Lesley Burr

About Lesley Burr

Product designer. Highly collaborative systems thinker. Thorough and detail-oriented.

Among lupine flowers in southern Iceland on a recent trip

Among lupine flowers in southern Iceland on a recent trip

My educational background and unique combination of work experiences have given me a strong foundation in creativity and critical thinking to support my passions for problem-solving and design. 

I thrive in highly collaborative environments. I love being able to reach across teams and disciplines to identify problems, define scope, and deeply understand how my product contributions connect to the bigger system. To me, done is better than perfect, and I enjoy collecting qualitative feedback and data-driven insights in order to continually iterate and improve on designs.


I’m a senior product designer at HubSpot. I work on some of the top-of-the-funnel content marketing tools that aim to help businesses attract more visitors to their websites and convert more leads. As of late, I’ve been focused on a brand new tool that leverages machine learning to help our users become better at creating quality content. In addition, I've mentored our product design co-op and helped maintain our design language.


I was the multimedia and social media specialist at the Chicago History Museum, and my years there were the most pivotal for my interest and growth in design. My role allowed me to wear many hats along the way, including my favorite, the UX hat. From the very start, I was determined to create the best possible experience for the Museum’s audience, by making its digital presence better to use, easier to understand, and a little bit more human.

While studying liberal arts at Boston College, I channeled my creative energy into creating a fashion blog and jewelry brand with a roommate. After undergrad, I joined the Starter League where I studied user experience, visual design, and HTML and CSS under the tutelage of some of Chicago’s most talented designers and developers. 

For fun

When I’m not working I enjoy fashion blogging, making jewelry, creative writing, and binging on Netflix. I also love to travel and wander around museums, shop for both the latest fashion and unique vintage finds, go to concerts, and add to my massive nail polish collection.