It was with extreme shock, disbelief and sadness that we learned of the events surrounding Whitney French’s death.

Whitney embodied everything that is great in this world. She was incredibly talented, positive and creative. She was a warm and wonderful person who made everyone she touched better. She leaves a long list of clients who loved working with her, fellow team members who were mentored and inspired by her, and students in whom she instilled her love of design and technology.

Whitney was also a thought leader in the industry, a frequent speaker at conferences and a regular contributor to our blog – here are just a couple of her recent pieces:

Part One: Shortcuts to Chatbot Emotional Intelligence

Part Two: Shortcuts to Chatbot Emotional Intelligence

She will be dearly missed.

We would like to express our deepest condolences to Whitney’s family and friends, and to thank all those who have reached out to us with their thoughts. We will find a way forward that honors her memory.