The IxDA Board consists of six directors that serve terms of two years. Each can renew their directorship one time, and the terms are staggered such that roughly half of the board changes from year to year.

Brenda is IxDA's Executive Director. Prior to joining IxDA in May 2012, Brenda was Icograda's Managing Director for seven years. Brenda oversees operations, builds strategic partnerships that further IxDA's objectives and works closely with the Board of Directors to advance IxDA's policies and best practices.

Brenda brings extensive experience in professional, volunteer, and not-for-profit association management to IxDA.

More than 15 years as a practising designer has taken Brenda through design studios, print shops, daily newspapers, publishing companies and the advertising industry. She has been recognised nationally for her design work and for her writing on technology’s impact on the creative field.

Brenda is a certified member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC).

E: bsanderson@ixda.org

Executive Director

CEO at Catalyst Group, a User Experience Design and Research firm.
Find me at: twitter.com/nickgould


Matt Nish-Lapidus holds a degree in new media art, and has a rich background as a practicing musician and designer. His work has included everything from the digital library catalog in use by the New York Public Library, enterprise software for hospitals, video games, and large-scale public installations. He spent the first few years of his career assisting international new media artists such as Stelarc, David Rokeby, and Haruki Nishijima, while developing his own art and design practice.

Matt loves to debate about art, politics, music, and just about anything else. He currently leads a design team at Normative in Toronto, Canada where he focuses on design practice development in a 21st century studio and is also the Vice President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).


Vice President, IxDA
Design Director + Partner, Normative

Vice President

Erik is the Creative Director and Principal at Involution Studios, Columbus, a design studio and technology research lab. He founded and organizes the MidwestUX Conference, leads the local Columbus IxDA, and enjoys taking pictures of people in their side view mirrors. His work often explores the principles of transparency, empowerment, and cultural connections between people and technology. 

Senior User Experience Designer, Lextant
Local Leader, IxDA Columbus


Kim Lenox is a Senior Design Manager at LinkedIn, IxDA's Local Liaison and an IxDA Board member. She is a founding member of IxDA-SF where she was deeply involved in co-hosting the monthly speaker series and events in 2007-2008.

Kim has spent nearly two decades focused on user experience design, management and delivery of multi-platform products and services with worldwide reach and exposure. She has successfully shipped products ranging from mobile application and OS software, PC desktop software, children's handheld devices, interactive TV, DVD interfaces, interactive kiosks, websites & CD-ROMs. Her previous clients and employers include Adaptive Path, AT&T, Excite@Home, Hewlett Packard, LeapFrog, Nokia, Organic, Palm, Samsung Design America, UPC/Chello and a variety of bubble start-ups of dot-com lore.


Danielle Malik is currently a Product Design Manager at Facebook, leading the Commerce & Payments design teams. Prior to that, she was Principal of UX at Hot Studio, a leading digital consultancy in the Bay Area of San Francisco. For over a decade, Danielle has helped companies large and small embrace new technologies, define product strategies, and craft approaches to great user experiences. She has been chronically active in the UX community, planning and organizing many professional events and conferences. She founded the IxDA San Francisco chapter in 2008, which today features more than nearly 4000 members.