2019 - 2020
2016 - 2019
2008 - 2016
2013 - 2014
2005 - 2008
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
I believe the key to creating meaningful work is fostering a community of inclusion, respect, and equity that reflects the diversity of our world. I commit to educate myself and share my learnings about DEI issues and practices. I strive to enhance support and resources available to create a more inclusive design community. This is important for historically underrepresented groups in the creative spaces I work, particularly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals, women, people with disabilities, people from low-income backgrounds, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented individuals. I actively partner with organizations and individuals who share and demonstrate these values in their work settings. I expect accountability across all the organizations I work with. I will continue to learn, grow, and listen.
I commit to educate myself on how my work contributes to climate change. I pledge to continue to update my tools, processes, and production methods to reduce my carbon footprint and the footprint of projects I work on. I prioritize projects that promote climate action and work with organizations that are committed to climate action.
I respect the history and people of the land where I work, honoring the sovereignty of the Tribal Nations of the Pacific Northwest. I live and work on lands that have been occupied and stewarded by people from the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde, Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, Cowlitz, and Chinook. I acknowledge these tribes are still here passing on their cultural heritage and I have a deep appreciation and respect for the original caretakers of this land. I aspire to continue to be a responsible steward.
A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgment
Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgment