Hi, I'm Christian Paneda (he/him)

I want to create a more empathetic and whimsical world through technology.

More about me

I have a strong background in research, front-end coding, and project management.

I was a graduate student at the University of Michigan studying Human-Computer Interaction where I was a teaching assistant for a graduate-level course about responsive and accessible web design. Before design, I was a researcher at UCLA exploring mobile and web apps to improve health outcomes for minority communities by leveraging machine learning and social networks. I have a passion for turning data into decisions.

Currently, I'm at Intuit QuickBooks with a mission to empower prosperity for small businesses.

My design philosophy

I believe that design should be inclusive, bold, and whimsical.


I believe that design is an accessible tool to empower communities and advocate for people of different backgrounds and abilities. I value speaking the truth and working collaboratively with others.


I value attention to detail to the user experience while delivering with speed. Through design, I want to continue to learn along the way to improve for the future.


I aim to build meaningful experiences that are enjoyable when addressing users' pain points.

And in case you were wondering

Outside of work, I like film photography, fashion, and listening to BTS.

I could talk forever about how I would style BTS for the met gala.