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Global Team

photo of Andrew Jung

Global executive producer for World IA Day 2020

Andrew is passionate about creating fertile grounds for learning and sharing. He has been a member of the IAI since 2005, and served as an IAI online community development member since 2017. He’s volunteered at World IA Day in Vancouver, Canada, and founded Victoria’s WIAD in 2019.

Andrew is looking forward to supporting each location as 2020's Global Executive Producer.

Photo of Vanessa Myho Makiyama

Marketing, Social Media and Public Relations Director for World IA Day 2020

Vanessa Myho is passionate about digital and interactive narratives, making her decision to come to one of the main digital content production city in the world. As an interactive designer, she wants to use UCD methodologies to understand the audience and improve the way we share stories. She was a speaker for the first WIAD Victoria in 2019.


Ayudando a darle sentido a productos y servicios a través del diseño estratégico y la arquitectura de información.

Grace Lau

Volunteered with Los Angeles in 2016, led WIADLA in 2017, helped with WIADLA sponsorship in 2018, then moved on as Global Executive Producer for WIAD 2019, Grace has been a UX Designer, specializing in information architecture, content taxonomy, and taxonomy for over 10 years. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from UCLA, specializing in informatics. She has worked with Disney, Perficient, and now currently at PatientPop.

Evgeni Minchev

As a member of the WIAD16 Jönköping, Sweden team Evgeni was officially responsible for marketing the celebration. Additionally, he lined up two presenters and contributed to content archival. In his professional life, Evgeni worked as a Design Consultant for Tobias & Tobias and co-founded, a company that helps organizations improve the user experience of their website, software or online game by performing high-quality testing with real users. 

Amy Márquez

Amy Jiménez Márquez currently serves as the Director of Communications for the Information Architecture Institute.

Amy has been a UX professional since the late 1990s, working in both enterprise and freelance settings. With a Master’s degree in Directing, Amy has also been performing improvisational comedy for over 20 years, and enjoys applying improv collaboration techniques to her daily work.