Ed Alton is a UX designer driven to improve the usability of government technology in the United States. He joined Ad Hoc in 2019 after 20 years of running his own multi-disciplinary design practice where his clients included Verizon, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a wide variety of other organizations in the public and private sectors.
After establishing a specialty in exhibition design early in his career, the emerging web appealed strongly to Ed’s interests with its melding of aesthetic, functional, and technical considerations; his design practice moved quickly into this area. Eventually a desire to tackle the steep challenges of “civic tech”—a term new to him in 2017—marked an immediate pivot point.
Outside of all that, Ed is a devoted dad to two lovely sons and two *very* high maintenance French Bulldogs.