– Senior Product Design Manager at Workhuman

“Even the most seemingly insignificant experiences can offer valuable lessons for the future. Nothing is truly pointless!” 

  • Mentoring at UX Tree since September 2023
  • Based in Dublin, Ireland
Gigio Attanasio


“Hello, I’m Gigio Attanasio, a Senior Product Design Manager at Workhuman, a company that helps businesses create a more human workplace. I have over 18 years of experience in designing digital products and services, with a focus on user experience, interaction design, and usability.

I have worked for various industries, such as e-commerce, education, entertainment, and social media. I have also led and mentored teams of designers, developers, and researchers, helping them deliver innovative solutions that meet user needs and business goals.

I decided to be a mentor because I believe in sharing my knowledge and skills with others who are passionate about design and want to learn more. I enjoy helping people grow and achieve their potential, as well as learning from their perspectives and experiences. I think mentoring is a rewarding and fulfilling way to contribute to the design community and make a positive impact on the world.

Top Skills

  • Usability Testing
  • Content Strategy
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping

Favourite Topics

  • Accessibility
  • Inclusivity
  • Design Thinking
  • UX Design

Mentoring Skills

  • Active listening
  • Constructive feedback
  • Portfolio review
  • Employer perspective

Working experience

Workhuman | Senior Product Design Manager

April 2019 -Present

Travelport | Design Manager

As Design Manager I coordinated the product design, I facilitated the conversation with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, from the conceptual stage to the delivery.

June 2016 -April 2019
My LinkedIn

What led you to the world of UX?

“When I was 10 years old, I aspired to become an inventor. I feel that the realm of UX has allowed me to realise this dream, either by creating something entirely new or by enhancing what already exists.

Before delving into UX, I began my journey in the video game industry as a sound designer. From there, I transitioned to web design, then to mobile apps, and ultimately found my passion in UX. My drive towards UX stemmed from a desire to better people’s lives, assisting them in accomplishing their tasks and bridging the gaps in their experiences.

This is the essence I wish to impart to my mentees. UX is more than just a “cool” concept; it’s a mission to elevate the quality of life for individuals.”

What advice do you have for future mentees and UX designers?

“Even the most seemingly insignificant experiences can offer valuable lessons for the future. Nothing is truly pointless!”