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Lea Balcerzak

UX Strategist

While pursuing her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Lea found her place in the world of digital design through a UX Design internship building financial tools for a non-profit. Later, she spent the summer working on the service design for the store pickup experience at Dick’s Sporting Goods. After graduating, she joined Publicis Sapient as an Experience Designer and was a part of digital business transformation projects for clients such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Dodge & Cox, Marriot Bonvoy, and Ford.

When she’s not trying to put a new spin on navigation bar design, you can find Lea on the hunt for the flakiest pastry in Chicago, devouring cacio e pepe at Chicago’s best (by Lea’s standards) Italian restaurant, Tortello, or planning her next adventure abroad. She has a bad habit of ignoring the world when caught up in a great book, (politely) insisting her friends let her take their photos for their next big life event, and not knowing what to do with all her baking leftovers.

Lea eating waffle
Lea in Europe
Lea Restaurant
Lea hot air balloons