Starting with (IRC) Internet Relay Chats in 1995, Sonya graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Art and eventually transitioned into the web industry professionally in 1999 as a Web Designer at Warner Bros Online.
With 19 years of experience, Sonya was previously the President of Mowie Media, a boutique UX and design agency where she spearheaded projects in the entertainment, corporate, digital media industries. With a strong passion for business strategy, product development, branding and marketing, Sonya has managed and led projects with Warner Bros, Disney, ABC and other startups to develop cutting edge digital experiences.
Sonya is currently the COO and co-founder of Dude I Need A Truck, a mobile-app that connects consumers with dudes with pick-up trucks. Her role spans across product management, UX, development marketing and business operations. She provides high level, holistic direction across design, technology, marketing and business perspectives which strategically translate into a profitable, functional and engaging interactive product that consumers want and need.
Sonya serves on the steering committee for TechSparks and Innovate Pasadena, organizations designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship within the greater Pasadena area. She is also the co-founder of Santé D'Or Foundation, a 501(c)3 no-kill animal rescue group in Los Angeles.
UX Design 101
This is an introduction to user experience design. Whether you understand the basics or have just heard the term, this interactive class explores the topic and how to learn more.
User Experience Design Bootcamp
Immerse yourself in a full day of user experience design fundamentals and walk away with an actual mobile prototype.
UX Your Life
Join JD Jordan to explore the elements of great UX and how to apply them to your life in order to map out your goals and journey.
GA Lunch Break: Transition Into Tech
Join a panel of developers who have taken the leap into full time tech careers to hear how they did it - and the advice they'd give themselves if they could go back in time.
Intro to UX Design
This is an introduction to user experience design. Whether you understand the basics or have just heard the term, you'll explore the topic and how to learn more.