Julia Lindpaintner

+ About

Hello! I'm Julia, a multi-disciplinary designer and strategist.

I am happiest when using human-centered design methods to tackle the problems that matter. I am particularly interested in projects around civic innovation, organizational behavior, and service design in government. 

Born in Germany, I lived in Iowa City, Boston, Basel, Switzerland, and New York City before finding my current home in Pittsburgh. I completed my graduate studies at SVA's MFA in Products of Design program in New York City, where I devoted my MFA thesis "Justice by All" to exploring ways to revitalize civic engagement in the judicial system. By applying a variety of design lenses, I reimagined current interactions between the public and the American criminal justice system and invented new ones. 

In my capacity as a freelance design consultant, I take on projects that resonate with my values, facilitating co-creation workshops, creating materials, graphics and websites for non-profit organizations and government, and collaborating on design research and behavioral design exercises. Please get in touch—I am always eager to talk about new collaborations.

Thank you & auf Wiedersehen!

+ User experience researcher and designer at 18F
+ Independent projects and contract work

+ Senior Designer at Luminary Labs
+ Project Manager & Strategist for Michael Bierut at Pentagram 
+ Civic Digital Fellow at the U.S. Census Bureau
+ Summer Scholar with Common Cents Lab at the Center for Advanced Hindsight
+ MFA from the School of Visual Arts Products of Design program
+ BA in History of Science from Harvard College

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+ Curriculum vitae

+ Digital Citizen Summit, Washington, D.C. August 2019.
+ GovUX Summit, Washington, D.C. May 2019.