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Emma Carpenter

Senior Design Director @ Global consulting firm
20+ years of experience in design
South Africa 5.0 (6 reviews) Active last month Usually responds in half a day


$120 / month

Design and career coaching to increase your confidence and ability. Fun and friendly mentoring!

4 calls per month (45min/call)

Unlimited Q&A via chat

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Hello everyone, I've been a design practitioner and experience strategist for 24 years and have led and mentored designers at many agencies and firms including Fjord, Ogilvy and AKQA. I've hired and developed the careers of more than 100 people and coached and mentored over 50 to senior design and studio positions in Service Design, Product Design, UX and UI using a proven career and promotion framework designed to highlight areas of growth and improvement which we work through together. I like to get to know people on a personal level which means we can structure the mentoring to suit your specific challenge and the practical application of it in your environment.

More about me, I like use a range of design methodologies to solve business problems and conceptualise solutions and services to shape, build and launch products for clients across every industry including retail, FMCG, financial services, energy and telecommunications. I focus on cross discipline, collaborative design projects, with specialists in adjacent fields such as technology, IT, marketing, business strategy and sales to deliver measurable results and inherently change customer behaviour. I have judged at digital and advertising award shows including Cannes Lions.

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5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
1 month

I can't speak highly enough about Emma's mentorship and guidance. From the moment I started working with her, I knew I was in capable hands. Emma's dedication to helping me achieve my goals and exceed my expectations was truly remarkable. My first interaction with her was when she initiated a 15-minute call before starting our mentorship to ensure alignment and understanding. Her commitment to setting clear goals for each session and promptly responding to emails made the entire process seamless and efficient. Thanks to Emma's mentorship, I've not only gained valuable skills and knowledge but also developed a deeper understanding of myself and my potential.I wholeheartedly recommend Emma to anyone seeking guidance and mentorship. Whether you're looking to clarify your goals, overcome obstacles, or simply grow both personally and professionally, Emma is the mentor you need by your side.



5 out of 5 stars

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8 months

I’ve had the privilege of being mentored by Emma since June 2023. Emma is a highly experienced UX strategist who genuinely impressed me from our first conversations. She excels in simplifying complex ideas and providing actionable guidance. Her mentorship feels personal and tailored to my career goals. She continuously shares invaluable insights while fostering independence and critical thinking. Last but not least, Emma is extremely friendly and approachable - which makes her an ideal mentor.



5 out of 5 stars

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2 months

Emma is super helpful and really cares. I don't feel like I need to prepare for the sessions which is a big plus when life gets busy. She is able to give me practical advice that applies to my current topics on the fly. She frequently shares resources with me after our sessions. It leaves me feeling confident in tackling my most challenging topic. 10/10 would recommend.

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