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X Mentors

Vitali Zahharov

Digital & Product Designer

Let’s meet! My name is Vitali, an award-winning digital and product designer based in Los Angeles (CA), USA. Previously I lived and worked as Creative Director in Singapore, before that I lived in Spain, but originally I’m from a cold and small country called Estonia (Tere minimized!) I worked with many big brands including RCCL, Huawei, Samsung, Oracle, Sun, Legrand, JLL etc. Working in the industry for such a long time (I think it’s more than 12 years) taught me to use critical thinking in all aspects of the project by bringing his strong attention to the every small details and also understanding the client’s business concepts and models no matter how big or small they are. My solid knowledge and design thinking allows me to bring beautiful and emotion-driven work to life. My work was recognized across the world, and as a result I've received prestigious awards including CSSDA, Awwwards, FWA and Webby. Based on all my knowledge and experience I will help you create better you!

Los Angeles (USA)
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Andrew Last

Head of Design at Motto®

Hey there! I’m Andrew Last, head of Design at Motto® and lover of all things creative. With over 10 years experience, I’ve spent my years designing for giants in the med tech space and launching various high profile Michelin star restaurants and bars in London. Now turning my attention to the tech space as the head of design at Motto®, I work with brands looking to make a difference in the world. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients such as Google and Virgin and have had work featured in Forbes, Condé Nast and The times. I even do my own stunts.

New York, NY, USA
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Tina Touli

Creative Director & Graphic Designer

Hi there! I'm Tina Touli, a creative director and graphic communication designer based in the vibrant city of London. My diverse practice encompasses digital and print design, typography, branding, graphics, animation, and more. With a multidisciplinary approach, I've had the privilege of collaborating with an array of esteemed clients, including Adobe, CNN among others. In my capacity as your mentor, I'm enthusiastic about sharing the wealth of insights I've gained over a decade in the industry. I see our mentorship as a collaborative journey where I not only provide practical wisdom from my professional experience but also actively encourage you to push creative boundaries.

London, UK
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Sebastiaan Scheer

UX/Design Director formerly @Media Monks

Hey, I'm Sebastiaan Scheer, a UX/Design Director calling the Netherlands home. With a foundation of 15+ years in digital craft, I've been at the forefront of guiding UX and UI teams within the dynamic digital design landscape. I am currently serving as a board member for Dutch Digital Design since 2019. Before that I was Head of Design at MediaMonks. Now, my focus is on you. I want to help you or your company not just succeed but champion its work, fine-tune those design departments, and leap into the future.

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Ruben Ferlo

Diseñador Gráfico (Braun, Adidas, Philips)

¡Hola! Soy Rubén Ferlo, diseñador gráfico y director de arte español especializado en diseño de logotipos e identidades visuales. Durante mis más de 10 años de experiencia, he trabajado para startups y pequeñas y grandes empresas de todo el mundo, que han confiado en mí para desarrollar desde un isotipo hasta identidades visuales de marca completas. Entre estos destacan Adidas, Carrefour, Philips y Braun, entre otros. Mi formación autodidacta en diseño habla de mi constante sed de aprendizaje y de mi transparencia al querer ofrecer a los demás todo lo que he podido aprender durante mi trayectoria en este sector, por lo que me encantará compartir contigo mis conocimientos y darte feedback para impulsar tus proyectos o tu carrera profesional. 

Fabrizio Morra

Freelance Creative (Snask, &Walsh, Koto)

I’m Fab, a Freelance Creative with a long experience as Art Director, Director and Brand Designer working internationally. I have previously worked with award-winning creative agencies such as Snask (Sweden), &Walsh (NY) and Koto amongst others. My work nails the sweet spot between design and advertising, whipping up purposeful creative solutions. Currently based in sunny Barcelona, I work on a varied range of projects, from brand identities to art direction, conceptual work and photography. I'm here to mentor young creatives, designers, and small startups in the creative realm

Barcelona, ES
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Dani Avila

Motion Designer ( clients ie. HP, Samsung)

Hi! My name is Dani Avila, I’m a graphic designer and art director focused on brand identity, typography and motion design. I’m based in Barcelona but I work for multiple companies and brands around the world. After working in graphic design, I specialized in (3D) motion graphics developing audiovisual projects for clients as Samsung, HP or SEAT among others.

