From Business to Design

🐣 I wasn’t born a UX designer.

I started my career in consulting and finance, explaining structured investment solutions to diverse clients ranging from French agricultural cooperatives (in Paris) to regional banks in Asia (in Hong Kong).

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Back then, I was a victim of disjointed interfaces.

It almost seemed to be a point of pride on the trading floor! The more complicated your screen looked, the cooler you were.

Drawing of many screens

But I had a secret: I was an undercover designer.

Day job aside, I was a freelance artist and developing indie games (still doing it today!), and I rebelled against my badly designed tools to change them.

Drawing of Detective Pikachu

Fast forward to today, I am now the Managing Director of Design at Societe Generale CIB, responsible for its design vision and strategy. I lead from London an international and multidisciplinary team of design experts in service of our mission to empower people to take control over sophisticated products and financial systems.

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I'm also a culture change advocate for highly collaborative organizations 🚀.

Life snippets

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Biographies

Short bio

Morgane Peng is the Managing Director of Design at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. She is responsible for the design vision and strategy to deliver united and meaningful experiences with her team across Societe Generale's product suite for start-ups, corporates and financial institutions.

Previously, Morgane ventured into various fields such as consulting, financial markets and tech. In her spare time, she’s a gamer at heart and works on an indie video game which was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

Extended bio

Morgane Peng started her career in consulting and finance, where she explained structured investment solutions to diverse clients ranging from agricultural cooperatives in Paris to regional banks in in Hong Kong. She saw a design opportunity in the badly-designed, esoteric software used in financial systems and on the trading floor. In her quest to make enterprise financial management tools more user-friendly, she found a path to becoming a UX designer.

Today, Morgane is the Managing Director of Design at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. Working out of the 150-year old banking group's offices in London and Paris, she is responsible for the design vision and strategy to deliver united and meaningful experiences with her team across Societe Generale's product suite for start-ups, corporates and financial institutions.

Previously, Morgane ventured into various fields such as consulting, financial markets and tech. In her spare time, she’s a gamer at heart and works on an indie video game which was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

French bio 🇫🇷

Morgane Peng est directrice générale du design pour la banque de financement et d’investissement de Société Générale. Forte d’une expérience entrepreneuriale dans les industries numériques, culturelles et créatives, elle s’est aventurée dans divers domaines du conseil en entreprise, de la finance de marché, du design et de la tech.

Parallèlement à sa carrière, Morgane est une Game Artist passionnée qui participe activement au développement de jeux vidéo indépendants.

Headshot

If you're a conference and you need a headshot, I recommend this 1:1 headshot or this 2:3 portrait. Also, did I mention that I also have a 1:1 headshot with a Pikachu tail?

If you need any other format, please get in touch.