About Me

Headshot of Amanda NewmanI’ve been working in digital design for over 15 years, specializing in interfaces and user experience. These days, I’m Director of Product Design at TurnTo. Prior to that, I helped make complex software more friendly at Datto/Autotask. In a past life, I worked on casual games and virtual world experiences, which was a wild ride and valuable crash course in human behavior.

Before “UX” had any real recognition, we were just designers who cared about people.

I’ve always been driven by a passion for connecting people with technology that can improve their lives, and I personally measure success by the value a product brings to a person.

As of late, I’m thoroughly enjoying growing our research practice, tuning processes, and fostering cross-discipline collaboration, in order to enable our design team at TurnTo to be more efficient, effective, and deliver increased ROI.

In my spare time, I’m an electronic musician and co-founder of The Coterminous Collectiv (a collective of Hudson Valley area electronic musicians and multimedia artists), a dancer, cat mom, terrarium-maker, and serial DIY-er. I believe that art is a universal language and a uniter of people and that we should all share more of it.

I love living in/exploring the beautiful Catskill mountains of Upstate NY, and finding the best cup of coffee wherever life takes me.

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