Kat Vellos is a Senior Product Designer at Slack, where she helps users understand the value of Slack and ways to get the most of it.
Prior to joining Slack, she was a product designer at Pandora and Viv (later acquired by Samsung). For the last 15 years she’s been practicing design thinking in diverse roles including graphic designer, art director, experiential facilitator, non-profit program director, and product designer.
She’s the founder and lead facilitator of Bay Area Black Designers, a professional development/community group for Black design professionals in the SF Bay Area.
Kat enjoys being a part of creation cycles that educate, inspire and empower others to live their best lives possible.
In her free time, you can find her thinking of ways to help people have better conversations (betterthansmalltalk.com), hunting for tacos, inventing new chindogu, and learning about Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican history.