SOCIAL DESIGNER +
MY PRONOUNS ARE
My education and experience have armed me with multiple skills and talents that support social impact design projects. I’m a maker who loves to design and frequently experiments with creative ways to express complex ideas clearly. I love Post-It notes, sharpies, storyboarding, and journey maps. Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop are my best friends. I wonder why people do the things they do and want to find ways to “improve” human behaviors. I get carried away in textbooks and often find myself down a rabbit hole of related articles. I’m passionate about social impact, consulting, and making sure projects are managed well. I support social enterprises and non-profits in doing their work better.
I'm an MFA Candidate in Design for Social Innovation. What is social design? Glad you asked. It's the application of design methodologies to solutions for complex human problems.
Some of My Projects: filling gaps in service for veterans facing homelessness, AI smart-mirrors to combat human trafficking, visualizing depression + stressors to compare the effects by generation, gamifying diet changes to make them more enjoyable, serving as a graphic reporter at the UN Foundation's Social Good Summit
Design for social innovation is really interaction design in the broadest sense; it’s interaction between people that takes responsibility for positive, systemic impact.
Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair of Design for Social Innovation
She also does an incredible job of explaining social design on the grad program's website: