The MPS Advisory Panels are composed of diverse industry professionals who bring to the program their expertise in the field to ensure that the program leads to the kinds of competencies and outcomes that will best serve MICA students upon graduation. Advisory panelists provide guidance on curriculum updates, advise on networking opportunities for students, work with program administration to identify best practices in the field, and provide general strategic advice to the program administration. The advisory boards are facilitated by the subject matter expert for that program.

Advisory Panel Members

Klaus Heesch

Klaus Heesch is a leader of branding and interactive experiences that span arts and entertainment, financial and advertising industries. He has held roles leveraging human-centered design thinking at Capital One and Meta. He is currently UX Design Director at Fiserv, where his team builds experiences that help the world move money.

Meredith Meller

I am a passionate and strategic product designer with 13 years of experience delivering SaaS products. I currently lead product design for Vetspire, a practice management and electronic healthcare record platform for veterinarians. I love the combination of research, creativity, individualism, and collaboration that product design brings.

Logan Perez

In 2020, Logan earned his MPS in UX Design from MICA. Today, he is the Senior Director of UX at Younique Cosmetics, contributing to the company's User Experience strategies and product development. He has been helping guide students as a facilitator in the MPS UX program's Capstone class for the last 2.5 years.

Vladimir Polyak

I am a UX Manager on the clinical side of ModMed’s UX umbrella. I have been working in the UX field for the past 16 years and have a background in graphic design, front-end development, and user experience.