Mitzi is a UX and visual designer from Atlanta, Georgia. After she received her Bachelors degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, she moved to San Diego, California, where she worked as an interaction and visual designer at HP and will be moving to Stockholm, Sweden to work for Spotify. As an up-and-coming UX and visual designer, she has placed in hackathons put on by companies and institutions such as IDEO, SCAD and MIT that solved for issues ranging from the wealth inequality in the music industry to federal socio-economic injustice.
As a design activist, Mitzi recently organized a free and accessible virtual conference called “Where are the Black designers?” that highlighted and brought awareness to allies within the creative and tech industry about the experiences and struggles of being a black designer within the field. She hopes to use the platform to support black designers throughout their career and help them create their own narrative by connecting them with the established legacy of the black design community, creating a hub of resources, and establishing inclusive spaces within the tech and creative field.