Manager, UX Design Research | LinkedIn

Renee Reid is a Manager of UX Design Research with over 20 years of professional experience in various roles including Project Management, Customer Experience, Sales and User Experience. As a researcher at several tech companies, Renee has led both Consumer and Enterprise research projects in Search and Discovery, Trust & Privacy and Identity. She currently leads a team of researchers on Enterprise Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn.

A sought-after dynamic international speaker, moderator, & panelist, Renee has spoken & conducting workshops on a range of engaging topics including, Responsible & Inclusive Design, Research as a Partner not just a Practice, Pivoting into UX, Finding Success & Leading as an Individual Contributor, Research Investigating no Validating, Putting the Human first in User Research, Planting your Success and more. Her professional passions include inspiring & discovering the next generation of Design Researchers as well as helping underrepresented communities learn about Design as a career and how to become leaders in the UX industry.

A proud Historically Black College and University (HBCU) alumna from Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia; Renee also received her Master’s in Human Computer Interaction and Design from the University of California, Irvine.

When she is not conducting research, or speaking at an event, you can also find Renee mentoring students & professionals, teaching head wrap classes, investing in startups, and an active Board Member with 2 non-profits in the California Bay Area; Opportunity Junction and Inneract Project.

Always adorned in one of her many signature headwraps, in 2020 Renee launched her popular podcast, Tech Wrap Queen, helping to amplify black voices in Tech, Design and Culture through dynamic conversations that inform and inspire.