About Us

Empathy. Data Driven Design. Community.

We are designers, developers, and teachers, bridging beautiful design based on research with flawless integration and sharing knowledge with our community.

View the video below to learn more about customer discovery research and how it creates more effective designs. 

Our Mission

Nerdy Diva’s mission is to increase economic empowerment and social innovation by providing best in class research, design, and development for businesses founded by women, people of color, and the LGBT community.

We are building a legacy of entrepreneurs and innovative problem solvers to tackle issues with human connection, design, and technology.


Everything you need for showing off your creative and innovative products and services. 


Increase customers with a mobile friendly app that is easy to use on iPhone, Android, iPad and more.


Templates for getting started can be customized to fit the needs of your business and customers.

UI Elements

Build trust in your brand with your unique style, color palette, text, photos, illustrations, and more. 

Clean Code

Best-in-class software tools for high speed, performance, and security of sensitive data in your online hub.


Keep track of all changes and updates made to your app through versioning software tools.


Receive software updates for your online store, e-learning course, community network. 

Shanae Chapman, Founder

Shanae Chapman is a Principal UX Designer, Founder of Nerdy Diva, and UX Adjunct Professor. She is a proud African American, 1st generation college graduate, Christian, bisexual woman. She has an MPS in Informatics from Northeastern University, Certificate in Leadership from MIT, Certificate in Web Design from Webster University, and BA in Communication with a Certificate in African American Studies from Saint Louis University.


Shanae is passionate about anti-racism education, human-centered design, and cloud technology. She has over a decade of experience designing digital products and services for enterprise companies such as Boeing, IBM, Red Hat, MathWorks, and Akamai. She has taught UX and Web Development at Lesley University, Northeastern University, Maryville University, and Fisher College.


Shanae is the Founder of Nerdy Diva, a tech agency that focuses on building websites, apps, and online teaching platforms for diverse and inclusive audiences. Shanae has started angel investing in 2021 by enrolling in Arlan Hamilton’s Investing as a Catalyst course and investing in CurlMix. She plans to invest in businesses using technology for good, especially founded by women, BIPOC, LGBT with a focus in STEM.

Shanae Chapman

Shanae Chapman

Founder, Principal Designer

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