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Lessons from design leaders: How culture shapes design at Pinterest and Shopify

Anne Purves, Amy Thibodeau and Eli Woolery
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Culture means something different for every organization, but one thing is certain–culture shapes product design.

Join us to explore the intersection of design and culture with leaders at two of the world’s most beloved companies, Anne Purves (Pinterest) and Amy Thibodeau (Shopify). Alongside host Eli Woolery, InVision’s Director of Design Education, they’ll discuss the influence of company culture on product design, design processes, balancing between creativity and operations —and so much more.

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Anne Purves

Anne Purves is the Design Operations Manager at Pinterest. She has not only shaped the role of the producer, but has also championed design through the rapid growth of the company. Anne has also found a way to introduce “process” into cross functional teams and not have people revolt. Prior to Pinterest, Anne hailed from both agency (Method SF) and product worlds (Jawbone) where she had in-depth experience working with a variety of clients and complex design challenges. She lives with her husband and newborn in San Francisco.

Amy Thibodeau

Amy Thibodeau currently leads UX for Shopify’s App and Partner Platform. Before that she worked on the launch of Shopify's design system Polaris. Amy has over a decade of experience planning and building useful digital product and was an early member of Facebook’s product content strategy team.

Eli Woolery

Eli is the Director of Design Education at InVision. He is the co-author of Design Leadership Handbook on DesignBetter.Co and is a lecturer in the Product Design program at Stanford University.