Welcome. I'm Norris, a designer hailing from Northern California. I strive to create things that better society, through care and curiosity.
Currently, I work at Code for America. I focus on improving access to our nation's safety net. We talk to vulnerable populations and the public servants who help them. When we find an opportunity where technology can make a real impact, we pursue it vigoriously.
I am fascinated 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.
Previously, I worked at Inkling, an energetic startup hoping to make education more engaging through interactive books. In order to do this, we also built modern tools for digital publishing.
When not working, I prefer 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.