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User Experience by CNN


Marisa Gallagher is the Vice President of Design for CNN Digital. Joining CNN in September, 2010, Gallagher is based in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta and reports to KC Estenson, senior vice president and general manager of CNN Digital.

Gallagher runs the experience design practice for CNN across its web, mobile, tablet and other emerging digital platforms. In this role, she leads a team of user experience, video and motion graphics, rich media and visual designers – as they seek to create breakthrough work that makes news and CNN’s insightful journalism come alive for people around the world.

Prior to joining CNN, Marisa led the user experience practice for the California offices of Razorfish and served in many other roles during her 10 years there. Before that, she worked in product development at CNET Networks and editorially driven search for LookSmart, a human-powered, human-curated search engine.

Gallagher’s work in user-centered design has helped organizations as diverse as ESPN, Singapore Airlines, NASA, McKesson, Visa, Disney World and Cisco to use the digital channel to delight and honor their audiences and customers, while also driving business growth.

Gallagher received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Film & Media Studies from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.