About

Designer, artist, feminist. Current status: design at Code for America, making government services simple, beautiful, and easy to use.

As a 2014 Code for America Fellow in Long Beach, I helped design a new process for city staff to coordinate information in order to reduce 911 calls. Previously, I designed print and digital projects for federal public health agencies at CommunicateHealth. I’ve also also worked on documentary films, board games, and public art projects. My mission is to empower people to improve their communities through design.

At Hampshire College, I designed an interdisciplinary concentration in typography, urban planning, community-based art, and education.

Things I love to talk about: typography, civic hacking, games for change, feminism, health literacy, accessibility, storytelling, methods for connecting strangers in public space, circus

Things I love to look at: ampersands, maps, gifs, mountains, slab serifs, faded letters on buildings, the ocean, old boy/girl scout handbooks

Speaking Engagements

  • Code for America Summit 2014: Tear Down, Build Up: YOU Can Design Better Health Information
  • HxRefactored 2014: Making the Safety Net Smarter
  • Civic Design Camp 2014: Fantastic Flyer Design
  • TEDx Shelburne Falls 2013: Hack Your City (View the video)
  • Hack for Western Mass 2013: Hackathon Bootcamp and Introduction to Design Thinking
  • Healthcare Experience Design 2013: Reader-Centered Design for Health Communication (View the video)
  • Usability Professionals Association, Boston 2012: Reader-Centered Design for Health Communication
  • Reproductive Rights (CLPP) 2012: Graphic Design 101 for Activists
  • Reproductive Rights (CLPP) 2011: Arts and Activism Panel Member
  • Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Conference 2009: Graphic Design 101 for Activists
My Adobe Illustrator Superhero Halloween costume:

Molly Illustrator