Marcelo Somers

Connect on LinkedIn →

Design leader with expertise in product strategy, design systems, and UI engineering who is currently the Dallas Practice Lead for Slalom, a $1.5 billion consulting firm. Driven to create environments where teams can love their work and life and scaling the power of design across organizations.

Demonstrated experience delivering reimagined products, services, and design systems for Fortune 500 and mid-market firms in both a hands on and leadership role. Partners closely with product and engineering teams to co-create solutions.

Hands on skills include research, product strategy, design thinking, front end engineering, and design systems.

Regular speaker, previously featured at CSS Dev Conf, Big Design Conference, The Responsive Web Design Summit, The University of Texas at Dallas, and firms in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.


  • Product Strategy
  • DesignOps
  • Design Systems
  • Coded Prototypes
  • Service Design
  • Research


  • Mural
  • PowerPoint
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript (plain)
  • NPM


Slalom Consulting

Practice Area Lead, 2018-Present

As the Experience Design practice lead, I am focused on defining how our team operates, mentoring designers at all stages of their career, building partnerships with other disciplines, and partnering with clients to lead and deliver projects.

Solution Principal, 2016-2018

Solution Architect, 2015-2016

Consultant, 2013-2015

I deliver and lead cross-disciplinary projects, with design experience in all ends of the design process from research and strategy to engineering. I specialize in Design Systems, Prototyping, and bridging the gap between designers and developers.

I lead and mentor a team of User Experience Designers and Developers who specialize in UI Prototyping & Front End Development. Within the User Experience practice, I am responsible for formalizing the sales and delivery process for new solutions, career mentoring and development, and sales.


User Experience Consultant, 2012-2013

The Syndicate

Founder, 2011-2012


Media Product Manager, 2009-2012


Business Analyst, 2008-2009


The University of Texas at Dallas

Bachelor's of Science, Finance