Katherine Benjamin announced as MC of 2019 Vancouver UX Awards Gala

The Vancouver UX Awards are excited to announce that the 2019 Gala will be hosted by Katherine Benjamin, the Vice President of Service Design at Ayogo, a digital healthcare startup based in Vancouver.

Benjamin describes the Vancouver design scene as tending to "quietly do awesome things."

"This is the one night a year we proudly shine a spotlight on the boundary-breaking projects coming out of Vancouver,” she says.

A graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Katherine has spoken on the topic of social justice, service design and empowerment at Stanford's Medicine X Conference, and the University College of London. In 2016, she was a curator for UCD '16, the UK's User Centred Design conference. 

A recognized leader in the service design community, Katherine was a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (London, UK) and currently teaches Service Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Katherine's work delivering service design projects in complex organizations has spanned a range of industries. Previously to her role at Ayogo, Katherine delivered digital projects and service design consulting for Lululemon Athletica, the Ontario Cabinet Office, and the UK's National Health Service.  

She describes the Vancouver UX awards as “the major event of the year for the design community in Vancouver.”

“I couldn't be more excited to host this year's event, and celebrate some of Canada's strongest UX talent." Tickets for the November 27 Gala at the Vancouver Playhouse are on sale via Eventbrite.

Katherine Benjamin