Eriol Fox

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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 work part-time at the Open Food Network ( and take on freelance work through

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 as lead designer at Ushahidi ( in partnership with Designit ( and Adobe ( called Open Design

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.

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