i would like to take a minute to tell you not only how hard jenny lewis killed it at newport this weekend (very hard), but also that her set made me feel encouraged as a modern woman in a very rare and very beautiful way. at midnight i will download her new album and i will use it like a drug to get me through the next four days of being with my colleagues 24/7.
as a self-critical designer, it’s rare that i make something i’m really proud of, but i’m really proud of this.
guided by dana chisnell’s best practices for civic design, i designed a website template that local election offices can use to communicate with voters. the goal wasn’t to make something flashy and cool, it was to make something that voters — including those with low literacy — can use to easily find information that will lower barriers to participating in elections.
my badass colleague, jenna colazzi, coded the design, and now it’s being used in a handful of test jurisdictions, including inyo county, california (pictured).