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Yesenia Perez-Cruz

Yesenia Perez-Cruz is a Philadelphia-based designer working at Intuitive Company.She is also a speaker at international conferences, in demand for talks specializing in balancing performance with design, cross-team collaboration, and how to be flexible with your design process. She honed her design and user experience skills while working at Happy Cog for clients like Zappos, MTV, and Jose Garces. She also acts as an acquisitions scout for A List Apart.

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