Design the change we wish to see.
My name is Kamilah Smith and I'm a full-stack designer based in Austin, Texas. I'm passionate about the end-to-end design process and discovering the intersections between inclusivity, human-centered design, and emerging machine learning technologies.
I developed a love for visual art and storytelling at an early age. I would draw my favorite animated characters from Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z and re-illustrate their storylines to represent a variety of cultures and skin tones. As a child, intuitively, I wanted a variety of cultural representations in the media, and this passion led me to create my own indie webcomics and character designs.
My desire for cultural representation in the media and storytelling evolved into a deep commitment to equity along with understanding human behavior, cultural evolution, and linguistics. I graduated with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Spanish from Mount Holyoke College. Afterward, I dedicated four years to teaching and advocating for bilingual education as a Teach for America corps member and alumni. From there, I made the decision to transition into user-experience to connect my passion for visual design, inclusivity, and understanding human behavior.
When I'm not designing here's what I'm up to...
My current obsession is Pokemon Masters. Available on iOS and Android by the way!
I'm currently volunteering my design skills for ATX Changemakers - BMCC.
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