Kevin Hawkins is a UX Director with 15 years of experience based in Washington, DC Amsterdam Barcelona.

Currently working at 🤫 Shhh... and teaching UX & Design Thinking at GrowthTribe.

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About Me

Kevin Hawkins is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design leader. He’s been a serial startup founder, product designer, and is a seasoned instructor at GrowthTribe, General Assembly, and Georgetown University for UX and Data Visualization. He is a gay, Liberian-American with 15 years of experience building communities and launching products. He also does interior design.

Previously, he’s been lucky to work for companies such as Booking.com, PwC, EY, Gap Inc, and more. At the start of his career, he was a self-taught front-end developer and then a design contractor for small businesses and science NGOs in Washington, DC. He transitioned into user research and user experience management as he worked with national clients with high accessibility requirements. He now resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where he teaches UX and design thinking.

In his free time, he travels the world (52 countries, 46 U.S. states) to learn from how others dance, cook, and solve problems from different perspectives.

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Let's get sh*t done.

Looking for a speaker, mentor, or a fun emcee? I'm your guy!

Also, I've been teaching product design and data visualization for over 5 years at 2 universities, 3 bootcamps, and mentoring in my free time. I'm especially motivated to help women and minorities transition into tech careers. Feel free to reach out!

Also check out my latest interview/podcast!

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Awards Earned

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Students Taught

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Paid Speaking Gigs

Areas of expertise

Accessibility
Branding
Design Systems
Heuristic Audits
Ideation Workshops
Journey Mapping
Usability Testing

Cities I've lived in

Washington DC
New York
San Francisco
Amsterdam
Sydney
London

Countries I've worked in

USA
Canada
United Kingdom
The Netherlands
Australia
Turkey
Portugal

“It’s about catching customers in the act, and providing highly relevant and highly contextual information.”

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Paul Maritz
CEO at Pivotal

Memory Lane

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