Design Gigs for Good is a labor of love from two gals who really really believe in using design to make things better out there.
Mollie is an independent designer with a focus on social justice work. She has a hard time picking which design tools she likes the best — she has been called a user researcher, a visual designer, a service designer, a product manager, a creative lead, a UX designer and an activist.
Mollie was a founding member of the United States Digital Service in the Obama White House, working to improve the government’s ability to deliver human-centered services for the American people. Previously, she served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, where she led an human-centered design project to improve Veterans’ experiences with VA services. At the US Digital Service, she worked on a wide array of efforts — from creating the government's first digital web design standards to improving how low-income Americans apply and enroll in public assistance programs. Mollie serves on the board of the Alliance for Youth Action, a national network of organizations building political power of young people in the U.S and is an advisor to the GivingSide, a digital platform to support individual charitable giving habits.
Check out some of her work over at ru-design.org .
Sarah is a freelance designer and researcher, with a passion for applying community- and human-centered design to local and global development. She has previously worked with organizations such as the World Bank, the International Rescue Committee, Open Society Foundations, Population Services International, Internews, Bread for the City, Safe Horizon, and Democracy Works on topics ranging from financial inclusion and consumer protection, to healthcare, education, and civil and human rights.
In her spare time, you will find Sarah volunteering as a teacher, a translator, or a crisis mapper. She is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris where she studied International Business and Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Affairs. She also studied design innovation at the Paris Est d.school and User Experience design at General Assembly.
You can see more about her work at sarahfathallah.com
(Not to shamelessly promote ourselves or anything, but hey speaking of jobs, we're both on the market).