Experience Designer and Strategist
Ciara is a Chicago-based Experience Designer and Strategist with expertise in designing engaging digital and physical experiences in the realm of healthcare, financial services, education, and technology. She leverages a unique and thoughtful approach to experience design, integrating game design and play while acting as creative catalyst to challenge traditional methods and encourage innovation. Her superpowers are collaboration, facilitation, and infectious enthusiasm.
Ciara graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her industry work includes her role as Managing Director of Behavior Change Design at Mad*Pow and more recently as Head of Experience Design at Uplift Data Partners. She is currently on a solo journey balancing freelance design work with connecting her love and knowledge of design to her passion areas in animal welfare, conservation, robotics and ethics. When she isn’t designing or advocating for robots, you can find her playing games and gushing over cute animals.