Aynne Valencia-Brooks

Former Chair
Associate Professor

Aynne is a creative design leader with over eighteen years of professional digital design experience who has crafted breakthrough, award-winning cross-platform experiences for clients such as University of Phoenix, McDonalds, SunTrust Bank, Visa, Wachovia and Nike. Aynne's design pedigree includes leading product and service design teams for major consume products, international multi-channel advertising and marketing campaigns and large-scale enterprise applications.

She has worked as Lead Product Designer for Microsoft Hardware Incubation teams, Digital Product Design Director in digital advertising at AKQA, Design Lead for the Cisco Flip Camera, Service Design Lead at Fjord, and Associate Creative Director of R/GA San Francisco. Aynne actively contributes to the design community through speaking engagements, panels, and organizing community events. She served as Co-Local Leader for the San Francisco Chapter of the Interaction Designers Association (IxDA) between 2008 and 2013.  Aynne has devoted the past two years of her career to developing the next generation of designers through curriculum development, teaching and consulting on strategy and service delivering on design education. She has developed curriculum for General Assembly’s User Experience Design Immersive, and has taught Interaction and Information Design at San Francisco State University.

Website: avalen.com

Teaches: MDes Experience Design, Visual Design