- Service Design
- Content Strategy
Alina is the ultimate people person.
Her optimism, warmth, and enthusiasm for deep thinking energizes clients and users to get involved in the central questions of design. By asking, ‘what are the actual human needs we need to address?’ she helps teams build services informed by research and empathy for the users. Alina’s design process starts with visual sketches, and she uses her background in brand and communications to chart solutions that balance user needs and organizational goals.
Alina has nearly a decade of mission-driven design experience, and is an MBA candidate in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts. She’s a constant source of high-voltage positive vibes, which comes from her full embrace of the pleasures in life. For Alina, that’s ecstatic dance, spiritual practices, cooking, travel, languages, and her cat.
Things Alina has been doing
- Helping the U.S. Government make its open data portal transparent and useful for all
- Studying how design theory meets with practice
- Helping The World Bank design communication strategies that support poverty-ending initiatives
- Using service design to reduce bias in family planning consultation services for youth in regions of Africa and South Asia
- Organizing health-conscious daytime gatherings that celebrate self care, community, and collective protagonism