Tea left Google after 17 years as a founder member of Google's Creative Lab. Tea pioneered visionary award-winning projects in Generative AI; Blockchain; Physical Digital, and HTML5, AR, and human-centered design. and contributed to the launch campaigns for: Chrome, Android, YouTube, Streetview and Photos (amongst others).

Her extensive output includes The Art Project (now Google Arts & Culture), the RARE program, the Foo.bar recruitment program, Build with Chrome (LEGO), and the Peabody-winning Editions at Play series now in the British Library collection.

Tea Uglow is a Peabody-winning digital and creative visionary, and has become a global icon for queer, trans, disabled, and neurodiverse creative people.

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She was a Jury President at Cannes (2023), Spikes (2021) & D&AD (2018)

Uglow’s emphatic track record of “I told you so” observations derives from an autistic fascination with deviances between human ethnology and technological assumption: i.e. the implications of Facebook’s social API’s in 2008 or the profound limitation of Virtual Reality within multi-sensory human umwelt [2013]. She is currently fuming at the disingenuous furore and alarm that GPT3 has generated having spent an animated 18 months in 2016 when GPT2 was released. And, should you be interested, she spent the pandemic developing ideas around ubiquitous computing, human experience design and screenless interfaces.

She has written a book on the history of queer oratory: Great LGBTQ+ Speeches. She was part of the team that proposed and secured the transgender pride emoji in 2020. Tea believes that activism is a civic responsibility for senior members of community who are more socially and economically secure.

She is on the board of ACMI [AU], advises the Flickr Foundation, the Immersive Arts Advisory Board, and the Australian Government Arts Council's Digital Strategy. She is part of the Science Gallery Networks' Leonardo Group and previously sat on the board of the Biennale of Sydney (2015—2021), the ABC ARTS Reference Panel (2015—2017), the European Internet Week Council and the D&AD Executive Council.