Kate Freebairn, Director of UX, Google Nest
Kate is a design leader who comes from an industrial design education and practice. Kate has spent her career working on her passion of bringing hardware and software together as a seamless end to end experience. Kate loves working at the intersection of products and experiences, creating joyful and useful experiences that improve people’s lives. Kate applies her experience and love of designing for people to leading and running design organizations, empowering multi disciplined teams to collaborate and deliver solutions for businesses and people. During her career Kate has designed for many brands including ResMed, Cochlear, Nokia, Amazon, Twitter and currently leads the Google Home/Nest design team. Kate has experienced broad international experiences living in Australia, Italy, Finland and is currently based in San Francisco.