I’m Colombene [Bēne] Gorton. I work on design & strategy for digital products, services and communications – often on large-scale or complex projects or across a portfolio. I develop and steward user-centered concepts with teams and stakeholders to take high level goals towards successful implementations and outcomes. I work as a consultant, lead, principal, or staff UX designer with overlap in creative direction, research, branding, content strategy, product ownership and design management. I have experience working for global tech and marketing clients but currently focus on building design capacity in co-operative, non-profit, public, and community-based organizations. My passion is innovating for truly people-centered spaces with high levels of both craft and purpose.
I’m also interested in movements for system change and think about the future of design, technology, work, consumerism, stories and culture. I log practitioner resources at Possible Futures and talk to others about their work on a podcast called The New Constructivist. A 3rd gen Angeleno, I live in The Valley with my family and listen to a lotta music.