Aly Blenkin

Designing products and services to support people's well-being

Over the past decade, I’ve led product teams and designed impactful digital products and services across various sectors. I recently served as Director of Product at Numinus, a company offering psychedelic-assisted therapy to people living with mental health conditions. I’m also a freelance product trainer for Mind the Product, where I teach design, research, and product management techniques.

 

Previously, I was Head of Digital at Snook, a multidisciplinary company based in the UK designing public services. At Snook, I was responsible for building the digital team and practice, managing delivery teams, and new business development. 

 

In 2017, I co-founded Pivotal Act, an initiative within VMware (formerly Pivotal Software) focused on helping nonprofits design and build responsible technology; which included developing services for essential workers, bringing an anti-human trafficking curriculum online, and creating a dashboard for NGOs in emergency responses. Before setting up Pivotal Act, I worked as a staff Product Designer at Pivotal Labs and a UX Designer at ThoughtWorks

 

I have a master’s in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons, The New School, in New York. My bachelor's degree is in Industrial Design from the University of Alberta, and I studied Service Design at the Köln International School of Design in Germany.

Let’s Work Together

I respectfully acknowledge the land on which I work is on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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