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S2E9: Ashleigh Axios


Ashleigh Axios is the design exponent at Automattic and a former creative director for the White House’s Office of Digital Strategy.

When Axios joined the Office of Digital Strategy in 2012, she wasn’t sure how she would fit in. But she found that
there are a lot more similarities than I assumed between the way that I think as a designer and as a digital strategist and the ways that the technologists were thinking, or the ways in which the economists and councillors and legal department.

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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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