Dakoda is a lead UX designer at Opera. He joined Opera through its acquisition of the popular Toronto-based VPN client SurfEasy, where Dakoda was the director of design. Taking a somewhat circuitous path to a UX design career, his story started when he was small and tucked-and-rolled out of a moving car. This curiously predicted his academic interests, studying product and automotive design. He has since shifted gears into the digital realm, leading the design of products millions of people use daily.