Eriol is a designer who’s worked in mainly in-house roles with periods of agency, freelance and study for 9+ years. A graduate of time-based media pivoting into visual design, progressing through digital, UI and UX and product.
They have been working in the Humanitarian, FOSS (free and open-source) and human rights technology space for the last two years helping make and design products for complex problems like Crisis response, Gender Violence, Peace Building/Genocide prevention, Democracy, and Activism.
A huge advocate for designers existing, thriving and participating in the open-source and humanitarian space they worked on an intense project to make an impact in the design community while working at Ushahidi (https://ushahidi.com/) in partnership with Designit (https://www.designit.com/) and Adobe (https://www.adobe.com/)
During their master’s degree, they investigated the user experience journey of people with terminal illnesses and the people that care for them and now works as a designer for Ushahidi, a humanitarian, non-profit technology leader developing open, crowdsourcing tools to help people raise their voice and those who serve them to listen and respond better.
Eriol is a non-binary/genderfluid, queer person who uses they/them pronouns who, in their talks, often covers LGBTQ+ representation in visual design as well as some of the trans/non-binary issues that tend to overlap. They also cover some representations of ethnicity and visible/non-visible disabilities.