The best design leaders are great teachers

education & UX

Hey there! My name is Ana, a UX specialist currently working on DesignOps / ResearchOps with a focus on Learning & Development – Learning Experience Design (LXD).

How can I help?

UX Coaching & Mentoring

Interested in pursuing a career in UX or growing as a current designer?

I’m partnering with Werner Griesel, UX hiring manager & storytelling specialist, to provide UX career coaching support to both aspiring UX designers and those who are ready for their next step in their careers.

Portfolio Reviews

Portfolio reviews are available via email or Zoom meeting — subject to availability. The fee is so that more people can access this service.  

If you are unable to afford the fee and are struggling financially, please apply via email for a chance to be selected for a free portfolio review (please reserve this option for those who truly need it).


Check workshops that are available to be purchased or keep an eye on future live events.

Who am I?

Learning Experience Design (LXD) is a blend of User Experience (UX), Instructional Design & more.

Ana Santos UX and Learning Experience Design LXD


This is Ana

I specialize in User Experience for Learning!

I’m currently working full-time as a senior design program manager at Talkdesk, also a User Experience (UX) Educator & Learning Experience Designer (LXD) with 10+ years of experience in the design field.

My online learning experience is extensive, ranging from corporate training to teaching UX to individuals, having worked with giant techs such as Google and educational providers like Interaction Design Foundation.

I can say that teaching has changed my life, and I’m positive it can change yours too, especially if you’re a design leader in charge of impacting and growing your team.

for Educators & Leaders

Learning Experience Design

Learning Experience Design (LXD) is a blend of User Experience (UX), Instructional Design & more.

What is LXD?

Learning Experience Design (LXD) is all about creating a memorable learning experience for your students, employees and clients.

It applies to: courses, training, educational content (videos, social media, blog posts) and educational programs.

The process of Learning Experience Design involves:

  • User Experience. The users of your program or course are the “learners“. 
  • Learning Science. It draws from neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science and other disciplines.
  • Content Design & Curation. In order to craft relevant content, it’s important to understand how learning occurs in the brain but also your learner needs deeply.

Learner First Framework

Learner-centered design allows you to create classes, workshops & programs focused on your users.

My Learner First Framework™ is my LXD approach combining my experience in User Experience (UX), Neuropsychology, Education, and Learning Sciences (LS).

This workbook will help you learn:

  • How to structure a strategic plan to create your own online program focused on your learners’ needs;
  • What you need to know about your audience before you create your learning program;
  • How to come up with a learning topic;
  • The elements involved in creating a learner-centered experience that impacts your audience;
  • step-by-step framework based on my approach to learning experience design (LXD) that anyone can apply.
Create Your Own Online Course with the Free Course Strategy Guide

free strategy guide

for UX students & professionals

Partnerships & Offers

Interaction Design Foundation

As an approved educational partner of the Interaction Design Foundation, I’m able to offer you 3 months of free membership to take any course or $200 off on any IxDF Bootcamp.

Hype4Academy (UI Design)

I highly recommend Hype4Academy as an affordable and efficient way to learn UI design from the best. 20 years of design knowledge condensed into easy to digest, informative design handbooks & courses.

UX Bootcamps

Rather get practical? Get 5% off any CareerFoundry UX bootcamp to be involved in practical projects and get support from a tutor and a mentor.

Client Love

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