Adey Salyards
Adey Salyards
Product Designer

Adey Salyards


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I lead a team of designers at Walmart focused on building all the apps that hourly store employees use to do their job–enterprise software for handheld devices. We bring user-centered design to some of Walmart's biggest strategic priorities, including their inventory management system and their point of sale registers. These apps are transforming what it means to work in retail.

We champion the day-to-day experience of the Walmart worker through thoughtful design.



Before Walmart, I was on the team that designed Capital One's iPhone and iPad app. This became one of the brand's primary touchpoints with their customers. During my time with that team, I led several bootcamps, teaching designers how to prototype in Swift and XCode and established a reusable component library using Sketch libraries. 

Previously, I worked as a designer at AKQA DC, working on clients such as Verizon, Electrolux, United States Postal Service, Leidos, Ubisoft, Universal Studios and Delta. These companies entrusted our design team to put forth a strong digital strategy and carry it through to delivery.

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"Creating a Design System" - NoVa UX Meetup - June 2017

"Learning to code built trust on my team" -, July 2016

"The under-appreciated benefits of having a creative rival" -, March 2016

The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah

Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

The Message - Eugene Peterson

Made in America - Sam Walton

The Advantage - Patrick Lencioni

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

The Undoing Project - Michael Lewis

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup - John Carreyrou

Hamilton - Ron Chernow

Measure What Matters - John Doerr

Luke For Everyone - N.T. Wright

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In - Fisher, Ury, Patton

Org Design for Design Orgs - Merholz, Skinner

Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People - Christopher Noessel

The Divine Conspiracy - Dallas Willard


Reading List

Books I’ve read in the past year. I’m always looking for recommendations!

When I'm not working...

You can find me traveling around the world with my husband, leading worship at church, and participating in Washington D.C.'s design meetup scene.