Speaking and Media

I've moderated, been a panelist, mentored, hosted workshops & given talks at a variety of events. I've even organized a TEDx conference. Want to get in touch? Send me an email at hello@andreacrofts.com.


 
 

 

Interviews
 

Women & Tech
In Conversation with Andréa Crofts

Adobe XD
The Designer’s Responsibility to Keep Up with New Technologies


UX Research Toronto
UXRTO Conference Preview: In conversation with Andréa Crofts


UXR Conference
Andréa Crofts on Conducting Research with the Visually Impaired

 

Other Media
 

Apartment Therapy
Home Tour

Betakit
Create More Value than you Capture: An Oral History of Toronto Product


Metro News
Traffic Jam Toronto Hackathon: Hackers Tackle Toronto's Traffic

 
 
 

Talks
 

Research Collaboration by Design
UX Research Collective, Breaking Silos • November 2018

Inclusive Inputs
FITC Web Unleashed • October 2018

Gender Diversity in Technical Leadership: Round Table
FITC Web Unleashed • October 2018

(Re)mixed Methods for Accessible Product Design
FITC Toronto 2018 • April 2018

 

 

 

The Future of Design is Female
FITC Toronto • Panel Moderator • April 2018

Conducting Research for the Visually Impaired
UX Research Toronto • March 2018

DMZ Women in Tech Peer to Peer
Designing Digital Products • February 2017

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Speaking and Community
 

Design and Accessibility
Ladies, Wine and Design • Panelist • December 2018

UX Debate and Mixer
Ari Agency • Panelist • November 2018


Inspiring Halloween Heroines
Hexagon UX Toronto • Event Organizer • October 2018

Interviews by Design
Side by Side and Bridge • Panelist • October 2018

This is the Beginning: Industry Panel
Bridge School • Panelist • August 2018

Selling Your (Great) Ideas
Hexagon UX Toronto • Event Organizer • June 2018

Know Your Worth
Hexagon UX Toronto • Event Organizer • February 2018

Growing Design Process
Presented by TWG • Panel Moderator • September 2016

 

 

 

Dive Into Design and Research
Women Who Code • Panelist • September 2016

Peaks and Valleys
XX + UX by Google Design • September 2016

Ryerson University
Fashion x Technology • November 2015

HTML & CSS for Beginners
Ladies Learning Code • Instructor • October 2015

Designer Adventure Club
Fall Edition • October 2015

Hand Lettering Workshop
HackerYou • September 2015

TEDxRyersonU 2012
Event Co-Organizer • November 2012

Mass Exodus 2012
Event Co-Organizer • April 2012

 

 
 
 

Awards
 

W3 Awards • Best in Show
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W3 Awards • Gold
dmz.ryerson.ca


CSS Design Awards • Special Kudos
rebeccaatwood.com


Awwwards • Nominee
rebeccaatwood.com

Creative Writing
 

Ephemera Magazine
Lifting Havana's Veil

 

Technical Writing

Prototypr
The Product Definition Canvas

 

 
 
 

Short Bio

Andréa Crofts is a product design leader with a deep love for creating exceptional human-centered experiences. She has designed countless digital products for companies including Wealthsimple, RBC Royal Bank, and World Vision. She also has a penchant for drawing expletives in elegant lettering.
 

Long Bio

Andréa Crofts is a product design leader with a deep love for creating exceptional human-centered experiences. She has designed countless digital products for companies including Wealthsimple, RBC Royal Bank, and World Vision. She also has a penchant for drawing expletives in elegant hand lettering. 

With a Bachelor of Design from Ryerson University, a stint spent dabbling in front-end code at HackerYou, a crash course in Product design in the real world at TWG, and now leading the design team at League, Andréa has touched and released countless digital products in varying capacities.

In addition to wading in pixels, she has co-organized and spoken at a number of events in Toronto's design & tech community, from FITC to UXRTO. She has also served as Marketing Director for Ryerson University's annual TEDx conference, and hosts quarterly meetups for women and non-binary folks in UX Design as a Chapter Lead for Hexagon UX Toronto.