I'm Stephanie Mencarelli, a design leader with experience growing, inspiring and managing cross-functional teams. Currently, I’m helping bring delightful music and podcast experiences to the world at Spotify.
My background in advertising makes me passionate about storytelling, strategy and answering the question, “So what?”. For a time, I was also a front-end developer which helps me build bridges between teams. After all, we are all problem solvers just using different tool sets.
I believe in servant leadership and constantly finding the “middle way”. I have been lucky enough to have very influential mentors in my career and because of that I am always focused on paying it forward. I care deeply about my team, their personal development and mentoring designers, user researchers, UX writers or product managers. Currently, I lead a cross-functional team of over 50 at Spotify with my co-leads in engineering and product. To me, the magic happens when the lines between our three roles are blurred. When all functions are collaborating to ship high impact value to users informed by quantitive and qualitative insights.