I’m a artist and designer working on social, cultural, and community projects. I use research, creative strategy, and collaboration to design narrative artifacts for engagement, tools for co-creation, and platforms for participation.

I contribute as a thought partner to interdisciplinary teams working on service design, community engagement, and learning experience projects. I’m excited about human-centered design and co-creative research. 

I work with brand and research teams at technology companies. I work with collaborative teams at design-thinking consultancies. I work with environmental organizations and cultural institutions.

I have a background in socially engaged art, design education, and small press publishing. In my art and writing practice, I am thinking about place, community, and identity.

Here’s a detailed online resume.



Clients + Collaborators

IDEO
Dropbox
Figma
Patagonia
findhelp.org
Social Print Studio
Compass
Portigal Consulting
The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School
Headlands Center for the Arts
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
California College of the Arts
Portland State University School of Art + Design
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Point Reyes Books
Astranis Space Technologies
Reimagine End of Life
For Freedoms
Frontier Arts Institute
Open Engagement Conference
Intersection for the Arts
Epicenter
Southern Exposure

Creature Learning
Greenpeace



I’m available for new projects starting March 2023.

I’m available for full- or part-time project-based work.

My dream projects...

  • I want to work with service designers and futurists on projects for healthcare, climate action, transportation, and government.

  • I want to work with learning designers to make workshops and toolkits for engagement.

  • I want to work with experimental restaurants, natty winemakers, public art projects, weird magazines, weird archives, radical scholars...
 
Is this you? Be in touch!

nicolelavelle@gmail.com