Our Team of Instructors

Path Unbound is a design school founded by designers. As working designers, we noticed that the vast majority of online design institutions are not founded by designers, which inspired us to create an environment that is optimized for learning strong foundational skills that will lead to more successful career results. Our team of instructors are not only top performers in their own respective design fields but also excellent educators with demonstrated expertise in instruction, ready to help students begin their dream design career.

Aneri Patel

Lead agency visual designer

Aneri Patel is a multidisciplinary designer with 8 years of experience. She has helped companies attain a strong presence through strategic design solutions. Her enthusiasm towards work often serves as a driving force for her fellow teammates, pushing them towards exploring new creative avenues and constantly improving their skills.

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Nelcy Nunez​

UI/UX Designer​

Nelcy Núñez brings over a decade of hands-on experience in the design industry. She’s worn many hats, from managing visual and marketing design to leading UX and small design teams. Now, her focus is on helping design students deepen their knowledge of the craft and kickstart their creative careers.

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Nina Shahriaree​

UI/UX & Visual Designer

Nina received her BFA in Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design and an MA in HCI and Design at the University of Washington. She has worked on visual design and branding for a variety of projects including a conversational AI tool, livestream widget for the GRAMMYs, and she’s helped develop the design language for mixed reality products at Microsoft.

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Jenni Renas​

Visual Designer

Jenni Renas is a visual designer who specializes in identity programs for visual storytelling. She believes in a backbone of research and strong concept, and strives to create material that’s memorable, witty, and a little bit weird. Jenni graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has worked with a diverse roster of clients primarily in an agency environment.

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Sam Jacobs

Director of Design​

Sam Jacobs is a director of with experience working with some of the world’s biggest brands. Sam graduated from the Syracuse University and Shilling School of Design.Sam has been a winner of American Graphic Design Award and a finalist at Australian Graphic Design Award.

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Stella Guan

Multidisciplinary Designer, Design Educator

Stella Guan is co-founder and CEO of Path Unbound. Stella’s design work has been recognized internationally by major design awards, some of which have also invited her to serve as a judge.A passionate design educator, Stella is an Adjunct Professor of Design at several universities and education institutions. She is often invited as a speaker at design conferences.

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Silvia Script​

Senior Experience Design Lead

Silvia Script is a Senior User Experience and Interface Designer with a communication design background from Carnegie Mellon University, Corcoran College of Art + Design, and Rhode Island School of Design. She leads experience and interface direction at Publicis Sapient for health, federal and commercial clients. She has previously worked with Bloomberg, BYN Mellon, Fidelity, Microsoft, Motorola and VeriFone.

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Daniel Anguiano

Design Professor

Daniel Anguiano started working as a designer at the beginning of the digital era in the late eighties. In 1999, Daniel started teaching as a college adjunct and he had two careers as a designer and an educator that kept him busy for the better part of twenty years. Daniel has worked with large brands like Lockheed Martin, Cap Cities/ABC, Knight Ridder and smaller local brands as a freelancer.

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Sydney Ligouri​

Design Educator and Designer

Sydney Ligouri is co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Path Unbound. She brings over a decade of experience in the design industry and is an accomplished design educator. Sydney began her entrepreneurship journey nearly seven years ago as co-founder of creative mentorship platform RookieUp. She also taught—and later became Head of Design Education—at Shillington NYC, contributing to exceptional student results.

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Torian Parker​

Senior Product Designer​

Over the past decade, Torian Parker has had the pleasure to work alongside some awe-inspiring minds. As Torian matured in his career,  he found himself particularly drawn to the inner fibers that create unforgettable user experiences. Now as a Principal Designer, he has been able to reflect on this path as it led him to agency design, front-end development, corporate strategy, and motion graphic work.

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Nathan Pieratt

Design Educator and Creative Director

Nathan Pieratt is a dynamic creative professional offering 20 years of executing integrated marketing campaigns and creative strategies for B2C, B2B, and startups. He is an expert in creative leadership at both agencies and in-house teams. He worked as an adjunct professor of design at West Virginia University.

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Elaine Chew

Digital Designer, Studio Owner and Instructor

Elaine Chew graduated from Northumbria University, UK in BA Hons Graphic Design majoring in Image-making, and visual communication through infographic, illustration, and social media marketing via design. She also has a UI/UX Design certification from (CalArts) California Institute of the Arts, USA and Design Strategy + Entrepreneurship certification from University of Sydney, Australia.

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