Carly Ayres is an accomplished writer and creative director with a passion for interactive design and technology. She co-founded and served as a partner at HAWRAF, an innovative design and technology studio in New York. During her tenure, she worked with major clients such as Google, Facebook, Intercom, Buzzfeed, and Hasbro. Her work in the creative industry has gained recognition, as she was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by FastCompany in 2017.
Carly's extensive education background has contributed to her success in various fields. She holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she was also a student contributor for the Industrial Designers Society of America. She studied at the School of Poetic Computation, the General Assembly, and the Ringling College of Art and Design. Additionally, she completed a Special Student program in Business and Entrepreneurial Studies at Brown University.
Throughout her career, Carly has held positions in numerous organizations, from the UX Content Design Lead at Google to a board member at AIGA New York. She is currently a Content Editor at Figma and a former Adjunct Professor at Parsons School of Design. Her interests extend beyond design and include writing and speaking at conferences worldwide.