a Senior Product Designer at GitHub. Previously, he built and led the Product Design organization at DigitalOcean.
Joel Califa is a Product Design leader who specializes in the intersection between design and technology. From startups to agencies to geocities, Joel has been designing and building for the web since 2001. He’s better at it now. He’s led teams at GitHub, DigitalOcean, and Amicus, where he worked to turn complex systems into delightful experiences. An avid educator and speaker, Joel has lectured around the world, taught frontend development at General Assembly, and founded organizations that empower designers to bring life to their work.
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