I’m Rita DeRaedt.

I'm a product designer living in San Francisco. Since joining Google Design in 2015, I’ve worked on crafting excellent experiences for Google Search and Voice.

Previously, I was a freelance and agency designer. I'm also a series regular on the BBC kids show, Technobabble. Catch me making lattes, attempting yoga, documenting SF quirks, and looking forward to rainy days. For interested parties, it’s pronounced De-Rate.



Speaking

  • Product Design in Software Dev // BGSU - Guest Lecturer
  • Breaking into the Design Industry // UC Berkeley - Keynote Speaker
  • Product Design in Agile Methodology // Owens Corning - Keynote Speaker
  • Design Lessons from Google // Toledo Web Professionals - Keynote Speaker
  • Landing the Internship // BGSU VCT Org - Keynote Speaker
  • Engineering your career // Google Women Engineers Summit - Panelist
  • Design at Google // Google Design Intern Program - Panelist
  • Tech careers and you // Google CSSI Program - Panelist

writing


accolades

  • Grant Prize // MHacks - Thiel Foundation
  • Silver ADDY // Digital Advertising, Tablets+Apps - Toledo Ad Club
  • Runner Up // Young Designer of the Year - NET Magazine