Neille Ilel is an award-winning user experience expert and writer with over 15 years of practice delivering human-centered interfaces that are at the nexus of user needs, business objectives and brand positioning. Neille is an expert at understanding users and creating solutions to both obvious and hidden pain points. Using a proven research-driven approach and innovative design thinking, she facilitates the best from her team and clients providing holistic, relevant and successful products for users. She’s also a writer, audio and video producer for outlets including public radio, the LA Times, the NY Press and The Morning News.
She’s a proud founder and partner at The Glue, a women-owned full-service digital agency specializing in meaningful experiences and beautiful design.
She has managed teams and designed winning user experiences for LA Metro, LADOT, Pasadena Water & Power, Sony, Samsung, Adidas, Yahoo!, UPS, Snapple, Ohio State University and The National Hockey League. In her agency life she has worked for Organic, Zentropy Partners (MRM/McCann), Deutsch, Sapient, Level and Rosetta.
Neille’s work has won awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, SXSW Interactive, Communications Arts, One Show, Appy Awards, Horizon Interactive, Sabre and the American Public Health Association’s HEDIR Award. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Columbia University.