Hello, I'm Norris. I am a designer from Oakland, California. For the last eight years, I've worked across interaction, web, and service design projects. I am always seeking to learn and, hopefully, create things along the way that make the world a better place.
Currently, I am at a non-profit called Code for America. For the last four years, I've focused on making the safety net easier to access. Essentially, we spend a lot of time listening to people going through tough times and the public servants who help them. When we find an opportunity to make a real difference, we pursue it vigoriously.
Previously, I worked at a place called Inkling. We were a group of dreamers hoping to make education more engaging through interactive digital books. I worked on hundreds of titles from Campbell's Biology to Frommer's Travel Guides.
I am endlessly intrigued by the creative process, whether it is in the making of chairs, museum exhibits, new technology, typefaces, or public services. Often, I find that it is between those spaces where the magic happens.
Brown University taught me about the world. RISD taught me about design.
When I’m not working, I like to be in nature. I am grateful to have had the chance to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail, traverse the Sierra High Route, and work on a few farms in Patagonia.
If you’d like to get in touch, shoot me an email. I’m not really on social media these days.