About me

I'm an American product designer and design manager based in the Netherlands since 2018. At WeTransfer, I lead a design team focused on the web product experience.

Prior to joining WeTransfer, I was the only designer at Smartify, an award-winning arts startup that created the world's most downloaded museum app. Before moving to Amsterdam I worked in Facebook's Seattle office designing the audio and video call experience on Messenger. My first design job was at Tripadvisor in Boston, where I started as a summer intern and later designed the travel site's first Apple TV app.

My background is in media studies and journalism. I studied graphic design at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, one of the top communications programs in the U.S.

In life outside work, I spend a lot of time with my partner, new baby, and sausage dog in a village near Amsterdam. I enjoy taking road trips around Europe, downhill skiing, tinkering in my garden, watching Formula 1, and studying Dutch and Italian... not at the same time.

I haven't updated this site in a few years, so if you'd like to see recent case studies or just say hey, please send me a note at kellystevens@hey.com.