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Nor Sanavongsay

Senior Product Designer with a passion for evolving design systems at scale to deliver seamless and impactful product experiences. Proven track record of solving complex design problems, and fostering a culture of creativity and design-driven problem-solving.


Sr. Product Designer, Design Systems | Workday · 2015 – Present

  • Design visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces for desktop, mobile, and web products, ensuring platform consistency and alignment with evolving design system standards.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with developers and product managers to ensure seamless design-to-implementation workflows and timely project releases.
  • Design and execute usability testing on evolving design system components, ensuring alignment with cross-platform standards for optimal user experience.
  • Developed custom Figma plugins (Workflow Steps widget, Component Doc Preview) to streamline design processes, enhance team efficiency, and boost component consistency.
  • Championed design system adoption within the Product organization through workshops, talks, and community initiatives, promoting system understanding, engagement, and creative contributions.

Sr. Visual Designer | Yuzu by Barnes & Noble · 2012-2015

  • Designed and developed hundreds of UI components for a scalable e-learning platform, emphasizing ease of use and clear navigation.
  • Streamlined complex user flows through iterative design, validated by user testing.

Previous Design System-Relevant Roles (2005 – 2012)

Held various design leadership and development roles at Zoosk, Jacobson Rost Inc., and PEAK6 Online. Key achievements include:

  • Championing web standards adoption and modern front-end technologies for improved accessibility and maintainability.
  • Leading teams in rapid design iterations to deliver highly engaging user interfaces within tight deadlines.
  • Prioritizing user experience throughout the design process, resulting in increased customer satisfaction and product adoption.
Key Skills
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Mentorship
  • Design System Infrastructure
  • Component Libraries Maintenance
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Figma & Figma Plugin Development
  • Sketch
  • Framer
  • Cross-Platform Design Expertise
  • User Research
  • Accessibility Auditing
  • Team Collaboration
Code Knowledge
  • CSS / HTML5
  • React /JavaScript
  • Swift / Objective-C

B.A. in Electronic Media, Northern Illinois University