Happy UXers make better technology.
And better technology means a better world.

UX Hustle Summit was created to help UX designers leverage this incredible career path, building a life they love. A big part of that is finding your unique voice, style, point of view, and support system.

Hustling is not about working harder. It's about working smarter. It's about honing in on your strengths and building confidence to take calculated risks. The Summit is a one-day conference dedicated to helping you do just that. Still not sure if the Summit is right for you?


Here's what we believe and what drives the content of our conference.

We have choices.

UX is an amazingly flexible career path. You can shape it to fit your interests, lifestyle, and even constraints. That said, all that flexibility can cause overwhelm and decision paralysis. We need to be focused and intentional to take advantage of this flexibility.

We are all pioneers.

UX is still a brand new career path and the field is constantly evolving. No matter how junior, all of us have a role to play in defining UX. This field needs community and thought leaders, not followers just along for the ride. We all need to be pioneers.

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OUR Team

Sophia Prater

Sophia Prater

Founder & Director

She's the chief evangelist of object-oriented UX, a methodology she started popularizing in 2013. She teaches the OOUX methodologies at conferences, within companies, and through 1-on-1 coaching. She loves mentoring— she leads the Atlanta chapter of Ladies that UX, created the UX Hustle Summit Conference, and hosts the UX Hustle Podcast.

Today, she focuses on bringing the magic of OOUX to companies and teams around the world.

Courtney Dodd

Courtney Dodd

Leading Sponsor Experience & Day-of-Coordinator

She's a UX Designer and Researcher invested in seeing individuals excited by the products they use, determined to find solutions to help people engage on a deeper level, and motivated to help users live fuller lives through UX processes. Growing up in the B2B and B2C wholesale industry she has a knack for sales, operations, and emerging technology.

Sierra Rackley

Sierra Rackley

Leading Participant Experience & Day-of-Coordinator

She has transitioned into UX from a background in Psychology & Neuroscience. As an avid traveler, she’s very interested in improving the UX for users in the travel and experiences industries. When Sierra isn’t brushing up on her UI skills, she’s binge-watching The Office (again) or seeking out new restaurants across the city!

Amanda Powell

Amanda Powell

Leading Social Media & Day-of-Coordinator

She has transitioned into UX with a background in social media marketing and luxury good sales. As a UX designer, she strives to be an advocate for inclusion and a convener of diverse perspectives. She's a big-picture thinker driven to understand the “who” and the “why” behind the need for design. Outside of UX, you can catch Amanda riding around the beltline with her 5 year old son or exploring new places in the city!

Abriel Shipley

Abriel Shipley

Website Design & Day-of-Coordinator

She’s a risk-taking designer who's always learning new subjects and business practices in creating new, well-designed solutions. Currently she works as an UX Designer at The Home Depot on The Enterprise UX team. In her spare time, you can catch her performing aerial hoop, hiking, and playing board games with her fiancé and two cats.

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