Founder, Avalen LLC., a Product Design and Strategy consultancy Aynne Valencia-Brooks is founder of her own boutique design consultancy focused on product design and strategy for next generation products, partnering with agencies and clients to craft future vision and develop new ideas.
She is Adjunct Faculty at San Francisco State University teaching Interaction Design and Information Design.
Her background features a blend of creative management, design research, business strategy, visual design, branding, advertising, marketing, and service design.
She has crafted breakthrough, award-winning cross-platform experiences. Most recently Aynne has turned her attention to design education. Her design pedigree includes designing products for Microsoft, digital advertising at AKQA as Digital Product Design Director, Design lead for the Cisco Flip Camera, Service Design Lead at Fjord, and Associate Creative Director of R/GA San Francisco.
She actively contributes to the design community through speaking engagements, panels, organizing community events. She served as Co-Local Leader for the San Francisco Chapter of the Interaction Designers Association (IxDA) between 2008 and 2013.
Aynne has devoted the last two years of her career developing the next generation of designers through curriculum development, teaching and consulting on strategy and service for delivering on design education.