I'm Abby Golfo, a research-focused designer building impactful digital products.

Work Experience

M&T Bank
User Experience Designer · 2018 — Present
Cortina Productions
Interactive Design Intern · 2017


Georgia Institute of Technology
Master of Science in Digital Media · 2018
State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo
Bachelor of Arts in Communication · 2016;
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology · 2016


Primary Design Collective
Member · 2019 — Present

Speaking & Workshops

RIT's Thought At Work
Workshop Co-Facilitator · 2019
"Encouraging Diverse Perspectives in Group Brainstorming" with Kirsten Lindquist-Campana and Ryan Duquette
America on Tech
Session Speaker on Usability Testing; Mentor · 2019
Formerly New York on Tech (NYOT)
My goal is to positively impact people’s lives by meeting people where they are.

I'm a research-focused designer dedicated to building impactful (mostly digital) products. I'm super interested in understanding how people move through their worlds and I love working within multidisciplinary teams so we can ask, learn, and iterate together.

Born in the Bronx to two immigrants from the Philippines and raised in Westchester County, New York, I'm motivated by the people and stories around me.

My passion for storytelling and social justice motivated me to study journalism and sociology in undergrad, in addition to making videos and posters for human rights and activism-focused organizations.

I live in Buffalo, New York, where I am a UX Designer at M&T Bank. At M&T, I largely focus on research and insights. I have a master’s degree in Digital Media from Georgia Tech and bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Sociology from SUNY Geneseo. My pronouns are she/her/hers.


Contact me—

abbygolfo [at] gmail.com

I'm in the process of moving case studies to this site. For a PDF version of my portfolio, please contact me.