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.

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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.
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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‡­

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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.
Website: pwdo.org
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.
Website: uxph.org
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.
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πŸ“’ Portfolio

I have worked on a wide range of products across different industries.
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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“© richard@parayno.dev
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πŸ’­ My Blog

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