About

Designer, artist, feminist.

I’m a designer at Code for America. I work on projects to make government services simple, beautiful, and easy to use — from making it easier for people to enroll in and use food stamps to helping city employees use data to make informed decisions and take action. I’ve 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

Past 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
  • 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

Molly Illustrator