Cal Dobrzynski is a Designer and User Researcher based in Seattle, WA. Born and raised in NJ, Cal attended Pennsylvania State University and received her Bachelor of Design in 2016. Prior to attending the University of Washington, where she received her Master of Design in 2020, Cal worked as a Designer on the global design team at Coach, INC. in NYC. Upon graduating from the UW, Cal became an Adjunct Faculty Member in the UW HCDE Department, where she created two 400-level design classes. This summer, she will be teaching Design 250, Visualizing Ideas, in the UW Design Department. Most recently, Cal was the User Experience (UX) Lead at Curve Health, a telehealth series A startup, where she led the charge on creating three new SaaS products helping doctors and nurses provide high-quality care, leading to better patient outcomes. Cal is committed to continuing her own education and has certificates from Stanford Online in Digital Product Development and from the UC Berkeley Extension Program in Qualitative Research. 

Cal is a Mentor at her Alma Mater, PSU Graphic Design, a volunteer at the Frye Art Museum, and a design consultant for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center’s new Memory Hub for dementia-friendly communities. She is on the board for Elderwise, a non-profit focusing on providing day programming for adults living with dementia. Cal is also an active member of the Seattle Design community as a council member on the Seattle Design Festival.