Hello! I'm Austin (they/them), a designer living in Chicago.
I love the web. I've been designing for it since I bought my first copy of Coda in 2007, and haven't looked back since.
Today I'm an interaction designer at Jellyvision, and the design lead for The Advent Project: an online multimedia project that, every December, features bite-sized art from 24 artists to support a worthy cause. We've raised money for organizations like Midwest Access Coalition, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, and Community Justice Exchange.
My favorite design projects educate and entertain in fulfilling ways. I'm especially interested in conversational interfaces, and learning more about their merits and pitfalls. I value grounding our work around clear, testable, user-centered goals. And I believe designers must evaluate the ethics of their jobs and projects, and understand how they affect people's lives.
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