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Senongo Akpem
VP of Design & Research, Nava Public Benefit Corporation

Senongo Akpem is a designer, illustrator, and the founder of Pixel Fable, a collection of interactive Afrofuturist stories. He is currently the VP of Creative at Nava, a public benefit corporation working to make government services simple, effective, and accessible to all. For the past fifteen years, he has specialized in collaborating with clients across the world on flexible, impactful digital experiences. Prior to joining Nava, he was Design Director at Constructive, a social impact design agency, and an art director at Cambridge University Press, where he led a global design team.

The child of a Nigerian father and a Dutch-American mother, Senongo grew up in Nigeria, lived in Japan for almost a decade, and now calls New York City home. Living in constantly shifting cultural and physical spaces has given him unique insight into the influence of culture on communication and creativity. Senongo speaks at conferences around the world about cross-cultural design, digital storytelling, and transmedia. He loves any and all science fiction.

Sessions by Speaker
Becoming a Civic Designer: Making the Move from Private to Public Sector
Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 9:30am - 10:00am PT