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Billy CarlsonAdjunct Lecturer


Billy currently works as a Design Educator at Balsamiq, a design software company, where he helps designers and product folks learn best practices of all phases of UI and digital product design.  
Previously, he led large UX teams at various corporations' internal design groups. Led the design and development of several mobile applications, the design of the Artist Shops program, and facilitated many partnerships as the Director of User Experience at Threadless.
Billy's passion for making started at an early age, but it wasn't until college that he became fascinated by all forms of design. He prides himself in bringing the creative community together and does so by hosting creative events in partnership with local design groups, as well as mentoring young designers by facilitating portfolio reviews and project critiques. When he is not out running design sprints, you can find Billy at home telling bad dad jokes to his wife and four children, or replaying the Cubs World Series win, over and over again.


BFA, Visual Communication, Northern Illinois University

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