Julia Lindpaintner

+ About



I am a multi-disciplinary strategic designer living in Pittsburgh.

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. 

I am a recent graduate of SVA's MFA in Products of Design 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 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. I am always eager to talk about new collaborations.

Thank you & auf Wiedersehen!



+ 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