Tania Anaissie

Founder & CEO
Beytna Design Studio

Tania Anaissie is the Founder and CEO of Beytna Design, an equity-design firm that focuses on issues of inequity in the government, education, and criminal justice systems. She is a Founding Co-creator of the Liberatory Design process, a new practice of human-centered design that accounts for power, historical context, and oppression. Tania is a Founding Member of the Equity Design Collaborative, Faculty at The National Equity Project in Oakland and a former Lecturer at the Stanford University d.school where she taught custom classes, managed programs at Stanford and abroad, and was a strategy designer on the d.school's capstone Stanford 2025 project.

Tania is an expert designer and facilitator with over 9 years of experience, leading design teams in research projects across the world and facilitating design learning experiences for over 800 learners. Tania is a graduate of Stanford University's Product Design program and is currently a StartingBloc fellow.

Tania is leading a workshop at SXSWedu 2019 titled "Liberatory Design Thinking: Design for Justice."

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