CEO and Chief Designer, Animoodles
Marissa Louie is the CEO and chief designer at Animoodles, which transforms stuffed animals into heightened, creative play experiences for kids of all ages. Previously, Louie was a design leader at Apple, Yahoo and Ness (acquired by OpenTable/Priceline Group). She has won over 50 awards for her work across
industrial design, user experience and technology.
A passionate advocate for elevating the design industry at large through innovative, cross-disciplinary thinking, Louie is the founder of Designers Guild: a global online community that empowers designers across all design disciplines to advance their careers. She has given guest lectures and keynotes at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, California College of the Arts, Pixar and beyond. Louie holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where she studied industrial engineering, economics and business. She lives in Palo Alto, CA.