About

Graphic designer, media artist, civic hacker. Saving good causes from bad design. Frequently distracted by public typography. Lover of all things ampersand (&).

I’m a 2014 Code for America fellow working with the city of Long Beach, CA.

Previously, I was a senior designer at CommunicateHealth, a health communication and education firm specializing in improving health literacy through user-centered design, research, and content development.

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, data visualization, storytelling, methods for connecting strangers in public space, circus

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

Conferences

  • 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 Conference 2013: Reader-Centered Design for Health Communication (View a video of this presentation)
  • Usability Professionals Association – Boston Conference 2012: Reader-Centered Design for Online Health Communication
  • Reproductive Rights Conference (CLPP) 2012: Graphic Design 101 for Activists
  • Reproductive Rights Conference (CLPP) 2011: Arts and Activism Panel Member
  • Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Conference 2009: Graphic Design 101 for Activists
  • Other conferences attended: Code for America Summit, AdaCamp, Typecon (four times!), TYPO SF

Exhibitions

  • Fun-a-day Group Show, Northampton, MA, 2012
  • Featured Artist, Wall Talk Art Gallery, Northampton, MA, 2010-2011
  • Co-opoly at the BMW Guggenheim LAB, New York City, 2011
  • Ampersand: a Typography Scavenger Hunt, Hampshire College, 2010
  • Design, Art, and Technology Show, Hampshire College, 2010
  • HERETICS documentary world premiere, MoMA, New York City, 2009
My Adobe Illustrator Superhero Halloween costume:

Molly Illustrator