Allan Buntoengsuk | UX and Product Designer


Allan Buntoengsuk

NYC-based product designer. Currently at edtech startup Teachable. Will not subject you to third person descriptions of myself.

2017 to now


Relocated from SF to NYC to become Teachable’s first full-time product design hire. Stuff I’ve worked on:

Designlab / remote / design mentor

Mentored design students in Design 101 and UX: Interaction Design IxD

2016 to 2017

AdmitSee / San Francisco, CA / Product & UX Lead

First UX design hire at a seed-stage education startup, eventually leading product & design. Work includes:

  • Telling your admissions story

  • Optimizing our signup and checkout flows

  • Our first user-centered design & research framework

  • Utilizing data visualization and machine learning to match high schoolers with similar college students


Declara / Palo Alto, CA / Product Designer

First full-time product design gig, working on Declara’s Web and Android products. I was involved in:

  • Bringing discussion to our Android App

  • Our consumer dashboard redesign, with an emphasis on gamification

2009 to 2014

up & down cALIFORNIA

This period saw me work some pretty random jobs, including: hand modeling for a Pop Secret commercial, driving a forklift for a year, selling 5 Macbooks to Stevie Wonder during Christmas Eve and building 3D models of Volkswagens. Eventually, I had a quarter-life crisis and moved to San Francisco to work with startups.

Companies I worked with during this period include: Volkswagen, Anthem Healthcare, Yahoo, Deutsch LA and Y Combinator startup VetPronto.



Graduated with a degree in Sociology, a minor in Asian-American studies, and a lot of anxiety around what I’d do to get paid.