Marissa Louie is a UX Design Director at Expedia Group, where she runs a global design organization that is responsible for the native apps and homepages of flagship Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Wotif, and more.
She is the Founder of Animoodles, a childrens toy and entertainment company 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/Booking Holdings). 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 Alameda, CA.