Student Office Hours

Here are some awesome students and full time designers who would love to help you out with your portfolio. Previously hosted on Students Who Design.

Nasha Torres

Rochester Institute of Technology

Nasha Torres is currently a senior at RIT. She recently spent her summer working at Google Creative Lab as a general designer, doing everything from product design to 3D and motion. She loves chubby plants and discovering new music.

Book time with Nasha here

Tiffany Eaton

California College of the Arts

Tiffany is an interaction designer at Google . Previously, she has interned at DocuSign and Intuit. Tiffany keeps a blog where she writes about design on, and has done editorial work for companies such as Invision and Fjord.

Book time with Tiffany here

Cyrus Lau

Simon Fraser University

Cyrus is a product designer at Facebook, working in the community building space. With previous roles at startups and agency, he brings a wide range of skills and experiences. Occasionally you'll find him experimenting with ramen recipes in the kitchen or planning another trip to Japan!

Book time with Cyrus here

Ishaan Kansal

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ishaan was born and raised in India before he came to study Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Currently working as a Product Designer at Samsara, he has previously been a Kleiner Perkins Design fellow at Airware, and did product design internships at FB and Pinterest.

Book time with Ishaan here

Zain Khoja

Cornell University

Zain is a native Texan studying Information Science at Cornell. This upcoming summer, he will be a Product Design Intern at Instagram. Most recently, he was a Systems Design Intern at GitHub. In his free time, he loves drinking sweet tea and playing the ukulele.

Book time with Zain here

Antonio Song

Carnegie Mellon University

Antonio is a designer born in Seoul, raised in Beijing. With previous design intern experiences at LinkedIn, PayPal, Venmo, and Apple, he's currently working on designing an interface for a NASA funded lunar rover, launching in 2021 to the Moon, on the path to becoming the world's first private lunar landing.

Book time with Antonio here

Jimmy Hsu

Simon Fraser University

I am a Vancouver-based designer finishing my undergraduate degree. I went from 0 internships to landing 4 in a span of two years. Most recently, I spent 7 months at Microsoft interning at Xbox and Visual Studio. I'm currently interested in developer tools and automotive design.

Book time with Jimmy here

Ariel Chan

University of Washington

Ariel is a Visual Communication Design senior at the University of Washington with experience in branding, motion, interface and web design. Previously, she was an Inclusive Design Intern at Airbnb on Design Language Systems with a focus in Digital Accessibility.

Book time with Ariel here

Calvin Zheng

University of Waterloo

Calvin is finishing up his senior year at the University of Waterloo. Before that, he took two years off to do back-to-back internships, most recently having interned at Microsoft. He can help answer questions about the differences between designing at and applying to startups, agencies, and big tech.

Book time with Calvin here

Jihoon Suh

University of Washington

Jihoon is currently product designer at Facebook Gaming. He previously interned at Google Daydream. Outside of work, he enjoys various types of side projects, and traveling.

Book time with Jihoon here

Celine Yan

Northeastern University

Born and raised in NYC, Celine began her career as a software engineer and is now a product-thinking driven designer at heart. Previously, she was a Product Designer intern at Microsoft and a UX Designer co-op at Zipcar. She'll be an incoming Product Designer Intern at Facebook next summer!

Book time with Celine here

Aditi Khazanchi

Rochester Institute of Technology

Aditi is currently designing for Mixed Reality at Microsoft and was previously an intern there working on inclusive VR. She is passionate about inclusive design and accessibility. You can find her planning her next travel or obssessing over home decor.

Book time with Aditi here

Sanjana Galgalikar

University of Washington

Currently a Product Designer & Product Manager at a seed stage startup focused on the voice assistant space. Interested in startups, social good, and STEM education outreach.

Book time with Sanjana here

Mackenzie Derival

University of Waterloo

Mackenzie is a senior at UWaterloo majoring in Liberal Arts. Last summer, he worked at Google as a UX Design intern. He also co-founded a startup called Node App which enables brands to connect with influencers. In his spare time, he likes to play hike.

Book time with Mackenzie here

Brendan Elliott

Cornell University

Brendan is currently a Product Designer at Facebook. Previously he has interned at Apple and SalesPad. In addition to designing digital experiences, Brendan enjoys making physical products, competing in endurance races and exploring the outdoors.

Book time with Brendan here

Rachel Cheng

York University/Sheridan College (YSDN)

Rachel is currently studying Design at YSDN in Toronto. Most recently, she was a Product Design Intern at Facebook last summer. She has also interned at Work & Co and Universe. Other than that, you can find her actively improving the design education space and mixing beats.

Book time with Rachel here

Vanessa Ng

University of California, Berkeley

Vanessa was born & raised in Singapore, and just graduated from UC Berkeley. She is currently a product designer at Segment. She has previously interned at IBM Design in Germany, and Mercari. She loves backpacking, architecture, and trying to learn languages.

Book time with Vanessa here


Rochester Institute of Technology

Hasque is currently a senior at RIT. He previously was at DoorDash as a Kleiner Perkins Fellow & recently completed an internship at Instagram on the stories team. He loves startups and side projects and is currently running Cofolios.

Book time with Hasque here

Jemma Kwak

University of California, Berkeley

Jemma is a senior at UC Berkeley and was an intern at Facebook this summer. She has previously interned at Adobe. She is studying Psychology at Berkeley and is interested in the intersection of art, technology, and social good.

Book time with Jemma here

Rachel He

New York University

Rachel is currently a senior at NYU majoring in Computer Science and graduating in December 2019. She was previously a design intern at Airbnb and Peloton. She was also Kleiner Perkins Fellow at Doordash.

Book time with Rachel here

Andrés Arbelaez

University of Maryland

Andrés is currently a product designer at Facebook. He also has designed emerging technologies as an IDEO CoLab fellow and built cross-platform products as an Instagram software engineering intern.

Book time with Andrés here

Ethelia Lung

Rochester Institute of Technology

Ethelia's a transplant to California from Hong Kong. Primarily focused in the digital space, she's detail-oriented, gently opinionated, and a bit of a perfectionist. Ethelia currently works as an Interaction Designer at YouTube, and was previously an intern at Google and

Book time with Ethelia here

Gabe Cagara

Rochester Institute of Technology

Gabe is a senior at RIT. Other than interning at Google this past summer with the YouTube Music Team and working with the HoloLens Mixed Reality team at Microsoft the previous summer, he also enjoys hugs, hawaiian pizza and the pen tool.

Book time with Gabe here

Cordell Yee

Penn State

Cordell is a senior at Penn State majoring in entrepreneurship. He interned at Facebook last summer. Always working on fun projects, including Team Solomid,,and

Book time with Cordell here

Aaditya Ailawadhi

Rhode Island School of Design

Aaditya is a UX and Product Designer at Microsoft. Previously he has interned at Microsoft, and Nuance. He is a graduate of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Aaditya loves cars, taking pictures of buildings, and building cool things.

Book time with Aaditya here

Emily Frebowitz

Rochester Institute of Technology

Emily is a senior at RIT studying new media design. She spent last summer interning at Facebook as a product design intern. She’s also interned at Johnson & Johnson at their design studio doing UX. You can find her either in a forest or behind a screen at all times, nothing inbetween.

Book time with Emily here