Hello! I'm Julia, a multi-disciplinary strategic designer.
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
+ Curriculum vitae