Collibra is a data intelligence and data governance company. Collibra provides a suite of SaaS products, specializing as a master meta-data management company. I worked as a Sr. User Experience Designer on the Protect product. Collibra Protect allows privacy teams to streamline access to organizational data through a set of rules and permissions.

In my role as a designer,
—   Improved the overall usability of the application, specifically the access rule creation feature which forms the crux of the application.
—   Led the beta program to get feedback from prospective customers in partnership with UX research, product management, and customer success.
—   Facilitated strategic conversations and working sessions with the product team for planning work, navigating technical challenges, and cross-functional collaboration.

At Collibra, I got the opportunity to lead and co-own different projects. Reflecting on my work and responsibilities, these were some of the things I did in addition to designing:

  • Achieve stakeholder alignment

    This was the most important part of my job, especially during the initial stages of a project. I worked with the product manager to scope features by reviewing available data and taking informed next steps.

  • Evolve the design process

    This was a fun part of my job where all of us were working towards a common goal of making collaboration effective and efficient, be it through mini-workshops, frequent touchpoints, clearer user stories, or specific Slack updates.

  • Collaborate successfully across time zones

    I joined this company and my team remotely. My product team and I were separated by a 9-hour time difference. I improved my skills in design documentation and written collaboration which allowed for asynchronous communication.


This was really the first time where I was in a position to lead things. This experience helped me build my skillset beyond the hard design skills. Working in this start-up environment was an experience full of growth and learning.