Hello, I’m Amber Hansford


I merge my experience with Product Management and UX Experience to align customer needs with developer knowledge to build the best products to solve problems. I find joy in mentoring and facilitating Design Thinking and Balanced Teams methodologies. There’s something magical about helping the entire product team focus on falling in love with the problems that our customers face.

Leading Teams to Success

I’ve worked in many industries, and in many disciplines. Starting as a front-end developer on League-level sports sites such as pgatour.com and NBA.com, I moved to the business side as Product Manager for TNT Overtime in 2014. 

As Product, I worked on live streaming solutions at Turner Sports and IBM and moved to building internal tools at The Home Depot to help the engineering teams on the supply chain there. 

After leaving The Home Depot, I put my design skills to the test that I’d been working on throughout my career to take on managing the User Experience team at Deluxe, and then moved to Paychex as a UX Designer Manager. Not only being able to mentor designers to holistic User Experience generalists, I also championed the growth of our Design System and helped to connect the whole product team within the balanced team ideal to focus on the customer first.