Biography of Craig Saila

About Craig

Craig Saila is a leader in digital experience design. For more than 20 years, he’s been helping innovative organizations grow by creating sustainable and engaging human-centric experiences across a portfolio of connected platforms. As CBC’s Head of Experience Design, he leads the group designing products for everything from breaking news stories to podcasts and music playlists to live and on-demand video streaming.

During his decade at the The Globe and Mail, he expanded and designed its mobile portfolio, oversaw the development of its digital subscription efforts, and created a design innovation group. Saila has also lead the web design and development team for NBC News’ network of sites. During his time there, the team rebuilt the network’s story-telling platform and worked on some of Facebook and Twitter’s first media partnerships. He also launched some of world’s first mobile news apps, including, NBC News and the Today Show.

Saila has taught user experience design at OCAD University and online journalism at Ryerson University.

Throughout his career, he has spoken and written about UX design and research, product management, as well exploring how technology is shaping the way we experience our stories.

Craig Saila graduated from Ryerson University, with a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts in Journalism.

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