Eriol has been working as a designer for 10 years and most recently in the Humanitarian, FOSS (free and open-source software) and human rights technology space helping create products for complex problems like Crisis response, Gender Violence, Peace Building/Genocide prevention, Democracy, and Activism. They take on work through humanitarian.design to ‘pay the bills’ while looking for more a permanent organisation to call work-home.
An advocate for designers existing, thriving and participating in the open-source software and humanitarian space they worked on a 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/) called Open Design https://github.com/open-design-is/opendesign
During their master’s degree, they investigated the user experience journey of people with terminal illnesses and the people that care for them and is now a PhD candidate investigating designers participation in humanitarian topics globally through open-source software.
Eriol is a non-binary/genderfluid, queer person who uses they/them pronouns who, in their talks, often covers LGBTQ+ representation in visual design. They also cover some representations of race, ethnicity and visible/non-visible disabilities from the perspective of a white person with an invisible disability.