Cassandra Cappello

It's nice to virtually meet you! 👋🏼

Hey! I'm Cassandra and I love creating digital products. I’m based in beautiful Vancouver and am currently a senior product designer at Microsoft. I'm also currently getting my masters in human computer interaction at the Rochester Institute of Technology (almost done!). I've wanted to be a designer since I was fourteen years old and haven't looked back since.

When I'm not at work I like to teach and mentor designers entering the field. Helping a new generation of designers is extremely important to me. And when I'm not at my computer I like going on ridiculously long walks/hikes, reading, and painting. I also enjoy taking on interesting freelance projects. Reach out if you'd like to connect!

Teaching & Mentorship 🏫

I've been a design mentor and teacher for over four years and would love to help you in your journey as a designer. I've mentored over 100 aspiring designers, who I still have great relationships with to this day. I didn't receive a ton of help in my early career and I know how much the people around you can propel you forward or hold you back. So, if there's anything you'd like to discuss, from learning specific elements of design, to getting a job, please feel free to reach out. I promise I'm friendly!

If you'd like to book a one-on-one mentorship session with me then you can do so right here.

Experience 💻

Microsoft June 2021–Present

Senior Product Designer working on Yammer and Viva Engage.

Designlab October 2018–Present

Mentor and career coach for bootcamp students.

Freelance Designer January 2012–Present

Designs in a wide array of areas including web sites, web apps, mobile apps, and corporate identity.

TouchBistro Febuary 2018–March 2021

Product Design Team Lead creating restaurant management software.

Q4 Inc. July 2016–February 2018

Product Designer creating financial software for corporate stock trading.

Pilot Interactive January 2016–May 2016

Interaction designer working on digital products for various clients.

Macroblu February 2015–January 2016

Lead Graphic Designer creating digital solutions for small businesses.

Normative May 2014–November 2014

UI/UX designer working on digital products for various clients.