Richard Parayno - Conversation Designer and Product Consultant
Richard Parayno - Conversation Designer and Product Consultant

Richard Parayno - Conversation Designer and Product Consultant

I am an multi-disciplinary designer, product consultant, and community builder with over 2 years of experience.

I have worked multiple product-related roles at early-stage startups across different industries. From creating Conversational Assistants for the Philippines' largest real estate companies, to designing SaaS products that connect the Philippines' to the United States.

I'm currently working at...

Used to work at πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Makisu (Remote 🌏 / San Francisco, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ)
  • Jul 2020 to present - Product Designer
  • May 2020 to Jul 2020 - Product Design Consultant
Senti AI (Makati City, πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­)
  • Mar 2020 to Jun 2020 - Product Manager
  • Jan 2019 to Mar 2020 - Conversation Designer and User Experience Designer
Ania Design Lab (Manila, πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­)
  • Aug 2018 to Nov 2018 - Operations Manager

Outside of work, I dedicate my time and skills to building out the tech community ecosystem in the Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

Philippine Web Designers Organization (PWDO) - Community Lead
Role: I am the lead convener of Junior Form Function & Class, South East Asia's premier student web design conference. I also help steer the direction and thrusts that the organization as a whole will focus on.
User Experience Philippines (UXPH) - Events Consultant
Role: I am often tapped by UXPH's core team to assist in some of their flagship events in a mentorship capacity. During UXPH's flagship conferences and nationwide roadshows, I am usually part of the on-the-ground event operations team.
Tambayan 404 - Co-founder and Admin
Role: I pioneered the creation of two of our membership-generating initiatives: the Tambayan Community Podcast and the Water Cooler Sessions. These events continuously grow our community, which is currently sitting at 800 members.

πŸ“’ Portfolio

I have worked on a wide range of products across different industries.

πŸ—£οΈ Speaking Engagements

I'm often invited as a speaker or workshop facilitator for UX, product, or career related events.
Send me an e-mail if you want to invite me to speak πŸ“©
Event Name
Online (Philippines) 🌏
Mar 9, 2021
Business Ethics Industry Talks
Lourdes School of Mandaluyong
Online (Philippines) 🌏
Mar 9, 2021
Design The New Normal: Design Thinking Webinar
FEU Institute of Technology and FEU Alabang
Online (Global) 🌐
Jun 10, 2020
24 Hours of UX (2020)
24 Hours of UX
Makati City, NCR, πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­
Dec 14, 2019
Powerpoint Party
Hohol Events
Manila, NCR, πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­
Nov 14, 2019
Intro to UX and Design Thinking
User Experience Society - DLSU
Quezon City, NCR, πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­
Oct 16, 2019
Philippine Web Designers Organization (PWDO)
Ilocos, πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­
Sep 29, 2018
MiniFFC#51: Ilocos Roadshow
Philippine Web Designers Organization (PWDO)

πŸ’­ My Blog

You can read my thoughts as a Filipino designer working in tech in my Substack blog, Navigating Technology and Design.