Meng (her name rhymes with "tongue") helps clients develop their ambitious startup ideas to launch a product that solves real problems, and backed with a solid business strategy. From designing brand identity, wireframing, user flows, user testing, setting an A/B testing learning agenda, finding product/market fit, setting global product management and interview standards, and too many marketing/sales/fundraising decks to count, she’s worn many hats as a product designer to get the job done.
Meng has led product design and strategy at early and mid-stage startups in e-commerce, education, social media, travel, security, mobile payments, and dating—one of which appeared on Shark Tank. Meng was part of a 5-person UX special ops team during the 2014 TED Conference to help attendees bring ideas into action for speakers including Simon Sinek. She graduated as valedictorian from Parsons The New School for Design and hopes to one day make it on another game show with Snoop Dogg.
Adobe Creative Cloud Ask a UXpert: Meng He Weighs In on what I look for when hiring designers and considerations to make when designing for a diverse audience.
Ask a UXpert: How do you transition from graphic to UX design?
Ask a UXpert: What makes a great designer?
The Medium Doesn’t Matter: Meng He on Learning New Design Disciplines for HOW Design Live in collaboration with Adobe on adapting to the changing design landscape.
Course Report for my Startup Institute class to help young professionals transition from corporate to startup.
The Start podcast on how I got my start as a designer because I spent way too much time playing video games.
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Parsons The New School for Design Communication Design Valedictorian
Featured in the book Type on Screen by Ellen Lupton
Adobe Creative Jam People’s Choice Award Winner: Best UX Design
Projects for Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (space travel booking site to learn exporting assets and a pirate map to learn shapes).
Lesson file for Adobe XD CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release). Follow along to recreate my XD app project to discover and journal your favorite trails.
Project file to learn how to import assets into Adobe XD.
Speaker at the HOW Design Live Conference on making a career transition into UX design
Speaker at the Lean UX NYC Conference
Judge for Adobe Creative Jam NYC
Judge for the American Bar Association JusticeHack — Law Enforcement & Communites of Color: Building Alliances
Judge for New Challenge 2015-2016
Judge for Startup Weekend (photo by Kenny Peng)
Speaker at VentureOut
2x judge for AngelHack [video]
Mentor for Startup Next (Techstars pre-acceleration program) NYC Winter 2015 class
Mentor for Verizon Concept Studio (The Studio Project)
3x mentor for Startup Institute
5x mentor for Startup Weekend NYC
3x judge for Pitchdeck Teardown
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
TED‘s UX Special Ops team to help attendees bring ideas from the TED stage into action
Design director MitroCo (team acquired by Twitter and product open sourced)
Thrilled to have Cheek’d appear on Shark Tank (season 5, episode 18)
Exhibition book design for New York City Opera and National Art Museum of China
Devil May Cry: Eye of Dante App Trailer at 1:20–1:25
Millennial marketing advisor for Ben & Jerrys
Demonstrating lunges, pull-ups, and push ups in all four of Al Kavadlo‘s books
Richard Hamming's You and Your Research on doing important work.
Product strategy means saying no from the Intercom blog.
Julie Zhuo's How to Work with Designers—A Cheat Sheet for Engineers and PMs.
Why you should move that button 3px to the left by Braden Kowitz.