiring mentor and leader and I have benefited a lot in her leadership. Throughout my time with her, I have seen her consistently evangelizing UX across the organization and building solid importance of human-centered design by communicating with various teams across BUs.
Dee is able to empathize with people deeply and effectively. She takes out time to understand the team’s perspective patiently. This is a great quality to have for a UX professional and a leader, which makes Dee amazing at what she does! As the person who hired me and invested in me, I can say with full confidence that any team she leads in her career will thrive under her guidance and direction.
For months, I saw the momentum Dee was establishing as she advanced the UX maturity of the products she and her team supported — and when the time was right I got to join her. Dee is an earnest leader with sharp instincts, who believes in the power of user experience design and the benefits of developing the people on her team.
Wonderfully engaging, inviting and supportive . . . excellent teacher, she learned my learning style, then framed things in ways that made sense. Very strong background in creative, software, literacy in tandem with being a sensitive designer she has a natural eye for detail and beauty, form and function. Plus a great colleague to have a cup of coffee with at the start of the day!
Dee Sadler is a the complete package when it comes to User Experience design. She brings incredible design ideas to the table but also provides invaluable input for a experience along with her own impeccable design qualities. When it comes to her knowledge with current design tools and trends SHE IS THE BEST! I do not say this loosely.
As a manager she has always found ways to provide valuable input while keeping one motivated and excited about the project. Dee Sadler is one of the best managers I have ever had the pleasure to work for and I sincerely hope I have the pleasure to work with or for this impeccable woman again one day.
Designer, Coach, Mentor are some the words that come to mind when I think about Dee. I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dee for couple of years, at Sprint and as my manager at H& Block. Above all, I am impressed with Dee'’'s ability to mentor while leading projects and managing teams. Dee's knowledge of design tools and methods are invaluable. Dee would be a great asset for any position requiring modern design and direction.