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Mary Knight

Head of Product & Design @ ideas42Ventures
10 years in Design, 7 years in early-stage start-ups
United States of America 5.0 (2 reviews) Active yesterday Usually responds in half a day


$120 / month

Best for mentees looking for accountability and support. We can set goals and weekly check-ins.

4 calls per month (30min/call)

Unlimited Q&A via chat

Expect responses in 24 hours or less

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I've spent 10 years working in Design with the last 7 of those years working with early-stage start-ups. I've always been a generalist of sorts, knowing a little bit about a lot in addition to deep knowledge in Product Design, User Research, and Product Strategy.

I'm a deeply feeling, loyal, nurturing – seeker and lifelong learner. I have always been creative and felt called to use that creativity to assist entrepreneurs in bringing their ideas into reality.

I'm currently doing that by working at ideas42 Ventures - a studio supporting entrepreneurs of color in building new software ventures aimed at alleviating the cost of poverty.

Contrary to popular belief, I believe the professional is personal. We are all humans working with other humans doing their best at humaning. This is why in addition to my design expertise, I've spent a great deal of time learning about and honing my skills in facilitation, conflict resolution, and leadership.

I have experience hiring, mentoring, and managing a team of designers. Ready to get promoted? Do you want to take on more responsibility? Maybe you're looking for accountability in reaching your goals. Let's chat :)

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What mentees say



5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
4 months

Mary was a wonderful mentor. She listened to me and crafted a plan for our meetings that was tailored to what I was trying to accomplish. She was insightful and encouraging. Even after we stopped meeting she would reach out to check-in and see how things were going. She did not try to force her own agenda, but listened to what I wanted to accomplish and added her own helpful tips and suggestions. She was also appropriately candid with her feedback which I found very helpful.



5 out of 5 stars

Lite Plan · 
8 months

Mary has extensive experience as a designer at start-ups. She has worked with startups as an early employee through sale /exit. She has insight about starting or growing a business and advance your user experience design career.

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