Tise Alatise

Tise Alatise

Product Design, she/her/hers

Open to coffee chat, freelance and opportunities

2 months ago


Tise studied Computer Science at Cornell University, where she graduated top top 1% as Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholar. She previously served as co-president for Women in Computing at Cornell and co-instructor for Introduction to Digital Product Design for Cornell AppDev. Tise loves all things animation and grew up reading webnovels in every region of the U.S. She loves 🎧 listening to k-pop, 🧋 grabbing boba with friends, and 📽️ hosting Studio Ghibli watch parties.


2019 — 2023
B.S. Computer Science at Cornell University

Work Experience

2023 — Now
Product Design Intern at Figma
New York City
2021 — 2022
Course Intructor & TA at CornellAppDev

Taught over 90 students industry standard product thinking, interaction design, and visual design to cultivate design education and community.

2022 — 2022
Product Design Intern at Meta
San Francisco
2021 — 2021
Undergraduate UI/UX Intern at Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
Los Angeles/Remote
  • Designed a paired OTT and mobile user experience for the steaming fleet
  • Participated in a user research audience project about Disney guests
2020 — 2021

• Create email graphics and flyers using Figma for weekly newsletter that builds community among 800+ Black and Latinx computing students
• Established the Figma design system from brand style guide
• Design templates for school partners adhering to brand style guide



HTR is the abbreviation for Handwritten Text Recognition. Implemented a python program to recognize handwriting for letters and digits.

Re-Design Volume Reader at AppDev

Conducted user research, designed, prototyped, and shipped new interaction designs for the 2,000 users of CourseGrab, a mobile app that helps Cornell students get into courses during add drop and pre-enroll.


SWE Project • Designer & Developer
A virtual pass and play UNO game written in OCaml. Worked in a team of 4 people.


UX Case Study • Product Designer
A feature that enhances the overall mobile editing experience by reducing the frustrations users feel when they format documents on their phones.


Side Projects


UX Case Study • Prototype • Product Designer
Designed a shortcut feature to speed up logging into meetings and groups page to enhance the student virtual education experience


Most Impactful Student Award from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Cornell University, Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

This award is for a student who has had a positive impact on those within the organization. Whether this has been demonstrated through engaging with an organization’s mission or being actively involved to the point where their impact has been felt by other students involved in the organization, it is apparent that this student is dedicated to creating a positive environment through their involvement.

Zellman Warhaft Undergraduate Commitment to Diversity Award from Diversity Programs Cornell Engineering

Awarded to undergraduate who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to support of initiatives that enhance diversity and inclusion for the Cornell Engineering community

Merrill Presidential Scholars from Cornell University

Since 1988, the Merrill Presidential Scholars Program has honored Cornell University’s most outstanding graduating seniors (Top 1%), while also recognizing the teachers who have played a significant role in ensuring their success. Each scholar is given an opportunity to recognize the high school teacher who most inspired their scholastic development and the Cornell faculty member who most significantly contributed to their college experience.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) award from Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

The awards recognize graduate and undergraduate students who’ve committed to creating a more inclusive culture within Cornell Bowers CIS and broadly in the fields of computing and information science

Grace Hopper Conference Scholar from Google


Figma Design