Passionate about growing design leaders, Andy comes in with much experience in the UX, design space. At Suntrust, his experience is highlighted with the growth of human-centered Design as a way of work, creating design leadership to take on the task.
Andy Vitale is the UX Director, Wholesale Banking at SunTrust
Bank, one of the nation’s largest financial services companies, where he is
focused on translating human insights into actionable experiences to
improve the product and service ecosystem within the finance
industry. Andy is responsible for leading all user experience efforts for
SunTrust’s wholesale banking solutions, advancing design strategies and driving
design awareness as a critical function for competitive advantage and market
Andy holds a Master’s Degree in User Experience Design and has
previously held multiple roles as a designer, entrepreneur, education
department chair, and design leader. With a proven ability to lead change
and process improvements, Andy has developed strategies and design
solutions for multiple industries within diverse organizations ranging from
startups to Fortune ranked companies. He is a relentless user
experience evangelist, with a passion for cognitive thinking
and humanizing technology, driven by a user-centered passion that
takes cross-functional teams, and their products, from good to great.
Aside from his primary role at SunTrust, Andy serves as Director
of Design Impact for AIGA Minnesota and is an adjunct professor for Kent
State University’s User Experience Design graduate program. He is also a
member of the UXPA Cleveland Senior Advisory Board and the Program Advisory Committee
for the Graphic Design & Interactive Media Program at the University of
Wisconsin-Stout. Andy often writes about design and speaks at industry
conferences and events.
When not untangling complexities or building design
teams, Andy is an enthusiast of seasonal victuals, as evident by his
social media posts.An avid sneaker collector, fan of lucha libre,
and aficionado and curator of all things peculiar, you can get in
touch with him to talk design, or other interesting things at www.andyvitale.com
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Andy.