Our Mission

We believe that the human condition is increasingly challenged by poor experiences. IxDA intends to improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design.

To do this, we foster a community of people that choose to come together to support this intention. IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals.


Our Volunteers

IxDA Seattle is run by a network of extraordinary volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering your time or expertise, please contact us. We’ve got projects small and large to fit every interest and schedule. 


Our History

IxDA Seattle is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association, an international organization dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design. 

The IxDA Seattle chapter was created in 2008 and focuses on providing educational and social programming for local designers, from student to professional, often in collaboration with other design organizations.

Meet the IxDA Seattle Board


The board is composed of volunteers who are responsible for planning and supporting the goals of IxDA Seattle.


SL Rao

IxDA Seattle President


Delaney Cunningham

IxDA Seattle Vice President / Events & Programming Director


Lex Schoner



Alexis Miller



Rebecca VanSingel

Technology Director


Amanda Snellinger

Marketing Director


Anubhuti Jain

Volunteer Director


Thanks to Our 2018 Volunteers


Adam Schuster

Alex Tran

Aliya Marder

Chelsea Peterson

Joyce Jin

Kecheng Sun

Keturah Anderson

Kevin Decker

Laura Pacheco

Mara Aptacy 

Nancy Duan

Patty Miller

Sara Strouss

Tonia Bartz




Surya Vanka

Ellie Kemery

Bram Wessel
Executive Producer

Scott Nazarian
Executive Producer

Carrie Rice
Conference Planner

Amanda Snellinger
Social Media

Brenda Sanderson
Executive Director

Philip Hunter
Digital Experience Director

Emilia Palaveeva
Communications Co-Director

Casey Hopkins
Communications Co-Director

Ruth Kikin-Gil
Programming Co-Director

Lada Gorlenko
Programming Co-Director

Andréal Pellegrino

Michael Smith
Education Summit Chair

Dan Harvey
Student Design Charette Chair