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Profile of Adekunle Oduye
more than theaveragepixelpusher

My name is Adekunle Oduye (Add-eh-koon-lay Oh-due-yay) & I'm a UX Engineer born / breed / based in Brooklyn, New York. Currently I'm at Plaid, where I'm helping to build Threads, Plaid's official design system.

In the past, I've built products for companies like NASDAQ, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Mailchimp.

Outside of work I stay active doing the following:

  • I'm a Specification Editor for Design Tokens W3C Community Group where I'm helping to create a standard for design tokens at scale.
  • Mentor & coach designers and front-end developers.
  • I speak at events around the world about product design, design system, and prototyping.

In the past, I was:

  • A mentor at Emergent Works, an organization that teaches code skills to individuals and communities impacted by incarceration system
  • A co-organizer for SassConf and GothamSass.

Companies I worked with:

  • MSK Logo
  • MSK Logo
  • Nasdaq Logo

Fun Facts#

Born & Raised in
Brooklyn, NY
# of countries visited
20+
1st generation
Nigerian-American

What I do#

With 10+ years experience in both product design and front-end engineering, I’m very passionate about user-centric design and bringing ideas from concept to completion.

Design

  • Product Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • UI Animation

Technology

  • Design System
  • Front-end Development
  • CMS Development

principles#

  • Focus
  • Empowerment
  • Authenticity
  • Quality
  • Proactiveness