Brian Duchek

Lead Design Program Manager


Brian Duchek is a veteran UX designer, recovering front-end developer, and design operations leader with over 20 years of experience in a variety of things "digital". Having sampled other careers in classical music, audio engineering and botanical logistics, he's currently enamoured with maturing the design-ops practice at DocuSign.

In addition to his work in the technology industry, Brian is an active mentor and advisor to youth programs & startups. Easily excited about new ideas and anything that helps measure the ephemeral and intangible work of design and product experience, he loves to build-to-learn, and to demonstrate that the person making the most mistakes is out-learning everyone else.

He lives in the outskirts of Chicago, near the source of high-energy neutrinos being fired through the earth at South Dakota, and plays bassoon with a local community orchestra, where playing Appalachian Spring almost always makes him tear up.

What others say

The Design Operations New York 2023 conference was so rewarding! As a DesignOps "team of 1" practitioner, the opportunity to be among other humans who are in the field was so fulfilling. Also, what I learned in those 8 hours is immeasurable. 

Claudia Martinez

HS DesignOps events provided me with the opportunity to connect with similar minded professionals, who I can call friends! Sessions were engaging and provided me some valuable nuggets to take it forward and apply! 

Amit Tripathi

HS Design Operations events provide me with the opportunity to connect with other colleagues in the industry and share learnings to help each other strive to be the most efficient and supportive teams we can be.

Antonia Duffin