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Executive creative director, bbc engineering

BBC

Julia Whitney plays two roles at the BBC, she is the executive creative director of BBC Engineering, where she brings a human-centred design approach to internal systems, and general manager of user experience design in BBC Digital, where she leads a group that takes BBC Online’s content and code and turns it into desirable and functional experiences for anybody to use.

The portfolio spans from News, Sport and Weather, to iPlayer and iPlayer Radio, CBeebies and CBBC, across desktop, mobile, tablet and connected TV.

Julia’s career has focused on design and public media. Her previous experience includes various roles at the BBC, and WGBH, IDEO, and Yale University.