The UX Researchers’ Guild is a community for UX researchers, consultants, and strategists. We’re gathering the best independent consultants from across the U.S. and Canada and making it easier for managers to find the right fit and hire expeditiously. Meet some of the impassioned team that is working to establish the Guild as the premier source of UX research expertise.

Board of Directors

Michele L. Oliver, Ph.D.

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Michele is President of the UX Researchers’ Guild. She has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis on Psychophysiology, Statistics, and Research Methods and has been a Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty member. She is currently Principal UX Researcher at Ellucian, a provider of SAAS solutions for higher education. She is a passionate problem-solver and advocate for optimal user experiences.

Danielle Green

Salt Lake City, Utah

Danielle Green is Co-founder and Research Director of the UX Researchers’ Guild. She has worked in UX research and product strategy for a decade in domains such as educational technology, hardware, SaaS, B2B, e-commerce, and gaming. She is also a professor and the Director of the Applied Cognitive Psychology: User Experience master’s program at Claremont Graduate University.

Jillian Hudson

Greensboro, North Carolina

Jillian is NN/g UX certified in Research and Management. She worked as a UX Product Designer/Usability Expert for American Airlines and as a UX Strategist and Researcher for Bank of America, and Wells Fargo Bank. She is currently Principal UX Research Strategist at XPO Logistics.

Lija Hogan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Lija has specialized in usability and user needs research, design, and building UX teams. She teaches qualitative and quantitative UX research methods courses at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, on Coursera, and LinkedIn Learning. Lija’s current focus is inclusive research practice, as a Principal Customer Experience Consultant at UserTesting.

Helen Lee Lin

Seattle, Washington

Helen Lee Lin is an internationally-minded UX researcher who leads research across the entire product lifecycle but is especially passionate about the 0-1 product space. Her past projects at Meta, TikTok, and Hack for LA inform her love of building communities and connecting people. She also offered her talents to the UX Researchers’ Guild with her successful series, “Farewell Academia; Hello UXr.”

Sabina Alteras-Honig

Seattle, Washington

Sabina brings three decades in UX Research to the Guild, including lead roles at Dell, Amazon, Qualtrics, and Microsoft. As a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology and Human Factors, she has lectured for the University of Washington Human Centered Design Engineering graduate program, and integrates psychological principles into her practical research methods.

Raymond Lee

Provo, Utah

Raymond is a Co-founder of the UX Researchers’ Guild. His passion is connecting talent with opportunity, which he has fulfilled by starting agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and now the Guild. He has a BS in Computer Science from UC Irvine and an MBA from UCLA.

The UXr Guild

For research managers, we make it easier to identify and engage the best independent UX research consultants for your projects. By creating a single source of freelance research expertise, you no longer need to search, screen, and interview numerous candidates for a single project. We’ve done that work for you so that you can select an expert and start immediately.

For those working as independent research consultants, the UX Researchers’ Guild offers community, learning, and support, to counter the inherent isolation of independence. We offer Guild Groups for researchers to meet, interact, and learn from each other. The Guild also makes it easier to work as an independent consultant by expanding work opportunities and eliminating some of the marketing and administrative work associated with self-employment. The Guild is a for-profit funded by clients who engage independent researchers and research services from the Guild.