Barcelona, ES
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Chandni Poddar

Freelance Designer, Ex Pentagram / Mojo

Chandni Poddar is a freelance designer and animator from India. She has worked at The Working Assembly, Mojo Supermarket, Pentagram and Sunday Afternoon in New York before moving back to India in 2022. Chandni designs, animates, and illustrates using a colorful and bold style with cultural influences from India. Some of her past clients include Bleacher Report, NPR, Adobe, The New York Times, Klarna and Mass Mutual. Her formal education includes a degree in Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Andrés Higueros

Independant Art Director, Ex Futura

Hello! I'm Andrés Higueros, an independent graphic designer from Guatemala, now making my home in the vibrant city of Mexico City. My passion lies in editorial design, typography, art direction, and brand creation. With 9 exciting years in the branding industry, I love taking on projects that challenge the status quo and offer a fresh aesthetic in the market. In my mentorship sessions, I’ll show you how branding is the heart and soul of any successful venture. Together, we'll unlock the secrets of creating concepts that make your brand truly one-of-a-kind. I'll also teach you how to use essential design foundations like editorial layout, grid systems, and typography to make your branding journey even more remarkable. I'm here to support you in two languages: English and Spanish.

Mexico City
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Richard Sancho

VP Product Design @Forbes

Richard Sancho is a design leader with ~20 years of experience working across disciplines to create innovative, award-winning products, storytelling experiences and social campaigns. He has led creative vision with collaborators like Apple, Nike, Medium, The New Yorker, The Obama Foundation, Joe Biden, MTV and VH-1 — among others. Currently, he leads as VP of Product Design at Forbes. His work has been recognized by The Webby Awards, ASME Awards and Awwwards among many other international organizations throughout the course of his career, and has been a Webby Awards jury member since 2018.

New York, USA
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Ed Hatfield

Freelance Brand Designer. Ex OMSE / KOTO

Hey! I'm Ed, a freelance Brand Designer and previously Senior Designer and Design Lead at London-based design studio OMSE, where I became captivated by brands with a story to tell and a good cause at their heart. Now freelancing directly with brands and agencies such as Koto Studio, with a focus on crafting brands that deliver purpose, challenge convention and ignite conversation. I'm now woking remotely, but have been based in London since I graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2016. I learnt my craft as a graphic designer at a few agencies, growing as a designer and storyteller one step at a time. "The most important thing I learnt was to let the ideas in your work do the talking. For me, great work balances a clear idea with a clever execution." 

London, UK
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Tayler Culligan


Hi there! My name is Tayler Culligan and I am a designer, art director, and sometimes educator in Dallas, Texas. As the only kid I knew that had a favorite font when they were 9, I eventually channeled my love of design and the visual arts into a career. I studied advertising art direction and graphic design at Columbia College Chicago, where I graduated as class Valedictorian (so, yes also a nerd). I’ve had nearly a decade of experience working in an array of design environments as well as in a variety of fields. I have re-invented my career focus multiple times, working at large design agencies, as well as boutique branding agencies. I also spent many years freelancing both in-house and with my own clients. A lifetime believer of “don’t ask, don’t get,” I have landed my dream job multiple times, including at Peck Design Associates in Nashville and now at Matchbox Studio in Dallas. I worked very hard for my accomplishments, and believe anyone else can too. I am thankful for all the people I have learned from in my career, and am passionate about paying it forward through mentorship, teaching college courses, and community design groups. Now, I am a mom trying to juggle career and life goals, which is a topic that doesn’t get brought up a lot in design circles. At every stage of life, it has been a struggle trying to define what “balance” means, but it’s a conversation well worth having. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Nashville, USA
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Matej Špánik


Ahoj! I am a graphic designer, art director & design director with 18+ years of experience in various creative fields. Over the years I worked in various places and countries (Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Slovakia) at big corporate agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi or O2 in-house agency) and smaller studios – most notably Stockholm agency SNASK. I love to work with a certain playfulness and with a style that is easy to digest and nice to look at. Definitely, the pop culture and television aesthetics shaped my style and taste the most. I have more than 15 years of work experience in the fields of graphic design, advertising and art direction. Have been working for some smaller studios and also for super big agencies in 4 different countries. My main focus is on branding, visual communication and art direction. I really like when the design can communicate emotion and stand out, but at the same time still keeps its functional purpose. I love pop culture, music quizzes, good food and I never miss a chance of petting a dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bratislava, Slovakia
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