Hi, I'm Norris – a multidisplinary designer in California with over 10 years of experience. I create impact through design-driven innovation and deft execution with an eye towards craft and scale. I am dedicated to exploring design's role in reversing climate change and repairing our relationship with the rest of nature.
Currently, I am a product designer at Regrow working alongside farmers and climate scientists to accelerate the world's transition to regenerative agriculture.
Previously, I led interdisplinary teams at IDEO, designed a more human-centered safety net at Code for America, and reimagined interactive learning at Inkling. I've also partnered with notatable clients such as Google, Meta, and the Gates Foundation.
I thrive by collaborating with others to understand the system's perspective, empathize with users, prototype a diversity of approaches, craft beautiful products and services, and package it together into compelling and strategic narratives.
I graduated with honors from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. My final thesis, a winner in the Core77 Design Awards, investigated how design could help promote resiliency against climate change in rural Central America.
I received my Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Brown University and studied Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design.
When not working, I love being in deep in mountains and nestled underneath redwoods. I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2014 and the Sierra High Route in 2016.
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